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Certified Sustainable Gatherings

Gather, celebrate, and bring your vision to life in a way that maximizes your event’s lasting impression—but minimizes its environmental impact. Certified Sustainable Gatherings offers a beautiful opportunity to unite all hosts (that’s you!), vendors, and guests around the common purpose of nurturing and safeguarding the planet and its people. The result? A gorgeous event that ignites a ripple effect of positive change.

Lower the Waste, Raise the Bar

By choosing a Certified Sustainable Gathering, you’re opting to create a one-of-a-kind event that proves the most beautiful things happen when we work in harmony with the planet. Each step of our planning process is intentionally designed to minimize single-use plastics while diverting at least 90% of all waste—honoring our Triple Bottom Line.

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Planet

Minimize single-use plastics and divert 90% of overall waste, keeping pollution out of the planet’s vulnerable ecosystems and waterways.

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People

Through our tried-and-true positive reuse and donation initiatives, uplift the community and take a proud stance against environmental injustice.

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Prosperity

Feel at ease supporting vendors that truly align with your values—ones that go the extra mile for your event, the planet, and its people.

How Does It Work?

Through diligent planning, committed vendors, and measurable methods proven by our partners at Foodprint Group, we’ll work with you to achieve the credits required for a Certified Sustainable Gathering—outlined by the six overarching categories below.

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Through diligent planning, committed vendors, and measurable methods proven by our partners at Foodprint Group, we’ll work with you to achieve the credits required for a Certified Sustainable Gathering—outlined by the six overarching categories below.

Passed Appetizers

1: Reduce Waste With Haste

We’ll hone in on waste infrastructure and processing.

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2: Sip & Savor, Sustainably

Get creative with your low-waste, low-emissions menus.

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3: Find Your Value-Based Vendors

Choose from our vetted vendors or bring your own.

Private Dining Room

4: Curate Your Do-Good Décor

Explore unique ways to bring your vision to life (quite literally) while considering the entire lifecycle of each element.

5: Select Serviceware That Serves the Planet

Elevate your event and uplift the world around you by eliminating single-use plastic serviceware.

6: Communicate Consciously

Shout your low-waste mission from the rooftops.

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Leave with Memories and Measurements

Throughout the entire lifecycle of your event, our experts will consistently update and evaluate your scorecard to ultimately ensure our collective efforts reach at least 90% waste diversion. To celebrate, we’ll follow up to award you with your Certified Sustainable Gatherings Certificate!

Three Flexible Options

No Cost

EVOLVE

• Standards and guidelines for planners to use on their own
• Certified Sustainable Gatherings Program Guide and Preferred Vendor List

From $750

IMPACT

• Dedicated support throughout the planning process to help achieve certification
• Certified Sustainable Gatherings Program Guide and Preferred Vendor List
• Comprehensive Certified Sustainable Gatherings Scorecard, reviewed and verified by Foodprint Group
• Certificate of Achievement by Foodprint Group 

From $1,500

IMPACT(FUL)

• Dedicated support throughout the planning process to help achieve certification
• Certified Sustainable Gatherings Program Guide and Preferred Vendor List
• Comprehensive Certified Sustainable Gatherings Scorecard, reviewed and verified by Foodprint Group
• Verified Enhanced Metrics Report with total waste diverted, greenhouse gas emissions savings, and real-life equivalencies
• Certificate of Achievement by Foodprint Group
 Consultation with Sustainability Champion available at additional cost

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