This presentation covers the idea behind the growing application of Zero Waste events, benchmarking these events across university and industry. The rest of the presentation will focus on the implementation of the Zero Waste Event at the Midwest Regional Conference held at Ohio State and lessons learned from the event.
Zero Waste events are a rising trend in on campus sustainability programs. Since University events are usually very controlled as far as suppliers and attendees it is easier to host events that can think holistically about the waste generated. Ohio State has recently begun offering help to allow organizations to make their events Zero Waste. The IIE Midwest Regional Conference held at Ohio State is exploring being a zero waste event and this presentation will cover the implementation, the lessons learned, and how expandable our experience was to future IIE events and other Chapters.
Author(s): Katherine Fisher, The Ohio State UniversityLearn more at:Zero Waste at The Ohio State University and learnings from the IIE Great Lakes Regional Conference