University of Florida

Office of Sustainability

Skip to main Content   Search   Main Navigation   Quick Links   Resources   Website   Social   Address   What is this view

Main Navigation

Quick Links

Make Your Next Event Certified Sustainable!

Published: March 8th, 2017

Category: Uncategorized

Planning an event? We’ve developed this guide to help you make it more sustainable! Whether it’s as small scale as a staff meeting, or as complex as a conference, we have the tools you’ll need to help minimize your negative impact on the environment, and maximize your ability to be an engaging change agent for a wide audience.

Sustainable Event Certification Guide and Application

Getting your event certified, no matter what size, is easy. Use the checklist when planning and coordinating your event, and you’ll be on your way to developing a sustainable event. By addressing your impact in the areas of site selection, waste, food, transportation, energy and innovation, your event can earn recognition and become a model for future events. Ideally, the event should be certified beforehand so achievements can be advertised to attendees, but an event can also be certified after it has occurred.

Upon submitting the application, Office of Sustainability staff will review the contents and follow-up with requests for further information as needed.

There are three levels for event certification: Orange, Blue and Green.

CertificationSealGreen CertificationSealBlue


  • Orange: A minimal level of sustainability efforts have been met
  • Blue: Average levels of sustainability efforts have been met
  • Green: Above-average levels of sustainability efforts have been met

*Note: Innovation points will be added to any category to help meet the level the event is attempting.

If you have questions about the process or need additional guidance and resources, please e-mail

Comments are currently closed.




Social links


What is this view?

You are using a dynamic assistive view of the University of Florida site. It has all the same data and features of the original site but formatted just with assistive users in mind. It has links and content reorganized to aid assistive users and has controls at the bottom under assistive options that allow you to control key aspects such as font size and contrast colors etc.
This is not a separate text-only site, it's a dynamic view that uses unique technology from Usablenet to give assistive users better, more accessible access to the same content and features as all users that use the graphic view of the site.

Assistive Options

Top of page

Assistive Options

Open the original version of this page.

Usablenet Assistive is a Usablenet product. Usablenet Assistive Main Page.