At Stanford, leadership in sustainability extends to all aspects of campus life—including events and event planning. Whether you join us for a sustainability tour, attend a conference on campus, or participate in a departmental meeting, you will witness the Stanford community maximizing resources, reducing waste, and offering an example of environmental stewardship.
Celebrating Sustainability at Stanford
This Earth Day, join us as we Celebrate Sustainability! On Monday, April 22 from 11am to 2pm, join faculty, staff, and students in SEQ courtyard as we celebrate sustainability at Stanford. This year's "Celebrating Sustainability" event will be an interactive festival designed to educate members of the campus community about Stanford's sustainability achievements through fun, engaging activities and displays.
Student Sustainability Welcome Reception
The annual student sustainability welcome reception was held October 18, 2012 from 4-6pm in Old Union Courtyard. This event introduces students to the multitude of ways they can explore sustainability on campus and beyond. The event features speakers, giveaways, music, and free food. Guests learn about sustainability-related majors and departments, sustainability student groups, and grants, internships, and research opportunities.
Keep an eye out for next years event at the Sustainability Welcome Reception webpage.
Green Event Planning Guidelines
Implementing green practices at large campus events, such as conferences and ceremonies, as well as small events, such as meetings and dinners, demonstrates a pervasive commitment to sustainability. The university's Greening Events at Stanford booklet helps groups plan and execute a more environmentally sustainable event. Sections provide education on food choices and catering, zero waste, communication, transportation, and post-event considerations specific to Stanford. A master checklist provides a comprehensive resource for all event organizers. While the guide includes recommendations for improving the sustainability of campus events, it does not represent university requirements nor is there a certification for events. Click here to download the complete Greening Events at Stanford guide book. Click here to view the Event Guidelines prepared by Student Housing in 2008.