Sustainable Checklist | Wonderful Copenhagen | Convention Bureau

Sustainable Checklist

Making your meeting more green is not rocket science. It is mostly a matter of common sense.

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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