Event planners shared their best practices for reducing waste during last night’s Sustainability Summit. We attended a panel of experts and learned how industry leaders like Johanna Walsh of Twirl Management are reducing waste at their events. Ms. Walsh reduces the environmental impact of her events by rethinking transportation options and giving items she no longer needs to organizations that can reuse them, like MFTA. We also heard from representatives from Blue Hill Farms and Queens Botanical Garden.
While we enjoyed the panel, we had the best time in the event’s lounge, working with attendees at our Reuse Art Booth to make eco-friendly weavings that divert waste from landfills rather than contributing to the waste stream.
Special thanks to the two volunteers who helped staff last night’s booth. Volunteers are critical to every aspect of MFTA’s operation. Learn more about volunteering at MFTA here. Interested in a Reuse Art Booth for your event? Learn more here.