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Green Meetings

Interested in greening up your meeting or event? By planning ahead to reduce waste and use materials that are recyclable and compostable, it's easy to shrink the environmental footprint of your meeting or event.

Most local caterers can support green events by providing food in bulk and in reusable containers. Some also provide compostable dishes and flatware or reusable plates and cups. For suggestions of local caterers, contact the City of Fort Collins Environmental Services Department at 970-221-6600.

Hotels and conference centers can often 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 the EPA’s Green Meetings resource page.

There are local businesses willing to help plan and support your green events including:

  • Garbage Busters - John "The Worm Man" Anderson provides on-site composting collection services for smaller events. 970-308-2397
  • Waste-Not Recycling - Can support all aspects of green events, including Zero-Waste events: comprehensive on-site recycling and composting services, planning and education. 1065 Poplar St, Loveland. 970-669-9912 or 800-584-9912