We're here to help you make your events as sustainable as possible. That's why we've prepared an easy-to-follow list of guidelines to help minimise the impact your event has on the environment.
This will help save your energy (pardon the pun) and focus on the more exciting aspects of your event while ensuring it meets our community's expectations.
A sustainable event basically ensures that energy, water, and waste is minimised and doesn't adversely impact the surrounding vegetation and waterways.
To make it easy for event holders, we have broken Bayside’s expectations around sustainable event management into two parts:
1. Mandatory requirements (steps to be implemented by all event providers)
2. Guidelines for a more sustainable event (steps to be considered by all event providers):
Ensuring your event incorporates sustainable elements is best done in the initial planning stage. This will help you make your event as environmentally friendly as possible.
The following outline guides you through the steps that can assist you in greening your event from the outset.
Provision of general waste, recycling and organics streams* must be included as part of waste management of the site.
All litter should be removed from the site and separated into their most appropriate waste stream (general waste, recycling or organics). Clear signage for patrons to refer to will assist with this.
*For events with more than five food vendors, an organics stream must be provided for both front and back of house.
Single-use plastic bags cannot be distributed during the event.
Single-use plastic straws cannot be distributed to patrons.
Balloons are not to be used or distributed at any event.
Styrofoam cannot not be distributed to patrons.
Individual sachets (tomato and BBQ sauce, honey, soy sauce, mustard) must not be used or distributed to patrons.
All single-use cutlery and crockery must be made from products that are able to be recycled or composted.
Be proud of your sustainable efforts! Remember to promote the fact that you're holding a sustainable event throughout all of your event communications, advertising and promotion, and remind event attendees what they can do to support it e.g. BYO reusable cup.