Home- Distinctly Colgate- Sustainability- Green Events Green Events Follow these guidelines for making your next event a green one! Menu Menu Food and Dining Provide organic/local food when possible Serve smaller portions (allowing people to come back for more, instead of taking too much the first time) Provide plates, cups, and utensils made from recycled material and/or that are biodegradable (avoid Styrofoam) Provide napkins made from 100 percent post-consumer content Encourage the use of reusable mugs or water bottles (no bottled water) Compost food waste (when possible) Travel Provide carpooling options (encourage rideshare program) Encourage use of Colgate Cruiser for on-campus travel Encourage participation in voluntary offset of carbon emissions (i.e., Carbonfund.org) Other Send event invitations through e-mail Print programs on recycled paper Utilize environmental-friendly marketing on recycled paper or e-mail Make sure that there are clearly labeled recycling bins present Optimize natural lighting (open blinds or look for rooms that have good natural lighting) Distinctly Colgate Intellectual Engagement International Programs Success After Colgate Athletics Entrepreneurship Sustainability Climate Action Planning For Students For Faculty and Staff For Alumni Community Garden Sustainability Council Latest News and Story Lines Get Involved Sustainable Highlights Map 13 Days of Green RELATED LINKS Intellectual Engagement INTELLECTUAL ENGAGEMENT Collaborative research by highly regarded faculty is a Colgate trademark. Off-Campus Study OFF-CAMPUS STUDY Colgate has one of the most robust off-campus study programs in the country. Career Services CAREER SERVICES Staff members and dedicated alumni play a key role in students' career exploration. Lucky 13 LUCKY 13 Find out why 13 is the most popular number on campus.