Earth Smart Store Helps ‘Green’ Your Next Meeting
All types of purchases contribute to a greener conference, and we’ve got some great suggestions! From meals eaten on-site and cleaning supplies to VIP amenities and door prizes, be sure to include a stop at the Earth Smart Store in your next Corvallis site tour itinerary.
Looking for an easy way to avoid creating a mountain of landfill-bound disposable tableware at your next event? Corn- or cane-based compostable dishware is a great substitute for standard disposables. Both cane and corn are crops that can be grown and harvested annually, unlike trees.
To safely remove travel dust and fingerprints from your tradeshow booth materials, tuck a bottle of non-toxic cleaner and recycled paper towels in your travel kit.
Toast award winners, event planning staff, and industry executives with these drinking glasses fashioned from wine bottles.
For those program materials that just must be printed on paper, consider non-tree papers, such as hemp. For an extra-thoughtful touch that’s totally Corvallis, send post-event thank you cards which, after they’re read, can be planted to produce wildflowers! (The Maven’s address is 553 NW Harrison Boulevard, Corvallis, OR 97330 … )
For a luxurious touch, have a crisp white bamboo – yes, bamboo! – robe waiting in VIP hotel rooms. (Shown with a recycled barn plank Adirondack chair.) Select a towel, a soy candles, and a bottle of wine, and your VIP gift basket is all set! Better yet, include a colorful cloth bag to carry everything home.