Sustainable Events at Elon

Elon’s Sustainable Events at Elon designation helps student leaders plan and create events that support Elon’s sustainability efforts through waste reduction, purchasing choices, dining options and more. This program is only available for student organized events at this time.

Make your next event a Sustainable Event! To get started:

Step 1: Browse the Green Guide for Student Organizations for inspiration on how to integrate sustainability into your organization.

Step 2: Meet with the Office of Sustainability’s Outreach Intern, Emerson Wells, for a 30-minute session to discuss the details of your event, like sustainable food options and how to decorate without creating waste.

After meeting with Emerson, you will complete the Sustainable Event Checklist. In order for your event to be designated as a Sustainable Event, your event must meet at least 7 of the Sustainable Event checklist items (from at least two categories).

Step 3: Display the “Sustainable Event” banner at your event to let everyone know that your event was created with sustainability in mind!


Sustainability is a university-wide effort. Hosting an event with a Sustainable Events at Elon designation demonstrates your commitment to sustainability to the broader community. Participating also provides access to guidance on sustainable event planning and an opportunity to win a $100 Elon Dining gift card for your student organization (one winner per semester)!