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 and innovation. The certification levels allow for recognition across many areas and regardless of event type (see scoring explanation). 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)

Certify Your Event

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.

step 2: submit certification

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

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.

Event NameSponsoring OrganizationCertification Level
No Till Production Demonstration, 7/26/2022Center for Environmental Farming SystemsChampion
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

Questions: sustainability@ncsu.edu