It's all about "green" in Eugene! From the Cascades to the Oregon Coast our citizens have a keen appreciation for protecting our common inheritance of natural beauty and precious resources. Consistently recognized as a sustainability leader, Eugene, Oregon and the surrounding communities are a natural draw for green meetings.
Green Event Centers
Utilizing a progressive green meeting space is an excellent way to "go green." Venues like The Center for Meeting & Learning at Lane Community College
and the University of Oregon’s Lillis Business Complex
exemplify green design and management.
Or book an ultra-hip meeting space that has been "re-purposed" rather than torn down. Look for energy conservation policies, on-site recycling and green janitorial service.
Green Event Planning
Add an eco-inspiration activity
to your conference agenda with a tour of an organic farm or sustainable industry
. Additionally, we have an authentic group of extremely passionate sustainable speakers and enthusiasts.
Organize your green event planning utilizing the Sustainable Event Measurement Tool, funded by the Meeting Planners International (MPI) Foundation and InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG).
Make Mine Green!
For assistance with green meetings or a green sports event
, contact our Sales Manager
at 800.547.5445 or complete our online RFP form
Try these sustainable suggestions:
- Provide online access to conference materials rather than distributing handouts, binders or brochures.
Forgo imprinted plastic gizmos and make an impression with amusing entertainment, edible treats or special discounts.
Ask attendees to bring their own lanyards and name badges from previous events or conferences (we all have a ton!). Not only does this save on additional plastic, paper and lanyards, it also provides a fun icebreaker activity for attendees to share their badge story.
Provide bike pedi-cabs or biodesiel shuttle service.
Use water coolers and pitchers instead of individual bottled water and soda cans.
Offer bulk sugar, creamer, butter, jelly and cream cheese instead of individual servings.
Use the facility's glasses, plates, silverware and cloth napkins. For disposables choose compostible or biodegradable cups, plate and utensils. Do not use Styrofoam.
Provide clearly marked, easily accessible recycling and composting bins alongside all trashcans.
Extend the life of florals and other decor by donating them to local non-profits after the event. Do the same with leftover food.
Consider creating a carbon-offset program for your event such as planting trees, purchasing wind energy or donating to a conservation program.
Geocaching or treasure hunting as a teambuilder? Take the "Cache In Trash Out
" approach and have fun making a difference.