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: 8-14 of total survey points
  • Steward: 15-22 of total survey points
  • Champion: 23 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
Make-A-Thon, 1/26-28/2024Campus-wide initiative; see
CVM Annual Scholarship Dinner, 2/20/2024NC State College of Veterinary MedicineSteward
Farm Feast, 4/4/2024NC State DiningChampion
Earth Fair, 4/10/2024University Sustainability OfficeChampion
CEFS Advisory Board Meeting, 4/12/2024Center for Environmental Farming ServicesĀ Champion
Out of Darkness Walk, 4/13/2024NC State Department of Prevention ServicesContributor
Celebration of Sustainability, 4/23/2024Sustainability Council, University Sustainability OfficeChampion
Farm to Fork Picnic, 6/2/2024Center for Environmental Farming Services Champion