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Sustainability At Your Next Event- 5 Must Try Tips!

LED lighting at event

ABCey Events knows how important sustainability practices are- so here, green is the new black! We’re sharing our top 5 favorite sustainability tips for you to try at your next event!

1) Go Mobile

It’s time to ditch those age old paper programs at your next event and go mobile instead! Create an app for your event that will still provide all the same helpful info about your event, but is environmentally friendlyYou’re now sustainable AND showing people how tech savvy you are!  There are tons of websites to help create your own app, but our favorite is AppMachine!

Create your own event app

2) Eliminate Waste

Forgo the paper plates and plastic utensils at your next event and try using chic reusable plates and silverware instead. Not only will you reduce the amount of waste produced, but it will also amp up the level of quality of your event! Not ready to bite the bullet yet in purchasing reusable china? Try out these eco friendly wooden options instead!

wooden reusable untensils and plates


3) Be Selective

It is important to remember that where you choose to host your event matters! Try to choose locations that are LEED certified with sustainability initiatives already in place. One of our favorite green venues in SF is The Hall, which provides all locally produced food and beverages! 

The Hall San Francisco

4) Consider The Timing Of Your Event

If possible, hold your event during the day to save on energy required by artificial lighting. If it’s unavoidable, try using LED lighting instead- using LED lights can help reduce your carbon foot print up to 70%! Just because it’s energy efficient lighting, doesn’t mean it has to be boring. You can have almost all the same lighting effects using LED as you would with normal lighting, so there is no reason not to make the switch!

LED lighting at event

5) Sustainability in Spirits

As if you needed another reason to love happy hour… what if all your favorite drinks were now locally grown, organic, and made with seasonable products? Now they can be! By making a few simple changes, your happy hour just became a whole lot more sustainable. Add a whole new element to cocktail hour at your next event, and show your attendees how easy it is to go green!

Sustainability focused organic cocktails


Have any other ideas to make an event sustainable? Let us know in the comments below or on Facebook and on Twitter!