2015 marks the 45th anniversary of Earth Day and, if we stop to take a look at how far we’ve come, you’ll see that we have made great strides since the first environmental teach-in back in 1970. Reduce, reuse, recycle has become a way of life for many of us, as Earth Day is now observed in over 190 countries.
When planning your next event, whether it’s a wedding, a concert, or a child’s birthday party, consider sustainability. We’re not saying your wedding gown has to be made out of hemp (unless you want it to be!) but you might consider carrying herbs or vegetables in your bouquet, or serving organic meats. Utilize technology to cut back on paper for tickets, registration and banners, and offer your guests a place to recycle their bottles and cans. Finally, use compostable cloth napkins and utensils instead of plastic.
Consider being a part of the “Pledge to Plant” this year and give back to the Earth on April 22nd by planting seeds or a tree.
Liz King Caruso is an Event Strategist, Consultant and Speaker. As CEO of Liz King Events and techsytalk, she has helped countless thought leaders grow their audience and sell their products through in-person, virtual & hybrid events. Liz is a big-picture person – passionate about tying events into an overall sales and marketing strategy and being efficient at every point of the process. Technology is her niche and she’s obsessed with helping organizations of every size leverage technology to produce more engaging and seamless event experiences.
In addition to her client work, Liz connects & educates her industry colleagues through platforms she has built – techsytalk GLOBAL, the techsytalk community & IGNITE Consulting program.
Liz has been featured as Eventex’s 50 Most Innovative Virtual Meeting Planners, Successful Meetings list of 25 Most Influential People in the Meetings Industry, Top 5 Women in Event Tech, amongst other awards.