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Zero waste event planning

Zero waste event planning


UPDATE: This event has already taken place. To download a copy of the Zero Waste Event Planning Guide or a copy of the presentation by Mariela McIlwraith, see our Resources section


Yes, your event can be waste free!

Find out how at this free workshop where you’ll learn waste reduction tips for events of all sizes, from the office party or family gathering to large-scale events like the Canterbury Festival.

This event will also introduce the new "Zero Waste Event Planning" book, a green event planning guide specifically designed for Oxford County residents. 

Mariela McIlwraith, co-author of “Meet Better: 167 Easy Ways to Make Your Events More Environmentally and Socially Responsible,” will share digital resources.


Guest speakers

Mariela McIlwraith, CMP, CMM, MBA Director of Sustainability, Events Industry Council
Emily Cude, Project Manager, Transition to Less Waste

Event Details

Thursday, November 23, 2017

Quality Hotel & Suites
580 Bruin Blvd, Woodstock - Altadore Room

To register online, select one of the following options:

2-4 PM for event venue managers     7-9 PM for all audiences


About Future Oxford: The Future Oxford Community Sustainability Plan sets out the community’s vision for how we will manage community, environmental and economic resources for Oxford County’s future growth and wellbeing. The Plan sets out 70 distinct actions to improve quality of life for Oxford's current and future generations. For more information and to read the Plan visit