Meetings & Events Australia (MEA) has republished its Green Event Checklist, designed to assist organisers deliver events that have a minimal impact on our environment. The checklist is based on Reduce, Reuse, Recycle or Offset practices.
CEO, Robyn Johnson, says “MEA encourages all event organisers to use the checklist for each of their events as a tool to measure and track how well they are employing sustainable practices.”
The Green Event Checklist was first published in 2007. “MEA was one of the first organisations to highlight the importance of reducing waste from events, Ms Johnson added. “The MEA checklist has recently been updated to reflect changes in event management and new resources available to assist organisers in controlling and recycling waste”.
The checklist includes national and international third-party Eco-Certifications and standards. Companies can apply for certification or refer to the standards when developing a framework for sustainable events. It also includes a list of food rescue organisations around Australia that recycle excess perishable foods.
A copy of the Green Event Checklist can be found on the MEA website.