A half-day training, sponsored by the Solid Waste Management Coordinating Board, about how government and non-profit organizations can maximize on popular social marketing tools. Sessions included training from marketing experts and presentations from organizations that were effectively using online social media tools to promote their messages.
We used a caterer who uses local and organic products to make their food, had bagels and fruit that guest could eat without the use of silverware, and sent the leftover edible food all home/back to the office with attendees and staff. One of our attendees was able to take the organics back to his place of work for composting.
By offering and explaining the compost and recycling receptacles we really cut down on the amount of trash we would have had from that event!
Asking guests to bring reusable name tags and their own coffee mugs/water bottles was a great way to cut down on waste!
By not printing handouts for attendees we saved a lot of paper, ink, and time. We had all of the resources available online so that attendees could print out or use materials electronically as needed.
Composting all of the food and paper waste, as well as not printing handouts and using reusable name tags and coffee mugs.
Finding someone who could take the organics; we had to ask around but found someone who was attending who could take it. Also, finding the best central location to minimize transportation for the attendees who were coming from around the metro area.
They expect it of us, so very well!
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