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Check out our 2009 green event trends report. Learn more about innovations from thought leader from around the country and how Portland holds up.

What does it mean to be green anyway? 
 
Don’t worry if you don’t really know or aren’t sure how you'll know when you get there; the whole world is trying to figure out that one.  With the lack of a singular and all encompassing certification or standard that spans all event types, we're working to move the industry forward.  At Elysium Events, we’ve created our own rules; leveraging years of experience and best practice research to produce the best possible result.  

A green or sustainable event is defined as “a gathering that incorporates a wide spectrum of environmental and social considerations throughout all stages in order to minimize negative impacts”.  

Our focus is on working towards zero waste but we realize there is a bigger picture here.  We are able take a holistic approach in working towards sustainable events.  Some of the areas we consider include:

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Working Towards Zero Waste
Carbon Footprint Reduction
Sustainable Products and Services Procurement
Sustainable Food and Beverages
Local Economy
Giving Back to the Community
Education & Outreach
Measuring Results