Sustainable Event Certification

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A sustainable event certification offers campus event planners the opportunity to be recognized for sustainable event planning. Criteria for certification includes the following categories: food, waste, purchasing, education, marketing, transportation, energy and water, service, innovation. The certification levels allow for recognition across many areas and regardless of event type.

Certification Levels:

  • Contributor (10-30 points)
  • Steward (31-55 points)
  • Champion (56+ points)

Sustainable Event Certification Steps:

Step 1

Download the Comprehensive Sustainable Events Criteria and use it in your planning process. Early planning is the best way to turn your ideas into reality. If being a zero waste event is your goal, submit your request for special recycling and composting bins.

Step 2

Certify your event by completing the simple Online Certification Form.

Step 3

Be sure to use the certification as a way to promote your event, including displaying your Sustainable Event Certificate at the event and include it in press releases and/or media talking points.

Questions: sustainability@ncsu.edu

Wolfpack Certified Sustainable Events

Event Name Sponsoring Organization Certification Level
Earth Day Stressbuster, 4/22/14 NC State Earth Month Planning Committee Steward
Earth Fair, 4/9/14 NC State Earth Month Planning Committee Champion
Community Forest Stewardship Workshop, 4/2/14 NCSU Forestry and Environmental Outreach Program Contributor
Repair & Renovation Services Quarterly Luncheon, 5/2/14 Repair & Renovation Services Steward
Center for Environmental Farming Systems Reception, 3/18/14  CEFS Champion
Open House, 3/29/14 College of Veterinary Medicine Steward
Center for Environmental Farming Systems Board Meeting, 2/11/14 CEFS Steward
Center for Environmental Farming Systems Reception, 2/12/14 CEFS Champion
Krispy Kreme Challenge, 2/8/14 Park Scholars Champion
NC Exports Wood Conference, 11/13-15/13 NCSU Forestry & Environmental Outreach Program Steward
Recognition Luncheon, 12/13/13 NC State Facilities Division Steward
Homecoming, 10/27/13-11/2/13 NC State Alumni Association Student Ambassadors Champion
Repair & Renovation Services Quarterly Luncheon, 10/25/13 Repair & Renovation Services Steward
Building Liaison Briefings, 10/28/13 and 10/30/13 Facilities Division Contributor
Campout, 10/18/13 Student Government Steward
Alternative Vehicle Showcase, 10/2/13 Staff Senate, University Sustainability Office, Energy Management Steward
Latinos Beyond the Reel Movie and Discussion Panel, 9/18/13 Diversity Commission Student Government Contributor
Fall Potluck Social, 9/17/13 Environmental Sciences Academic Program Steward
Farm to Fork Picnic, 6/9/13  Center for Environmental Farming Systems Champion
Repair & Renovation Quarterly Luncheon, 5/17/13  Repair & Renovation Steward
UGSA Spring Picnic, 5/5/13  University Graduate Student Association Champion
PackFest, 4/20/13  Union Activities Board Champion
Farm Feast, 4/18/13  University Dining Champion
Earth Day Celebration, 4/17/13  University Sustainability Office Champion
Grow Your Wellness, 4/16/13  Student Health and University Recreation Steward
Taste of NC State, 4/5/13  Union Activities Board Steward
Krispy Kreme Challenge, 2/9/13  K2 Challenge Champion
Facilities Ladies Luncheon, 12/19/12  Facilities Division Steward
Annual Recognition Luncheon, 12/19/12  Facilities Division Steward
Student Health Center Holiday Lucheon, 12/18/12  Staff Enrichment — Student Health Steward
CNR Holiday Reception, 12/11/12  College of Natural Resources Champion
Cates Utility Plant Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony, 11/14/12  Facilities Division Steward
Sustainability in Agriculture Bayer Executive Course, 11/12-14/2012 CALS Office of Sustainability Champion
9th Biennial Longleaf Alliance Conference, 10/22-10/26/12 Forestry & Environmental Outreach Program Steward
Farm to Fork Reception  Agroecology Education Farm Champion
Campus Sustainability Day 2012  University Sustainability Office Champion
Council on Forest Engineering Annual Meeting  Council on Forest Engineering Steward
CVM Graduate Student Welcome Reception  College of Veterinary Medicine Steward
Green Meeting/Events Workshop  University Sustainability Office Champion
RecFest 2012  University Recreation Champion
Packapalooza – Hospitality Tent Champion
 CEFS Board Meeting  Center for Environmental Farming Systems  Steward
 Bearcat Beatdown  NC State Athletics  Steward
Facilities Operations Unit/Departmental Goal Retreat  Facilities Operations Steward
Sustainability Interchange Steward
Campus Sustainability Day  University Sustainability Office Champion
Facilities Division Recognition Luncheon  Facilities Division Steward
CEFS Board Meeting  Center for Environmental Farming Systems Steward
Stihl Timbersports Competition College of Natural Resources’ Forestry & Environmental Outreach Program Champion
CEFS Field Day  Center for Environmental Farming Systems Champion
Farm to Fork Picnic  Center for Environmental Farming Systems  Champion
Alternative Fuel Vehicle Showcase  Staff Senate Steward
Field Day on Centennial Campus  University Recreation Champion
NC State Earth Day Celebration on the Brickyard  University Sustainability Office Champion
NC State Earth Day Concert   University Sustainability Office Champion
Change Your State Challenge Stress Buster  University Sustainability Office Steward
Green Brick Awards Ice Cream Social  Campus Environmental Sustainability Team Champion
Evolving Textiles: Competition. Innovation. Transformation.  College of Textiles Steward