Eco-friendly isn’t just a trend; it’s becoming a necessary part of daily life. Whether you recycle, use solar energy, or try to conserve energy and water, millions of people around the world are doing their part to help protect the environment and reduce their carbon footprint.
Another way many businesses are hopping on the eco-friendly bandwagon is by hosting eco-friendly events at Tribeca Rooftop + 360° in NYC. These events are designed with the planet in mind and are easy to organize with some planning.
If you’re looking to green up your next special event, here are some tips you can incorporate to help!
While drinking plenty of water is essential to keeping cool and staying hydrated, especially in these record-breaking temperatures, wasting water is not cool.
One of the best ways to help reduce wastewater is to minimize the water served at your event. We’re not saying not to provide water, but consider having no pre-filled water glasses at tables and allow guests to request water as needed.
Another way water gets wasted at many events is when large containers of fruit-infused water remain largely untouched. This not only wastes water, but it also wastes the fruit infused in the water.
Plastics will likely be around for centuries, so adding even more to landfills is not a green concept. While you may not think a special event requires many plastic products, consider eschewing straws, bottled water, helium balloons, and plastic utensils. If your event requires plastic name badge covers, collect them to be reused at the end of the event.
At Tribeca Rooftop + 360° in NYC, we have our own ceramic dishware and stainless steel cutlery, so you never have to go the plastic route. We can also provide water on demand, so you aren’t purchasing bottled water.
Paper materials are another big no-no when it comes to hosting a green event. Handing out brochures and other documents can be eliminated by creating a QR code to direct your guest to a website or online document with important information.
Make your meals greener using local ingredients, organic produce, seasonal produce, and meat-free options.
This will help reduce travel time for your food to make it to your venue and will help protect the planet by supporting providers who use fewer pesticides and chemicals that can pollute the surrounding environment.
Meat-free meals and ethically–sourced fish leave less carbon footprint than meat-farmed meals.
If you have a lot of guests headed to Tribeca Rooftop + 360° in NYC, consider arranging carpools, a bus, or a rideshare for your guests. This will get everyone to the venue while reducing the amount of pollution output by guests taking individual vehicles to the event. You can also encourage guests to take advantage of public transportation.
Outdoor events are a great way to reduce energy and electricity use. At Tribeca Rooftop + 360° in NYC, we have a beautiful rooftop venue with amazing views of the NYC skyline.
Our rooftop venue can accommodate 175-400 seated guests, 720 cocktail guests, or 350 theater-style guests.
Consider using fair trade products for your event, such as fair trade chocolates, flowers, coffees and teas, nuts and seeds, produce, and seafood.
Finally, if your event gives out promotional items or ‘swag,’ consider going green with reusable items or items made with recycled materials. Things like water bottles encourage the reduction of the use of disposable bottles, while t-shirts or fleece jackets made with recycled materials not only promote your brand, they also give new life to plastics and fabrics that might have otherwise been thrown away.
There are many ways to make your event much more eco-friendly at Tribeca Rooftop + 360° in NYC. From the foods you use to the venue you choose, let us help you plan an event you can feel good about hosting.
To learn more about Tribeca Rooftop + 360° in NYC, please contact us today!