The commitment Berkeley Vegan Earth Day has for presenting the community — and the world — with a prototype for the future of eco-friendly event planning goes well beyond food choices and best business practices. In fact, BVED is so devoted to demonstrating how an event like this is doable on virtually any scale that we want to give you a quick behind-the-scenes look at some of the environmentally-conscious features you’ll see on April 22nd.
- The wasteful practice of printing out tickets has transformed into the paperless version with Brown Paper Tickets.
- Decor will have that special touch from regenerated Trader Joe’s Fearless Flyer.
- All signage will be constructed from reused cardboard.
- Vendors are held to high standards to use recycled paper products for their food-related items.
- The scavenger hunt and art competition will use paper from a recycling center. Pieces used on only one side are given a second life before heading back to be repurposed.
From sandwich wrappers to chopsticks and piano keys to ping pong balls, forest byproducts have become an inextricable commodity for the human species. However, there isn’t any shortage of alternative approaches for reusing the products that already exist before stripping more from the global landscape. It’s just a matter of making a conscious effort to be part of the solution.