Sustainable Events

There are thousands of events at MIT every year ranging from small team meetings to large, multi-day conferences. For any size event, planners can take into consideration sustainability. See the resources below to get started.



  • Food selection - plan menus that put plants at the center of the plate and avoid meat. Choose foods that people like to eat - Many globally-inspired menus offer a variety of flavors and creative ways to feature vegetarian or vegan options, while celebrating the diversity of our campus community.

  • Waste Reduction - Avoid single-use disposables when possible - serve food, beverage, and condiments in bulk containers. Talk to the caterer about ways they can reduce single use items. Ask about serving options like family style platters and bulk packages to reduce waste.

Waste Reduction