Zero Waste Event Guide

Hosting an upcoming event? Wondering how to reduce waste and make your event more sustainable?


Image of the cover of the Zero Waste Event Guide, which includes a flow chart for decision-making for events.
(click on image to link to the ZWEG, which is in google doc form)

Check out the Zilkha Center’s Zero Waste Event Guide.

(links to a google doc)


The guide was created over a period of a year and was started by interns Charlotte Luke (’25) and completed by Saumya Shinde (’26) when they both worked as ZC Zero Waste Interns.

The guide includes helpful tips on how to reduce the amount of waste created by events and how to properly dispose of what waste is left. Let’s go!


Two smiling student leaders serving as "Compost Friends" stand on Paresky lawn behind bins of compost.
Compost Friends stand ready to help direct First Years about where to toss their compostables.