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TitleSustainable Event Essentials
Description What is a sustainable event? The term sustainable event encompasses small to large meetings, special events, conferences and tradeshows. These events require adoption of sustainable development best practices related to planning, managing, measuring and reporting. This course will familiarize you with the essential components and processes to accomplish these tasks, including management buy-in and stakeholder engagement. Your journey to sustainability will require continuous improvement. You will be introduced to an Event Sustainable Management System that will provide a framework to create a sustainability strategy that makes sense for your organization, for your attendees, your exhibitors and your budget.

Included will be an overview of the new standards, eco-labels, policies, and contracts that are to be used internally within your organization as well as with vendors and partners external to your organization.  With a model for change, you will learn how to transform an existing event into an environmentally-sensitive production with a significantly reduced carbon footprint. You will be introduced to the sustainable business cases that demonstrate how small changes can increase profitability, reduce negative environmental impacts and benefit people by adhering to the principles of Corporate Social Responsibility reflected in the integrated triple bottom line.

This course will cover nine essential areas impacting your event: Venue; Accommodations; Audio Visual; Exhibition Production; Food and Beverage Selection; Transportation Selection; Communication and Marketing; on-site Office Procedures; Destination Selection.
Date(s) Online, January 23 - March 29, 2013; Please Note: The last day to register for this class is midnight on the Sunday before the start date.
Time 20 Hours Online - Asynchronous
Location Online - For detailed Blackboard Student Help please visit
Special Pricing A 10% discount is offered on all non-credit courses based on the following:
• Current Cal Poly Pomona Alumni Association members with proper ID
• Current Cal Poly Pomona faculty and staff with proper ID

Please Note: Only one discount or promotion per person, per class is allowed. Discounts and/or promotions cannot be combined with any other discount offer.
Refund Policy Online Asynchronous Courses (Self-Paced Learning) (Non-Credit, Academic Credit and Certificates)
No refunds will be issued for online asynchronous classes once user name, password, and/or access to the class has been granted.
Course StatusNon-credit
Textbook Sustainability eGuide Online Text
Sustainability eGuide: (Please register for class first, then purchase through PayPal*)
Simple Steps for Green Meetings: (Please register for class first, then purchase through PayPal*)
*Students who have registered and paid for this class are entitled to a 40% discount on the purchase of the above listed eGuides. Once you have completed the registration process, please call 909.869.4495 for the discount code.
SyllabusThere is no syllabus available for this course
InstructorBeverly Oviedo
Course CodexHS100E-1
Notes Course sponsored by the Cal Poly Pomona Foundation, Inc.

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