Sustainable Event Certification

A sustainable event represents wise stewardship of resources, prudent financial planning and environmentally responsible operations. It also inspires attendees to live more sustainably.

Showcase your organization’s commitment to sustainability by attaining a Sustainable Event Certification.

What makes an event sustainable?

Utilize the following resources to guide your organization to Sustainable Event Certification.

How to Certify Your Event

step 1: Incorporate sustainability

Use the resources above to integrate sustainability before, during and after your event. The certification process uses a point-based system to evaluate the event based on your incorporation of sustainability practices. Certification is offered at the following levels:

  • Contributor: 25-49% of total survey points
  • Steward: 50-74% of total survey points
  • Champion: 75% or more of total points
step 2: submit certification

Certify your event by completing the online certification form.

step 3: Promote Your achievement

Be sure to use the certification as a way to promote your event. Display your sustainable event certificate at the event and include it in press releases and/or media talking points.

Certified Events

Event NameSponsoring OrganizationCertification Level
FoodCon 2023, 2/16/2023Poole College Business Sustainability CollaborativeChampion
SailPack Women’s Intercollegiate Regatta, 9/24/2022NC State SailingChampion
All CEFS Meeting, 10/12/2022Center for Environmental Farming SystemsChampion
All Carolinas Meal, 9/7/2022NC State DiningChampion
No Till Production Demonstration, 7/26/2022Center for Environmental Farming SystemsCenter for Environmental Farming Systems
Wolfstock, 4/25/2022University Activities BoardChampion
NC State Earth Fair, 4/6/2022University Sustainability OfficeChampion
Climate Change Symposium, 8/11/2022Center for Environmental Farming SystemsSteward
Small Farms Unit Demo Day, 7/13/2022Center for Environmental Farming SystemsSteward
CEFS Board Meeting, 5/4/2022Center for Environmental Farming SystemsSteward
Celebration of NC State Sustainability, 4/19/2022University Sustainability OfficeSteward
Showcase of Upcoming Cover Crop Varieties, 4/8/2022Center for Environmental Farming Systems Steward
Farm Feast, 4/7/2022NC State DiningSteward
Holiday After Party, 1/12/22Center for Environmental Farming Systems Steward
CEFS Tour of Agroecology Farm, 5/26/22Center for Environmental Farming SystemsContributor
Terrence Curtin Society Luncheon, 5/19/2022College of Veterinary MedicineContributor
WRRI Annual Conference, 3/23-24/2022Water Resources Research InstituteContributor