Interested in "greening" up your meeting or event? By reducing waste and ensuring that materials are recyclable and compostable, it's easy to shrink the environmental footprint of your meeting or event. There are many types of green meetings, including Zero-Waste, carbon neutral, etc. Locally, there are several businesses willing to help plan and support your green events.
Local green meeting resources
Garbage Busters - John "The Worm Man" Anderson provides on-site composting collection services for smaller events. 970.308.2397
Green Logic - Carries all types of recyclable and compostable plates, cups and flatware. Most items in stock, call to arrange support for larger events. 261 Linden St, Fort Collins. 970.484.1740
Waste-Not Recycling - Can support all aspects of green events, including Zero-Waste events: comprehensive on-site recycling and composting services, planning and education. Check out Waste-Not's guide to Zero-Waste events. 1065 Poplar St, Loveland. 970.669.9912 or 800.584.9912
ZeroHero - Provides planning and coordination of all aspects of green events, including Zero-Waste events, including recycling and composting, biofuels and carbon offsets. See website for contact information.
Most local caterers can support green events by providing food in bulk and in resuable containers. Some also will provide compostable dishes and flatware or reusable plates, cups, etc.
Hotels and conference centers often can provide reusable dishes and flatware for an additional fee.
For more general information on green meetings and what you or your organization can do to minimize the environmental impacts of holding events meetings, see: