COMMUNITY MATERIALS MANAGEMENT TOOLKITAccess reliable information and resources about how to overcome the barriers to a successful, sustainable recycling program.
Increase recycling at fairs by improving upon the current knowledge base for best practices and sharing those learning and cost-effective practices. Objective: To increase waste reduction, recycling and composting at fairs by providing recycling bins and programmatic support..
NERC's guidebook for improving materials management at agricultural fairs, heritage days, flower and animal shows and other special events in rural communities
NRC PowerPoint presentation on planning and executing a public zero waste event
In order to build a sustainable recycling program, it is useful to document success in one year to ensure that it can be repeated in future years with minimum effort. With this in mind, KAB and fair staff record bin locations on the fair map.
NRDC and Green Sports Alliance report with case studies on menu planning, procurement, preparation efficiency, serviceware and packaging, and waste diversion at sports venues.
A resource prepared by Iowa DNR for organizing community cleanup efforts
Green Sports Alliance guide that informs sports marketers, sustainability practitioners and partners how to ideate, design, and manage fan engagement programs that utilize operational sustainability systems to maximize fan behavioral and business outcomes.
A resource for professional and collegiate sports teams, leagues, and venues to improve their environmental performance related to paper use
NERC's comprehensive, step by step guide for managing material waste, including food waste at special events
Iowa Recycling Association and Iowa DNR publication with policies, checklists, RFPs, green purchasing and more.
A project of New Dream, the Campaign document includes a catalog of resources, emails, and social media posts related to dematerializing the holidays.
StopWastePartnership.org Materials management tips and timelines for specific types of events, including sample contract and policy language