Sustainable Event Certification

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 (see scoring explanation). Certification Levels available:

  • Contributor (25% – 49% of total survey points)
  • Steward (50% – 74% of total survey points)
  • Champion (75% or more of total points)
Certification step 1 – Incorporate sustainability

Use the resources below to integrate sustainability before, during and after your event. The online certification form uses a point-based system to evaluate the event based on your incorporation of the following sustainability practices.

Certification step 2 – Submit certification

Complete the online form to obtain your sustainability score and certification.

Certification step 3 – Promote Your achievement

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

Event NameSponsoring OrganizationCertification Level
2019 NC Coastal Conference, 11/19/19-11/20/19NC Sea GrantSteward
NCLFC Q4 Meeting, 11/20/19NC Local Food CouncilChampion
Libraries All Staff Meeting, 10/11/19NC State University LibrariesContributor
NC Food Council Gathering, 12/5/19-12/6/19Center for Environmental Farming SystemsChampion
Farm to Fork Charlotte 2019, 10/6/19 Center for Environmental Farming SystemsChampion
CEFS Farm to School Summit, 9/27/19Center for Environmental Farming SystemsChampion
Zamorano, 9/27/19Center for Environmental Farming SystemsChampion
CEFS Board Meeting, 9/9/19Center for Environmental Farming SystemsChampion
Innovation Lab, 9/3/19 Social Innovation and Entrepreneurship Contributor
CEFS Fellows Cookout 2019, 8/27/19 Agroecology Education Farm Champion
CEFS Facilitation Workshop, 8/6/19Center for Environmental Farming SystemsChampion
CommFoodStrat Mid-year Retreat, 7/16/19Center for Environmental Farming SystemsChampion
Carolina Meat Conference, 10/6/19/10/7/19Center for Environmental Farming SystemsChampion
Leadership and Civic Engagement Open House, 8/20/19Leadership and Civic EngagementChampion
North Carolina Local Food Council 3rd Board Meeting 2019, 8/21/19North Carolina Local Food CouncilChampion
Silvopasture Field Day, 7/25/19Center for Environmental Farming SystemsChampion
Community Food Strategies Facilitation Training East, 6/27/19Center for Environmental Farming SystemsChampion
ACC Sports Sustainability Conference, 6/2/19 – 6/4/19NC State Athletics and University Sustainability OfficeChampion
CEFS Board Meeting, 6/4/19Center for Environmental Farming SystemsContributor
RecFest, 8/18/19Wellness and RecreationSteward
Live. Explore. Restore. An IRC Sustainability Event, 3/30/19Inter-Residence CouncilSteward
North Carolina Local Food Council Meeting, 5/15/19Center for Environmental Farming SystemsChampion
Rural Faith Communities as Anchor Institutions Conference, 5/14/19-5/15/19Institute for Emerging IssuesSteward
Organic Commodities Field Day, 7/22/19Center for Environmental Farming SystemsContributor
Farm Feast, 4/11/19NC State DiningChampion
Eastern Land Summit, 4/5/19CEFS/NC State Ag Economics DepartmentSteward
SailPack Oriental Intercollegiate Regatta, 4/13/19-4/14/19NC State SailingSteward
Rural Works Intern Orientation, 4/27/19Rural Works! (DASA)Contributor
Farm to Fork Sustainable Agriculture Lecture, 9/5/19Center for Environmental Farming SystemsChampion
Small Farm Unit Intro to Beekeeping Workshop, 5/14/19Center for Environmental Farming SystemsChampion
SARE Fellows Tour of North Carolina, 6/10/19-6/14/19Center for Environmental Farming SystemsChampion
Mac and Keys, 3/21/19Kappa Kappa GammaChampion
2019 WRRI Annual Conference, 3/21/19-3/22/19WRRISteward
Environmental Justice Symposium, 4/20/19NC State StewardsContributor
Exploring Mental Health Experiences in the APIDA Community, 4/1/19Mental Health AmbassadorsSteward
CVM Open House, 3/30/19College of Veterinary MedicineContributor
Engineering Town Hall, 3/19/19Student GovernmentContributor
Racial Climate Town Hall, 3/6/19Student GovernmentSteward
Grad Issues Town Hall, 3/4/19Student GovernmentContributor
Student Fees Town Hall, 1/22/19Student GovernmentContributor
CEFS Financial Analysis and Budget Planning for Small Farmers Workshop, 3/20/19Center for Environmental Farming SystemsChampion
CEFS Triangle Farm To Fork, 6/2/19Center for Environmental Farming SystemsChampion
CEFS Farm Tour, 5/24/19Center for Environmental Farming SystemsChampion
CEFS Meeting, 4/10/19Center for Environmental Farming SystemsChampion
CEFS Blueberry Pruning Workshop, 2/13/19Center for Environmental Farming SystemsChampion
Electric Vehicle Show, 4/22/19Centennial Campus, Sustainability and NC Clean Energy Technology CenterContributor
Operation:Wellness, 1/9/19Student GovernmentSteward
19th Annual AEES Meeting, 6/4/19-6/6/19Biological & Agricultural EngineeringSteward
Sustainability Connections, 1/9/19Student GovernmentSteward
CEFS Board Meeting, 1/10/19Center for Environmental Farming SystemsChampion
CEFS Farm to Early Care and Education Collaborative Kickoff, 1/29/19Center for Environmental Farming SystemsChampion
CEFS Community Food Strategies Regional Gathering, 2/1/19Center for Environmental Farming SystemsChampion
CEFS Level I Racial Equity Training, 2/5/19-2/6/19Center for Environmental Farming SystemsChampion
CEFS Farm to Early Childcare and Education Learning Session I, 2/26/19 and 2/28/19Center for Environmental Farming SystemsChampion
CEFS Racial Equity Training, 4/2/19 and 4/11/19Center for Environmental Farming SystemsChampion
CEFS Farm to Early Childcare and Education Learning Session II, 5/14/19 and 5/16/19Center for Environmental Farming SystemsChampion
CEFS Farm to Early Childcare and Education, 10/10/19Center for Environmental Farming SystemsChampion
Celebration of NC State Sustainability, 4/3/19Sustainability CouncilSteward
Earth Fair, 4/22/19University Sustainability OfficeChampion
Make-a-thon, 2/1-3/19Make-a-thon Planning CommitteeSteward
Cocoa and Convo, 1/14/19Student GovernmentContributor