University Sustainability

Defining Sustainability since 1899
With careful planning, it is possible to have a strong theme of sustainability throughout each step of your event, from venue to food to waste stream.
With careful planning, it is possible to have a strong theme of sustainability throughout each step of your event, from venue to food to waste stream.

Green Events

Community Feast

Appalachian State University has a deep commitment to sustainability and is working toward zero waste through thoughtful purchasing decisions and upstream solutions to waste management. Hosting a green event is a way to minimize our impact while educating and leading by example. Please use the following checklist for green event planning or collaborate with the Office of Sustainability to make a sustainable event plan. Thank you for your commitment to greening your event in order to contribute to sustainability on our campus.

The Green Events Guide suggests seven areas where you can take steps to have a more sustainable event:

  • Waste Reduction
  • Water Conservation
  • Sustainable Food Sources and Choices
  • Energy Conservation
  • Green Promotion and Communication
  • Alternative Transportation
  • Conscious Purchasing

Download the Green Events Guide here and get started planning your event!

Have questions?

Green Events contact: Jennifer Maxwell, Sustainability Program Manager
maxwelljb@appstate.edu, 262-2667