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)

Step 1

Sustainable-Event-Guide-Cover-300x231Download the Sustainable Events Guide 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

 

Certified Sustainable Events

Event Name Sponsoring Organization Certification Level
Packapalooza, 8/22/15 NC State Champion
Welcome Lunch, 8/13/15 EcoVillage, WISE Village and West Campus Housing Steward
RecFest, 8/16/15 University Recreation Champion
Environmental Sciences Connections and Fall Social, 8/18/15 Environmental Sciences Academic Program Champion
Business Services Employee Appreciation Cookout, 5/19/15 Facilities Business Services Champion
Southeastern Sustainability Network, 6/15/15-6/17/15 University Sustainability Office Champion
End of Year West Campus Party, 4/24/15 University Housing and EcoVillage Champion
Earth Fair, 4/22/15 University Sustainability Office Champion
Green Brick Awards, 4/17/15 Campus Environmental Sustainability Team Champion
Farm Feast, 4/22/15 University Dining Champion
State Energy Conference, 4/21/15-4/22/15 NC State University and partners Champion
12th Annual On the Dock of the Bay, 5/2/15 Eastern 4-H Center Champion
WESAcat, 4/4/15 Wolfpack Environmental Student Association Champion
East Coast Grounds Managers and Landscape Architect's Conference, 6/2-6/4/15 Grounds and Fleet Services and Office of University Architect Champion
New Employee Orientation, monthly OnBoarding Center Champion
Krispy Kreme Challenge, 2/14/15 Park Scholars Champion
Event Name Sponsoring Organization Certification Level
Recognition Luncheon, 12/12/14 Facilities Division Contributor
Industry Speaker: Bruno Sarda from Dell, 11/20/14  Poole College of Management Sustainability Initiative Steward
Sustainability in Research Seminar, 12/1/14  Poole College of Management Sustainability Initiative Contributor
Zero Waste Event Planning Workshop, 11/13/14  Poole College of Management Sustainability Initiative Steward
Faculty Workshop: Building Sustainability into Your Courses, 11/10/14  Poole College of Management Sustainability Initiative Steward
Poole College Sustainability Initiative Industry Speaker: Shawn Heath from Duke Energy, 11/4/14  Poole College of Management Sustainability Initiative Steward
Lunch 'N' Learn Series Featuring Mark Schmidt, 11/5/14  Poole College of Management Sustainability Initiative and Net Impact Steward
Homecoming, 11/2-8/14 Alumni Association Student Ambassador Program Champion
Halloween Potluck, 10/30/14 SOUL Garden, WESA and Slow Foods Champion
NC State Brewery Tour, 10/23/14 NC State Alumni Association: Young Alumni Steward
NC State More Than Money Careers Workshop, 10/22/14 Poole College of Management Sustainability Initiative Contributor
STS 323Q Hunger Banquet 12/2/14  FYC/Crop Science/Sustainability Office Champion
Repair and Renovation Chili Cook Off, 10/10/14 Repair and Renovation Steward
CEFS Lecture and Reception, 10/18/14 Center for Environmental Farming Systems Champion
CEFS Soilbration, 10/17/14 Center for Environmental Farming Systems Champion
CEFS Board Meeting, 10/16 and 10/18/14 Center for Environmental Farming Systems Champion
Tri-Towers Energy Challenge Kickoff, 9/30/14 NC State Stewards Steward
Center for Geospatial Analytics Forum, weekly event NC State Center for Geospatial Analytics Champion
Alternative Vehicle Showcase, 10/15/14 Staff Senate, University Sustainability Office, Energy Management Champion
Fall Student Social, 8/26/14 Environmental Sciences Program Champion
Poole College Green Event Planning Workshop, 7/24/14 Poole College of Management Sustainability Initiative Steward
West Campus End of Year Picnic, 4/23/14 West Campus Housing and Villages Contributor
Earth Day Stressbuster, 4/23/14 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
Event Name Sponsoring Organization Certification Level
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
Event Name Sponsoring Organization Certification Level
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