Green Event Planning

Green Event Planning

February 01, 2020

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Tell me what you think about going ALL Green and implementing the RRR rule (Recycle, Reuse, Reduce)! 

BY MARIA OBEID, CEO & founder of Marmoura Event Planning
Email: Website: 1306 FM 1092 Suite 405, Missouri City, TX. 77459


What does “GREEN EVENT PLANNING” means? It means that event organizers should take initiatives to avoid depletion and degradation of Earth’s natural resources.

Wastes generated from parties and social events are often taken for granted. Statistically speaking, each event produces major wastes and leave a large carbon footprint on our environment; on an average, a single guest discards 1.89kg of waste per day, of which 1.16kg is landfill materials (

Fortunately, there are few green strategies and guidelines to reduce solid wastes and reduce costs as well. For example, “The Best Management Practices Guidebook for Special Event-Generated” by Northeast Recycling Council Inc. (NERC) is focused on guiding event organizers on how to utilize recycled and recyclable resources to minimize and reduce cost of disposing wastes.

The United States Federal Government has been actively participating in the environment protection acts; The National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) of 1969 states that “Federal agencies are required to systematically assess the environmental impacts of their proposed actions and consider alternative ways of accomplishing their missions which are less damaging and protective of the environment”. Also NEPA Section 101(b) states "it is the government’s continuing responsibility to ensure that federal agencies consider the environmental impacts of their actions and decisions; federal government must use all practicable means, consistent with other essential considerations of national policy to avoid environmental degradation, preserve historic, cultural, and natural resources”. Each agency designates a "responsible official" who must ensure NEPA (National Environmental Protection Agency) issues are addressed as part of the agency's rules and regulations. EPA estimates that more wasted food reaches landfills and incinerators than any other solid wastes, constituting 21.6 percent of discarded municipal solid waste according to NEPA (

There are many strategies to reduce waste and become cost effective. At Mamoura Favors & Event Planning we practice the RRR rules (Recycle, Reuse, Reduce) religiously and educate our clients about the essential value of adopting our green theory. Our goal is to create a revolution of Green community one event at a time. Few of the RRR methods:

1) Send digital invitations instead of printed ones 

2) Use biodegradable plates and cups 

3) Use reusable silk floral arrangements instead of fresh flowers or reuse the fresh flower arrangements to decorate multiple events happening within the same weekend.

4) Select a venue that is equipped with Solar System

5) Headcount the guests as accurately as possible to reduce the chances of wasting food 

6) Promote Carpooling

Plus many more green steps that we can practice in our daily activities or special event planning to create a revolution of green generation!

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