Join ILEA Columbus for a panel discussion about environmental sustainability in the events industry with experts from The Ohio State University, Columbus GreenSpot, and SWACO.
-Learn about the latest trends and Green initiatives that can be implemented on your events.
-Understand how to become more appealing to environmentally conscious clients who want to "Go Green."
-Gain knowledge on how to reduce your business' impact on the environment while also reducing your costs.
-Learn about grants and awards available for Columbus businesses
Lunch provided by:
Petite Focaccia Sandwiches: Poached Pear & Brie and Roast Beef & Horseradish
Butternut Squash Soup
Lemon Orzo Pilaf
Kale & Apple Salad
Petite Dessert Duo
Sustainability Coordinator - The Ohio State University
Graham serves as the Sustainability Coordinator for three departments at The Ohio State University: Athletics, Business Advancement, and Business and Finance. He began his role as a student volunteer at Ohio State in 2010 working with the campus zero waste initiative with a focus on Zero Waste at Ohio Stadium. After graduating with a Bachelor of Science in Natural Resource Management Graham came on staff full-time in 2015 to align his departments with the university wide sustainability goals. His work includes the first zero waste men's basketball, women's basketball, and synchronized swimming events at Ohio State, collecting data regarding sustainable food purchases, and overseeing the development of university wide sustainable product and service standards.
The Ohio State University Department of Athletics
Twitter @OhioStAthletics - Instagram @brutus_buckeye
Sustainability at Ohio State - Instagram and Twitter @OhioStSustain
Personal Accounts -Twitter and Instagram @GrahamOberly
David R. Celebrezze is currently the Columbus GreenSpot Coordinator. He is responsible for working with, and encouraging, businesses and households to adopt sustainable practices through the many GreenSpot programs. David has more than a decade of experience on environmental, conservation, and sustainability issues. In the spring time he can be found in season wetlands (vernal pools) collecting data on salamanders and fairy shrimp.
The Columbus GreenSpot inspires, educates, and recognizes households and organizations that adopt sustainable practices. GreenSpot provides a framework to think about sustainability and offer ideas on how a household can achieve them. It is a free program and member benefits include a window decal, rebates on rain barrels, compost bins, native plants, recognition opportunities, and a personalized electronic dashboard where they can log their green actions. More than 18,000 strong.
Programs Manager at SWACO (Solid Waste Authority of Central Ohio)
SWACO provides a wide variety of resources to communities, businesses, and residents in Franklin County focused on waste reduction, composting, and recycling. SWACO also provides a number of resources for event planners, including a Recycling Container Loan Program, Event Waste Reduction Grants, and an Event Waste Reduction Best Practices Guide. Prior to working at SWACO, Andrew spent over 20 years working at Ohio EPA in their waste diversion and recycling program.
Parking available, free of charge, onsite.
PLEASE NOTE: Event pricing increases after February 13th.