As the planner, you are not only responsible for your guest’s experience and safety but the impact your events have on your community and environment. Taking cues from this year’s CSE Live venue, Evergreen Brick Works, its never been more essential to practice sustainable planning and to consider those around you when you are designing and ordering for your events. From protecting your guest’s privacy to your inclusivity code of conduct to the food you serve to your sustainability plan and to the way you incorporate giving, it’s all about being aware and being willing to evolve. Here are some things that will help you create events with our world in mind.
If you are going to snack, snack on something great. Noble Jerky is premium VEGAN and marinated & seasoned, with plant protein. All-natural, non-gmo, and it’s from a Canadian company. We love garlic & ginger marinated teriyaki. Order your batch at www.noblejerky.com.
Events are a massive consumer of straws. Think about any festival, carnival, sporting event or anywhere that sells soft drinks. Insist on earth-friendly straws at any event you manage. You can find them at www.sweetflavorfl.com.
AROMATHERAPY SHOWER STEAMERS
Ideal for conference welcome baskets, the Aromatherapy Shower Steamers are a unique and enjoyable gift. Clients love Good Morning Citrus and Lavender Love, both perfect for morning showers and relaxing before bed. Buy it on Etsy.com from WildfireAromatics
VAYA LUNCH BOX
Inspired by the colour of illumination and power, the Vaya Tyffyn Silver lunch kit is made from 100% recycled materials and is designed to be kind to your wellbeing and made to be kinder to the planet with stainless steel and BPA-free plastics. Go to www.vaya.in to view their wide selection of styles
MATT & NATT, RAVE BACKBACK
This gorgeous backpack from designers Matt & Natt is made from 100% natural materials and is ideal for the busy planner on the go. With top zipper closure, adjustable webbing straps, side pockets and front zipper is easily fits a a 13” laptop, smartphone and all your essentials. View the Dwell Collection at www.mattandnat.com.
Even the BBQ can be reimagined without the dreaded paper plate. These beautifully handcrafted palm leaf dishes are inexpensive, light as a feather and do no harm. Perfect for outdoor parties. Shop the whole collection at www.partytrends.ca.
Most decorators at some point will use twine. This eco-luxe bakers twine comes in many colours like this pretty aqua. It’s divine for gift wrapping, crafts projects, wedding favors, and product packaging. 100% cotton and biodegradable. View alternative colours at www.greenmunch.ca.
CUSTOM PRINTED ECO BAGS
Consider the Tuscan Harvest bags which are made from 100% recycled brown kraft paper and can of course be customized with any design using earth friendly dyes. Perfect for favours, conference swag or trade shows. Shop eco-friendly packaging on www.greenpackaginggroup.com.