Certificate Course for Meetings & Conventions Students - Sustainable Events 101

The World is in Crisis - learn how your future events can be part of the solution

This course will help you quickly make your next event more sustainable. With downloadable checklists and guides, the course material will be an indispensable tool for you and your team to take action today against the climate crisis.

The world is in crisis - from droughts to floods to extreme weather. Travel and events contribute about 10% of world carbon emission and are a key influence on behaviour. By making our events examples of sustainability and leading the key areas for climate change like food waste and land use - our effect on this challenge will be great.

You might think you have all the time in the world to become sustainable later, unfortunately, the world needs you to be the change now!

The easy, short modules will take you through everything you need to know from an overview of the problem, to how to get started immediately making your next event more green. |We cover materials, food and beverage and overall event design. The course is just over an hour total time, but broken into small, easy to digest lessons of 3 to 5 minutes, which you can watch at your own pace. Action items are listed for each section so you can put your learning to use right away.


Your Instructor


Natalie Lowe CMM
Natalie Lowe CMM

Natalie grew up in Northern Alberta and attended Ryerson University in Toronto for Hospitality and Tourism. She is the founder of the Sustainable Events Forum and the owner of a DMC in Niagara. She is passionate about sustainability and supporting local solutions to global problems. Natalie is also the Past President of CanSPEP, the Canadian Society of Professional Event Planners.





Course Curriculum


  Welcome and Introduction
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  Taking Action on Materials
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  Taking Action on Food
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  Wrap up and Review
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  Inspiration and thought leaders
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Frequently Asked Questions


When does the course start and finish?
The course starts now and never ends! It is a completely self-paced online course - you decide when you start and when you finish.
How long do I have access to the course?
How does lifetime access sound? After enrolling, you have unlimited access to this course for as long as you like - across any and all devices you own.
What if I am unhappy with the course?
We would never want you to be unhappy! If you are unsatisfied with your purchase, contact us in the first 30 days and we will give you a full refund.

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