Event Hosting Guide
Thinking of hosting an event for the Day of Sustainable Communities? Here’s some know-how to get you started!
When Should I register my event?
Right now! Really, it’s best to register your event as soon as you are thinking to host something. It’s easy to change the event details or have your event removed later on, if needed. Our outreach efforts get a big boost with each new community added to the Day of Sustainable Communities map.
It’s super simple to register, just go to this form and fill out as much of the information as you can. We’ll be in touch with any follow up questions.
If your community can’t host an event for the Day of Sustainable Communities, but you still want to support the initiative, reach out about becoming a partner for the Day instead.
Write to us with any questions through our Contact Form.
What Kind of Event Can I host?
From 3 people to 3000 people, we are welcoming events of all shapes and sizes for the Day. The important thing is that your event is planned for September 21st or sometime in the week immediately before or after. By hosting an event during this timeframe, you will be participating in not just one, but FOUR global happenings…
Day of Sustainable Communities (of course!)
Get on board and get your community engaged in the worldwide movement on September 21st!
What counts as A “sustainable Community”?
No, you do not have to be an “ecovillage” to join. This is a Day for any and all groups that are taking action towards sustainability in their local communities. We call them Community-led Initiatives (CLIs).
These are some issues and themes that are alive in North American CLIs right now. Maybe your group is connected to one or more? If so, please consider yourselves very welcome to join the Day of Sustainable Communities. And, if you see an important theme we missed, please write to us.
Land and economic cooperatives
Diversity, equity, and inclusion
Law and legal barriers to community
Healthy food (September 21st is harvest time!)
Plastics (banning plastic products)
Global climate disruption
Housing instability (standardized eviction)
Community decision making processes
Loneliness and social isolation
Decriminalization of marijuana
Trauma informed work
Racism and violence
Intimacy and authenticity
What are some activity ideas for my event?
Here’s a bunch of ideas to spark your creativity!
Social entrepreneurship and investment forums
Wild edible plant walks
Thought-provoking art installations made from reused materials
Critical mass bike ride through the center of town
Zero waste/zero carbon festival
Music and dance
Open Space event exploring “What are our next steps for creating a sustainable community?”
A celebration for the equinox
Community potluck meal
Open houses and community tours
Movie screenings - We suggest playing The Response documentary
Action Projects, such as…
Setting up rainwater collection on a high-visibility public building
A workshop constructing compost bins out of old pallets
Planting fruit trees in public right-of-ways
Building bus benches out of earthen materials