Sustainable Development Goals for Events – MeetGreen

Last updated: 12-17-2019

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Sustainable Development Goals for Events – MeetGreen

Goal 4 – Ensure inclusive & equitable quality education and promote life long learning opportunities for all.
How do you include this goal in your event planning?
The power of this SDG is its ability to get your venues and events asking themselves, ”what are we doing to support quality education in our sphere of influence?”
Choose speakers that will provide quality content for the attendees to learn from.
Start by offering, or looking to attend education sessions.
Sourcing ambassadors and temp labor from the local schools of hospitality, which provides some extremely powerful real-word insights for the students.
Choose venues that use nationally recognized standards such as LEED (leadership in energy and environmental design).
Goal 7 - Affordable & Clean Energy
Goal 7 – Ensure access to affordable, reliable, sustainable, and modern energy for all.
How do you include this goal in your event planning?
Choose venues that use clean/renewable energy sources.
Look for LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) certifications.
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Goal 8 - Decent Work & Economic Growth
Goal 8 – Promote sustained, inclusive & sustainable economic growth, full & productive employment, and decent work for all.
How do you include this goal in your event planning?
You keep supply chains in mind. What are you sourcing, where is it coming from, and who are sourcing it from. (ie woman owned business, local business, social enterprise, etc…)
When purchasing you choose items that have a positive impact.
Goal 14 - Life Below Water
Goal 14 – Conserve and sustainably use oceans, seas, and marine resources for sustainable development.
How do you include this goal in your event planning?
Plan your menu with sustainable seafood choices.
Do not pre-pour water glasses.
Provide attendees with water bubblers to fill and refill glasses or reusable water bottles.
Remove straws from being offered automatically to attendees.
Keep supply chain in mind when planning your menu.
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Goal 15 - Life on Land
Goal 15 – Protect, restore, promote sustainable use of terrestrial ecosystems, sustainably manage forests, combat desertification, and halt & reverse land degradation, and halt biodiversity loss.
How do you include this goal in your event planning?
Create a sustainability policy to include guidelines for minimizing waste.
Really take a full-spectrum / cross cutting look at your waste management programs front and back of house.
Place a real emphasis on reusables.
Set baselines, assessing your diversion rate and set aggressive targets, like hosting a Zero Waste Event.
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Goal 16 - Partnerships for the Goals
Goal 16 – Promote peaceful and inclusive societies for sustainable development, provide access to justice for all and inclusive institutions at all levels.
How do you include this goal in your event planning?
Promote diversity and inclusion initiatives.
Provide a safe and inclusive environment for all.
Educate and inform your venue about ECPAT, and international program to identify and report human trafficking.
Have an emergency response plan and reviewing throughout the planning process to address all possibilities that you can be prepared for at your event.


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