Sustainable Event Certification

The Sustainable Event Certification Logo.The Sustainable Event certification encourages event planners across campus to implement more sustainable practices by providing them with a framework and resources. This certification can be completed by any student, faculty, staff, or student organization.


The certification is split into eight sections:

  1. Planning
  2. Promotion
  3. Food
  4. Purchasing
  5. Waste Reduction
  6. Transportation & Location
  7. Social Sustainability
  8. Innovation and Bonus


Once you are ready to certify your event, please complete the following steps:

Step 1: Please review the entire checklist prior to beginning event planning.

Step 2: If your event does not qualify for a certain section, subtract that section’s points from the total for your percentage. For example, if your event will not have food, your total percentage will be calculated out of 45, not 55.

Step 3: Complete the checklist to the best of your availability no later than two weeks from your event.

Step 4: Once you have completed the entire form, please tally your score and put it in the total points earned section at the bottom of the checklist.

Step 5: Return the checklist and any additional information to, subject: Sustainable Event Certification. A representative from the office will review your submission and contact you.

You can access the Sustainable Event Certification here.