Interested in learning more about sustainability and attending sustainability events? Please visit these calendars for events at UCLA:
And this calendars for events off campus:
Hosting an event? The UCLA Sustainability Events Subcommittee is developing a Green Event Certification program. Please email email@example.com if you would like to participate in the pilot. In the meantime see the tips below.
Tips for hosting green events:
Go paperless for invitations by using email or internet (e.g. evite).
Pick a central location or a venue that is near public transportation, and send attendees transit info in addition to parking info.
Decorate naturally (e.g. plants, local flowers), if at all.
Instead of paper table cloths, either go without or use cloth.
Use compostable or reusable plates, utensils, and/or cups.
Order food and drinks in bulk quantities, rather than individually wrapped items. Less packaging means less goes to landfill.
Order food from businesses located close to the office to minimize resources needed for transport.
Order locally grown/produced food to minimize impact in terms of processing and transport to store, but look for hidden costs.
Select fair trade or organic items, if available. If it is an on campus event, UCLA Catering and ASUCLA Catering both offer sustainable options.
Provide a water station with reusable mugs in lieu of individual bottles of water.
Provide clearly labeled recycling bins for separation of waste: cans/bottles/plastics, compost (if available), landfill, etc.
Clean items prior to recycling, if needed.
Donate leftover food to a local charity.
Use environmentally friendly cleaning products.