Make your holiday event more sustainable

Holiday events can be joyous and green. Simply select a Preferred Green Caterer to ensure all the waste created at your event is compostable. Preferred Green Caterers are vendors that are screened annually by the Office of Sustainability and commit to providing fully compostable serviceware for JHU events at no extra charge.

But don't stop there. You can also reduce the amount of waste at the end of your event by sending out free food alerts if you have food left over. Free Food Alert is an innovative platform that allows event hosts to post free food giveaways when there is excess food after their event and for Hopkins community members to receive email and mobile alerts for free food. The FFA is now available on the Homewood, Peabody, and East Baltimore campuses.To become a host, sign up here.

Reducing food waste and composting is a significant step toward a zero waste future for Johns Hopkins and achieving our sustainability goals. By choosing a Preferred Green Caterer and using the Free Food Alert, we can work together to reduce and compost waste and feed people.