Due to all of the logistics and details that go into events, they can have a large impact on the environment. As a result, many people are looking for ways to produce more environmentally-friendly events. With inspiration from Bizzabo Blog, we’ve gathered here a list of sustainable event planning tips to make your next event more green!
The first step to planning a sustainable event is to find a green-certified venue! There are plenty of elegant facilities around the city of Austin that practice sustainability. Two of our favorites are Canyon View Event Center and Barr Mansion.
Canyon View Event Center:
Canyon View Event Center is LEED certified venue that’s perfect for conferences, receptions, and special events. It has repurposed wood panels, low-flow water fixtures, and solar panels. In addition, it has scenic views through floor-to-ceiling windows, and can accommodate up to 350 people. Fully equipped with integrated technology and a catering kitchen, this venue is flexible, trendy, and perfect for any sort of event.
Barr Mansion is an Austin Green Business Leader and Certified USDA Organic Venue. Barr Mansion is 119-year-old mansion with a gorgeous ballroom and farmstead that produces world-class grown cuisine. It’s popular for wedding and other events, and can accommodate a thousand guests. This venue has everything, including on-site chefs, as well as servers and bartenders! AND, it’s environmentally friendly!
Another way to plan a sustainable event is to evaluate your catering. Austin has plenty of local vendors with amazing in-season food, which will lessen the carbon footprint. In addition, replacing disposables with reusable dishes and silverware will cut down on a great deal of waste.
Lastly, you can work to reduce waste when creating event materials. Excess paper can be eliminated by electrotonically communicating through digital invitations or websites! If you’d rather have these materials in print, you can opt for using recycled papers. In addition, biodegradable balloons, living plants, and LED light bulbs are all brilliant materials you can also use to make your event more sustainable!
Looking for an event coordinator or event staff in the Austin area? Shoot us a message, book a complimentary consultation or ask for a fast quote. veronica@aweeventsatx 512-718-8086 www.aweeventsatx.com.
Post written by: Halle Foster