With the support of the Provost’s Committee on Sustainability, Office of Sustainability piloted its Cardinal Green Events program with nine campus departments in spring 2015. Each department was given access to online resources and in-person consultation to help improve the sustainability of one of its upcoming events. Pilot events were intentionally chosen to range widely in size and scale so as to prepare program resources for the thousands of unique events that take place at Stanford every year.

The pilot successfully supported nine events that totaled more than 5,500 attendees. Pilot outcomes, feedback, and recommendations were shared with the Provost’s Committee, which then agreed to support a Cardinal Green Events program for the entire campus. The full program launched campus-wide in the summer and has garnered significant interest from the community, with a Green Events training offered to staff in the Creating Leaders Among Student Services program.