What's a green event?
A green event is an environmentally-friendly event that's planned with a goal of reducing waste.
A green event...
1. Reduces unnecessary waste
2. Saves money
3. Prevents landfills from filling
4. Better for the environment
How can I have a green event?
Choose to produce as little waste as possible. Wood Lake offers a green event option for $10, you can use Wood Lake's reusable plastic cups, plates, and bowls; silverware; and recycled paper napkins. Or bring your own! Below are some suggestions anyone can follow to make any party greener. Even if you choose not to follow all the suggestions, every little bit helps. Just do as much as you can!
|Common Choice||Green Choice|
|Invitations from a store||E-mail or homemade recycled paper invitations
|Presents wrapped in wrapping paper||Ask for presents wrapped in recycled or reusable gift wrap:
fun containers, cloth bags, or even clothes work great
and can even be part of the gift!
|Juice boxes and single-serving snacks||Juice in a pitcher or reusable container, one big bag of snacks|
|Paper plates, napkins, cups, and tablecloths|| Reusable plates and cups, cloth napkins, and Wood Lake's reusable vinyl tablecloths
||Silverware or a snack that doesn't require utensils|
|Gifts with lots of packaging or require batteries
||Ask for gifts with less packaging that don't require batteries
|Balloons and streamers
||Reusable decorations or Wood Lake's natural beauty|
|Bottles of water
|Anything else?||Anything that makes the least amount of waste possible|