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UC Santa Barbara

June 26th-29th, 2017

Event Sustainability

CSU Fullerton Sustainability Living Lab: Desert Studies

Through this conference, we hope to both create a space to share best practices and to have the space, in and of itself, be part of the solution. In past year’s we have achieved as high as an 87% waste diversion rate, encouraged carpooling, provided buses and shuttles to reduce car travel, and more.  

For our catering: 

  • 50% of produce will be locally grown; 20% of all food and beverages will be organic
  • 100% of coffee, tea and sugar will be fair‐trade certified
  • All food will be seasonal
  • All meats will be hormone-free
  • Eggs and chicken will be free‐range
  • All meals and breaks include options for vegans, vegetarians, pescatarian and those with wheat
    allergies
  • Breakfast, lunch and the Awards Banquet will include a protein for vegans
  • All coffee service will come with agave syrup, organic soy milk, organic milk and organic non-fat milk
  • Where practical, we will provide signage indicating sustainability factors.
  • Our staff will be proactive in communicating where to find vegetarian and vegan dishes
  • All serviceware will be compostable (certified as: ASTM: D6400)
  • All condiments will be served in bulk containers