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Sustainable Checklist

There are many initiatives and practices to follow when planning a sustainable event. Mostly it is a matter of common sense. One thing you do not have to worry about, is whether you have chosen the right destination. Copenhagen is a frontrunner when it comes to adopting sustainable solutions and the city has one of the world's most ambitious climate policies - making it almost impossible not to adopt sustainable practices for your next event.

Here is a list of questions to ask before your next event:

Your transportation

  • Is the venue conveniently located for public transport or within biking/walking distance?
  • Are your guests able to borrow or rent bikes?
  • Do you offset carbon emissions when flying to your destination 

Your food

  • Is water provided from jugs rather than bottles?
  • Are food, coffee and beverages locally produced or fairtrade?
  • Are food, coffee and beverages organic where appropriate?
  • Is your food waste composted?
  • Is individually wrapped food avoided?

Your waste

  • Do you use cups, glasses and cutlery rather than plastic drinking vessels and plates?
  • Do your printed materials use recycled paper and card?
  • Do you use reusable displays, banners and name badges?
  • Do guests have the option to separate their waste, and do you specify where waste paper and used batteries are to be deposited?

Your venue and hotel

  • Does the venue or the hotel have an environmental strategy signed by the management group?
  • Has the venue or the hotel established written environmental objectives and drafted an action plan on how to achieve them?
  • Are environmental issues taken into account when re-purchasing bathroom equipment, electronic kitchen appliances and office machines in order to minimize water and power consumption?
  • Is rainwater collected and used, for example, for WC cisterns and irrigation?
  • Are only dispensers used for hand soap and shampoo?
  • Are paper towels and toilet paper made from non-chlorine bleached paper or eco-labeled paper?
  • Are low-energy strip lights or low-energy light bulbs used wherever possible?
  • Is the water flow from showers, taps and toilet flush systems controlled and minimized?
  • Are detergents, soap, etc. eco-labeled?
  • Does the hotel or venue use chemical herbicides on their surrounding parks and lawns?
  • Does the company possess plants for the use of renewable energy, such as solar plants, wind energy, bio-fuels or soil heating?
  • Is heat-governance installed so the temperature is lowered in rooms that are unoccupied?

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Food Waste Donations

The Round Table collaborate with events and festivals to provide surplus food to socially vulnerable groups. Read more here...

The Danish Food Bank makes it possible to donate surplus food to support socially vulnerable groups. Read more here...

Wefood sells goods that regular supermarkets can no longer sell due to overdue ‘best before’ dates, incorrect labels or damaged packaging. Read more here...

Material Waste Donations

Red Cross take donations in form of furniture and clothing.  Read more here...

Danmission take donations in form of various materials with reselling potential, with the goal of aiding socially vulnerable groups by the profits Read more here...

Amass - Guiseppe Liverno

Organic restaurants

Copenhagen is a green city and that also reflects in the restaurants. Many of the Copenhagen restaurants go for an organic or largely organic menu. Whether you are into Italian, Nordic or a Danish hot dog you have the option of treating yourself with an organic option.