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What does that really mean anyway?
Planning and executing an event can be extremely wasteful. Let's not beat around the bush here - millions of marketing dollars are spent creating ephemeral moments that sadly, hours after an event, end up in a landfill. We want to change that. Here are a list of ways we offer our clients the ability to reduce their event footprint.
Our spaces were designed with materials and appliances that were sourced locally, foraged, rescued or reclaimed. Working closely with a local, artisanal construction team enabled us to incorporate custom design features that are more durable and longer-lasting than typical modern mass market solutions. Our two most recent venues were designed to exceed LEED standards for Interior Design + Construction.
ZERO-WASTE COFFEE BAR
We have a complimentary zero-waste coffee bar for clients who needs to be on the move whilst getting their caffeine fix.
We have a strict policy where we do not allow single-use plastics to be used in our space. As an alternative we provide Heart Parts - an oxo-biodegradable reusable utensil kit (designed by our in house creative director.) The tableware options for our guests include stainless steel or bamboo cutlery and artisanal 'seconds' ceramics (celebrating the imperfect, that would otherwise have been thrown away.)
In addition to recycling, we offer to donate or reuse any items left behind by our clients. (including food + clothing donations to local shelters and community refridgerators.) If you have a specific preference to where items should be donated, please let us know and we will do our best to donate to a cause that is close to your heart too.
We designed the space with our clients in mind, so we have in-house decor available for rent - allowing our guests to save money on delivery fees or having to purchase any items that would be discarded and thrown away after a single use. Rentals are a one off charge, not charged per day to keep costs down too.
Our catering partners have an emphasis on locally-sourced, farm to table options, with seasonally appropriate menus. This reduces the carbon footprint of all meals served at Sommwhere. We also have a LOMI composter on site which turns food scraps into compose in 12-16 hours.
We have a collection of dried flowers + plants that you are welcome to use in the space if you'd prefer to not use fresh cut flowers.