Sustainable event certification

Why sustainable events at MIT?

At MIT, we host over 10,000 events per year. The many choices we make across campus as we plan each one of these events add up to our campus’ event footprint.  Our events have a cumulative impact on the health of the community, the local economy, and the natural environment. This Certification will help guide planners toward making smart choices about food, energy, transportation, and materials when planning an event. Help the Office of Sustainability pilot the first version of this tool in the spring, summer, and fall of 2015 and take a leadership role in shaping the future of sustainability at MIT.

The aim of the sustainable event certification is to:

  • Empower you as staff, faculty, and student event planners to take a leadership role in catalyzing a sustainable transformation across the event culture at MIT.
  • Reduce the environmental impact of event planning choices and boost the health and enjoyment of your event attendees.
  • Gain recognition for your commitment and become a model for the Institute.

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Getting started

Visit the Office of Sustainability website and begin tracking points towards a gold, bronze or silver certification!