Increasingly, meeting and event planners are being called upon to make their events more environmentally sustainable.
GREENING YOUR EVENT
From menu selections to the exhibit hall, there are opportunities to build sustainable practices into your meeting. Below are some resources to get you started on the path to a “greener” event here in Louisville!
The Office of Advanced Planning and Sustainability
The sustainability mission of the Office of Advanced Planning and Sustainability is to promote “environmental conservation, the health, wellness and prosperity of our citizens, and embedding sustainability into the culture of the Louisville community.”
- U.S. Green Building Council – Kentucky Chapter
- Louisville Sustainability Council
- Louisville Energy Alliance
From routes, safety and special bike-related events, learn about Louisville’s growth as a bike-friendly city!
SoBro Louisville and Nulu are serving as pilots for an EcoDistricts program in Louisville. EcoDistricts – or neighborhoods that commit to implementing and maintaining sustainable building and infrastructure projects – promote neighborhood-scale sustainability practices in an effort to accelerate efforts citywide. The Office of Sustainability is partnering with community members from both neighborhood groups to explore what an EcoDistrict looks like in Louisville.
KAIRE is Louisville Metro Air Pollution Control District’s community outreach and education program for the Louisville Metro area.
REDUCE & REUSE
Have good “stuff” leftover from your event that you don’t want to ship back but want to save from the landfill? Consider donating those items!
Call ahead to make sure that your items can be accepted by one of the organizations below and to arrange drop off/pick up. Most organizations require a minimum of a week or more notice:
- Habitat for Humanity ReStore : Items such as electronics, building materials, appliances, flooring, furniture. Call ahead to find out if your items can be accepted: 502.805.1416
- Hand in Hand Ministries: Food, building materials, cleaning supplies
This section contains resources to help you start your journey to a greener event. For some quick tips, click here.
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