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Planning an Eco-Friendly Event

Is your ‘baby’ graduating high school or college this year? Commencement season is right around the corner and now is a great time to plan the details for this milestone celebration. Never planned a large party at home?

 Alpine Events is here to help with with some planning advice from one of our Sr. Sales Associates, Amanda Wood!

We love a good party, but let’s be honest — Who doesn’t? What if you could have an epic celebration while also doing your part to save the planet? With a little extra effort and creativity, it’s possible. In this blog, we’ll show you how to plan an eco-friendly event that’s good for both the Earth and your guests. Let’s get started!

Find a Sustainable Venue

Finding the perfect venue for your event is a big deal, so why not choose one that’s not only remarkable but also environmentally conscious? Look for places that have taken steps to reduce their environmental impact such as a barn with solar panels or a beachfront venue that uses sustainable materials. If you can’t find a venue that meets your eco-friendly standards, consider hosting your party outdoors – Mother Nature has got your back.

Ditch the Disposable Stuff and Go Reusable

Disposable plates, cups, and utensils may be convenient, but they’re terrible for the environment. Instead, opt for reusable or biodegradable options that won’t end up in a landfill. For example, you could rent real dishes and glassware from a party rental company or choose bamboo plates and utensils that can be composted. When it comes to decorations, get creative with items you already have like string lights or DIY centerpieces made from recycled materials.

Serve Delicious, Local Food

Food is a crucial part of any celebration, and choosing local and organic options can help reduce your carbon footprint while also satisfying your guests’ taste buds. Consider working with a caterer that sources ingredients from nearby farms or choose seasonal dishes that are grown locally. If you really want to wow your guests, try serving up vegetarian or vegan options – They’re not only delicious but also better for the environment.

Carpool or Take Public Transportation to Your Party

Getting to and from an event can be a headache, but it doesn’t have to be a nightmare for the planet. Encourage your guests to carpool or take public transportation to your party, and provide bike racks or a shuttle service to reduce the number of cars on the road. You could even offer a prize for the guest who shows up in the most eco-friendly way.

Offset Your Carbon Footprint and Give Back

Even with all your best efforts, events still have an impact on the environment. However, you can make up for it by donating to a carbon offset program (like NativeEnergy, TerraPass, or Clear) or another eco-friendly cause that aligns with your values. Not only will you be doing your part to help the planet, but you’ll also be making a positive impact on the world.

Planning an eco-friendly event can be fun, creative, and rewarding – for you and the planet. By finding a sustainable venue, ditching the disposable stuff, serving delicious local and organic food, encouraging eco-friendly transportation, and offsetting your carbon footprint, you can throw an epic party that rocks and makes a positive difference in the world. So, go ahead and party with a purpose – Your guests and the planet will thank you.

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