The Community POWER grant program offers quarterly trainings for current and registered grantees. This event is held from 8:30 am - 12 noon offering a series of break out sessions on different waste issues, and opportunities for networking and information sharing.
The Community POWER program works with local caterers to try to offer affordable, local, organic and healthy food options for breakfast. We also use a caterer that can offer cloth napkins, real dishware, and bulk yogurt, juice, etc. We collect food scraps for backyard compost. We also ask for RSVP's to ensure portion control.
We make sure to use an event space that already offers recycling to ease the set up. We make sure to announce where the recycling containers are located at the beginning of the meeting and that they are properly placed for our specific event. We also promote what is recyclable at the building to all break session presenters.
We RSVP and promote the event electronically. We offer a double sided handout, but also upload it online after the event to be accessed electronically in the future. We reuse all of our signs by keeping them in a plastic protective insert so they do not get damaged. We also have participants bring their own existing name tags to reduce waste.
The event space we offers large window in all of our meeting rooms to that we can utilize natural lighting. We turn off lights in each room before our event begins.
Promote bus/transit options and links
Serving as a model to those who attend who are able to implement these concepts at their events.
Finding an affordable caterer that can offer local, organic, and real dishware.
Everyone who has attended our events has given survey feedback that they appreciate the we are walking the talk.
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