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As part of Yale’s commitment to creating a sustainable campus, the University has developed new Sustainable Event Guidelines which aim to reduce the environmental impact of events held on campus. The new program, developed jointly by the Office of Sustainability, Yale Recycling, the Yale Sustainable Food Project, and Yale Catering, provides event planners and organizers with a set of practical steps that can be taken to “green” an event. While the guidelines are not a comprehensive list of every possible action that can be taken, they make available a set of minimum standards which address the environmental impact of an event in areas such as energy, transportation, waste, materials use, and food. The Yale Sustainable Food Project has issued a guide to hosting sustainable events.
utensils.jpg The Library is committed to hosting sustainable events and the Library Staff Association (LiSA) has agreed to have the Library Green Team to 'co-sponsor' staff social events. Green Team members provide guidance to event planners on how to meet the University's Sustainable Event Guidelines and help to staff LiSA events.