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
Forging Our Food Future: 2023 Statewide Gathering, 3/15-16/2023Center for Environmental Farming SystemsChampion
FoodCon 2023, 2/16/2023Poole College Business Sustainability CollaborativeChampion
NC State CVM’s Annual Scholarship Dinner, 2/15/2023College of Veterinary MedicineChampion
CEFS Advisory Board Meeting, 2/3/2023Center for Environmental Farming SystemsChampion
NC State Make-A-Thon, 1/27-29/2023NC State Entrepreneurship, Sustainability, Libraries and HousingChampion
CEFS Holiday Afterparty, 1/27/2023Center for Environmental Farming SystemsChampion

Questions: sustainability@ncsu.edu