Ways to make your next event more sustainable.

Adnan Morbiwala
The Event Blog
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2 min readJun 6, 2024

In today’s world, where environmental concerns are more pressing than ever for brands, hosting a sustainable event is not only responsible but also increasingly expected by attendees.

By making your event eco-friendlier, you contribute to the planet’s well-being and set a positive example for others to follow.

Here are five effective ways to make your event more sustainable:

1) Use Eco Friendly Media for Branding.

The media used for brand messaging at events does not need to be the regular flex or vinyl.

There are other alternatives such as Fabric, Canvas, Sun Fabric which are more sustainable as they are made from cloth.

2) Avoid use of Plastic at the event

At more and more of our events, we are adopting the practice of not having plastic bottles at water stations.

In order to complement our clients’ commitment towards environmental sustainability, we are instead asking our venue partners to set up water stations having glass jugs and glasses placed.

3) Using Eco Friendly Stationery

Instead of the pencils and paper pads that are placed at the tables at the venue, use eco-friendly stationery that is made from recycled handmade paper.

This helps reduce wastage. The paper pads used at events are rarely if ever used to take notes. Many a times we have found doodles on them instead.

4) Eco Friendly Give Aways

It is slowly but steadily becoming a trend to now give a table plant as a give away. We have done bonsai plants or also seeds that can be potted and placed at the desk.

This goes a long way with attendees and creates a sense of inclusion for them as well.

5) Order Less Food

This might sound like a no brainer, but the amount of food that we see wasted at events is mind boggling.

As per compliance, a venue will never take the risk of distributing that food outside of the property.

What you can do as a client is factor in 10% lesser than what you are expecting to be served. Chefs always account for 20% more that the minimum gaurantee.

What you are doing by ordering less is reducing the chances of food getting wasted. It literally goes into the bin if not into your guest’s tummy.

I think the points mentioned above are small, no doubt, but every drop makes an ocean. With ESG now becoming a centerpiece in almost all brands’ agenda and also a movement that is followed by the masses, it is important to take even these small steps to ensure were all doing our bit. Because there is only One Earth, if everyone contributes even in a small way, we’ll all be doing our part in protecting it.



Adnan Morbiwala
The Event Blog

The guy who talks about random stuff. I'm a passionate Marketer who is also the events guy.