Whether helping participants find their way, acknowledging sponsors or providing visual brand impact, signs are a staple for events.

In fact, if every meeting held in the USA each year used one banner sign, it would use enough material to cover approximately 760 American football fields* Of course not all meetings use banners, but have you ever thought about how much sign material you do use? And the impact it can have on the planet and your budget?

For example, some signs may use harmful chemicals in their production. Others may be more durable allowing you to save money through reuse. Or include recycled content. And some maybe technically recyclable, but are often not practically recyclable at venues. Making the right choice can be sticky, so it pays to learn which choices are most sustainable.

Lucky for you, MeetGreen is sharing some great sustainable sign tips this month.

The MeetGreen Sustainable Event Kit is an invaluable resource designed to make your sustainable event planning easier. We’ve distilled hundreds of hours and many years of experience into the best practices, vendor surveys and contract language included in the Kit.

There is no better way of understanding the value of these tools than experiencing them for yourself. MeetGreen is giving away a sample of the Signage Kit on the Sustainable Event Kit page.  We are now featuring the Signage section, including best practices and a vendor survey.  In the future, we will release other helpful – and free – sections, such as Destination, Accommodations, Venue, and Audiovisual.

Try out these tools for yourself and consider purchasing the entire Sustainable Event Kit to get all 10+ event categories. Also included are APEX/ASTM Standards assessment forms that can help track and measure compliance with the Standards and If One Attendee…, a handy fun fact generator that calculates a variety of environmental impacts based on the number of attendees at an event.

While it’s not quite as good as having one of our talented team members working for you, it sure beats reinventing the wheel!  Instead of spending your precious time figuring out what to do, tap into the resources we’ve provided.  Greening your events and measuring the results will be easier than ever!

Additional Resource: Eventcellany Blog, Meeting Mythbusters: Vinyl Vice?  https://eventcellany.com/2014/01/06/meeting-mythbusters-vinyl-vice/
*Assumptions: 1,833,200 meetings held in the USA per year (2012). Popular banner size of 8’x3′ used. Football field is 57,600 square feet in area.