--Ask for seasonal, local, and organic foods to be served at your event.
--Offer vegetarian options or go meatless! This reduces food mileage as well as cost.
--Ask for Fair-Trade, Equal Exchange, or Shade Grown coffee.
--Use reusable dishware of compostable materials to divert waste.
--When advertising your event, encourage your attendees to walk, bike, use public transit, or carpool to your event.
--Encourage teleconference calls to reduce plane travel.
--Host your event during a time that utilizes natural daylight.
--Choose a location that properly accommodates the number of your attendees. This reduces heating and cooling energy consumption.
--Offer recycling and composting receptacles for waste.
--Go Paperless! From invitations to meeting agendas, using electronic materials will greatly reduce your carbon footprint and expenses.