Our reviews of many green event planning guides

Please contact us if you a) know of a guide we don't list here, b) need guidance different from any guide we've found.

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How to Run a Green Meeting

If you're planning a business meeting or a small conference, you might find these 10 basic tips from BlueGreen Meetings to be helpful.

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American Wind Energy Association

This guide from the American Wind Energy Association lists actions taken at their 2008 Windpower conference. It's a quick read and has some good, basic tips for greening larger indoor conferences.

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Greener Events Guide Checklist - Outdoor/Community Events

This is a short two-page guide specific to outdoor events - festivals and small community gatherings. It's short and basic but still manages to be pretty thorough and helpful.

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Race for the Cure Recycling Guide

This 24-page recycling guide was created for the Komen Race for the Cure event in Portland. It has helpful information for planners who are new to intensive recycling programs, sample letters to sponsors, info on composting, and ideas for promoting your event.

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Eco Funeral Planning

In this useful article on green funeral planning, "Eco Funerals are Life Affirming," the author discusses funerals, memorial services, organ and tissue donation, coffin alternatives, cremation alternatives and monuments. There are also links with further useful resources. This site should be of help to anyone planning or considering greening a funeral.

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Zero Waste Action Team Guide to Litter-Free Events

This is a somewhat thorough green event guide created by the city of Thunder Bay Ontario. The guide lists about 20 suggestions, is straightforward, with some information specific to Canada.

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How to Green Your Outdoor Sports from Treehugger

This guide has ten basic tips plus further reading and links for travelers and sports-oriented vacationers. It focuses on travel and sustainable sporting equipment.

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Green Event Planning Guide for Duke University

This guide, originally created for Duke University, is a 4-page checklist. It touches on waste reduction, energy conservation, food service and purchasing environmentally aware materials. It also has links for green caterers plus additional resources.

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MSN Lifestyle Green Party Tips

Here are 10 basic tips for eco-friendly parties. Despite an odd opening instruction to reward yourself with a "mani-pedi," these ten tips are useful, positive steps toward a green party.

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National Geographic's Sports and Travel Green Guide

This guide from National Geographic has several articles related to green travel and sports, including a guide to purchasing athletic shoes, tips for bicycle commuting, surfing and vacations.

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The Three R's of Green Weddings

This article from National Geographic outlines the 3 basic R's of going green (reduce, reuse, and recycle) with basic tips for greening your wedding. There are also several links for finding sustainable jewelry, clothing, and invitations, plus location and decorating suggestions.

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How to Throw a Green Party from Epicurious.com

This guide has some in-depth information and quick tips on food, drinks, decor and party activities. It seems geared towards upscale extravagant parties. There's also a recipe database, which could probably use more veggie options.

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Green Funeral Providers

This site from The Green Burial Council, a non-profit org., lets you search green funeral providers, cemeteries, and products by state.

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