10+ Tips for Keeping Your Next Event Eco-Friendly

Eco-friendly events and consideration is more than just a fad, it’s necessary. It’s 2016 and the world is on the edge of environmental disaster. Industry pros are minding attention to the impact of their gatherings and being creative with these initiatives in mind.

1.) Using Plantable Paper, in place of your disposable paper for Marketing Messaging.

Plantable paper is a biodegradable eco-paper that is basically made with post-consumer materials and embedded with seeds. When the paper is planted in a pot of soil, the seeds grow and the paper composts away. All that is left behind is flowers, herbs or vegetables, and no waste. It’s easy to plant and grow.

Seed Paper for Eco-Friendly Green Events in Los Angeles

2.) Use locally sourced food for your next event!

It’s important to stay true to your local community, not only will you be introducing attendees to the local variety, but any locals will instantly connect with your brand. If you’re a brand coming from out of town, this can definitely generate considerable respect with your audience as well as provide some great points for conversation. When you’re coming in from out of town, it’s important to connect and stay true to the local community.

Buy Local Food for your Next Event or Production

3.) Reuse your decor, reuse the components of your experience!

What better way to prevent more items from falling into the clutches of the landfill? Recycle! The next time you need items for your event, it will be available for you. Try to keep this in mind when planning your initial event concept. Make sure to avoid disposable items across the board.

Recycling Decor for your Green Events

4.) Incorporate Free Swag and Samples into your event

Instead of offering bottled drinks that end up in the trash can. Or offer a swap for swag campaign where attendees can trade recycled bottles and trash for free branded swag! 

Eliminate the post-event trash pickup when your attendees can participate in making the world a cleaner place.

Make it a contest or a game! Incentivize your attendee’s or participants with some cool gear for helping clean up the area, festival or event. People love helping to make the world a better place, and people love Free Swag!

Coca-Cola built a; “Swap for Swag” booth and its results were tremendous. Tons of Recyclables like Bottles and Cans, what might otherwise end up as trash in a landfill were picked up from areas throughout the music festival for trade at Coca-Cola’s Booth. What a great idea.

Typically you see brands handing out giveaways and leave-behinds for consumers to take home and use to remember their brand by. Why not incorporate those leave-behinds into the event itself?

Eco Friendly Water Bottles

This can save on trash at the end of the night as well as save our planet from being taken over by landfills! Offer attendees a better option, if you’re planning on giving away some; “Free Swag”, make it a water bottle, or an item that can be used at the event.

You can offer water refill stations or drink stations where attendees can put their swag into action around your event. These can also be creative and fun!

5.) Work with a Venue that assists in eliminating food waste

When choosing your partners make sure you choose the right one. Work with a venue that supports your initiatives. It will help you in the long-run as your interests are aligned.

6.) Make sure that you plan on choosing an Event Venue that can be accessed via public transportation or via Bike. Reduce your carbon footprint by design!

7.) Offer a 100% green press room where all press kit documents and information, is available online.

Green Media Areas for Events

8.) Power your event using Solar! It looks cool and modern and it will generate interest among consumers! Cut your reliance on the wires and power up from the sun!

swap-swag

9.) If you’re passing out uniforms to stay cohesive, Move your Brand Ambassadors to Organic Cotton!

Did you know that 100% of Chipotle’s Employee’s wear organic cotton uniforms?

Organic and Eco Friendly, Green Uniforms for Brand Ambassadors

10.) Allow attendees to power up your event with a creative power-generating installation!

Invite and promote healthy habits and fun at your event. Perhaps a gamified Bicycle race that generates power for your space? Perhaps a VR Game? The possibilities are limitless.

Linkedin’s London office features a table, with partial Bicycle seats that can charge your Smartphone, why not incorporate this into your next event?

If you have questions about how to make your next event more eco-friendly contact BeCore today! We would be happy to help with your next project!