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Sustainable support from the ground up.

Whether you’re a big time production company, a coordinator of an annual event, a venue that hosts many events a year, or an independent planner looking to offer sustainable choices to your clients, we’re more than happy to help.  Our services fall into three main categories; connected, but able to stand on their own depending on what you need. Remember, sustainability is a journey...and we’ve got a pretty good map.   

As with any journey, the smallest step towards sustainable practices is still a step in the right direction. Don’t worry about doing it all at once if you’re on a tight budget or deadline. Regardless where you are, we can help every step of the way. 

In order to make an event sustainable, there are some basic ingredients we’re more than happy to share with you. Whether you’re creating an event for the first time, or trying to perfect past efforts, we can help identify key areas for you to consider, and offer advice on how to make a positive impression without making a negative impact. 
We do this by listening.  By understanding your needs and concerns, we’re able to help implement a plan and establish guidelines for you to measure against. You can also rest easy knowing that you have an expert ear available when you need it. 

Assessments and Audits:
We know that the big picture is comprised of a thousand details.  We can offer you a full-spectrum diagnosis of your event and create a detailed evaluation; conducting a series of interviews and on-site walk-throughs to analyze your current systems, identify missed opportunities, and provide recommendations for improvement.  

We can also include phase-in opportunities for your annual events if your efforts call for it. The evaluation is also a great way to get a third-party perspective on the event itself.

Full Scale Management: 
As the sustainability management for your event, we’re on the hook to insure that your sustainablity goals are met.  By taking a strategic, whole systems approach, we will be your service provider, helping identify ways to make your event more sustainable and manage a program to successfully meet your needs. 
In this capacity we can also assist in recuiting volunteer green teams, getting sustanable-oriented sponsorship dollars, recruiting and managing eco-friendly vendors, and honing your marketing message.

Elysium Events is also available to provide seminars and workshops on working towards zero waste and sustainable events.