Gold Talon Events

Events can foster school spirit, promote education and encourage collaboration. Subsequently, events may also create large amounts of waste, use high volumes of electricity and require travel. There are many benefits to marketing, planning and executing an event in a sustainable manner.

  • Reduce expenses and budget more efficiently
  • Create a respectful reputation for your organization/department
  • Promote a positive message and raise awareness
  • Encourage innovation
  • Support local business
  • Motivate by setting an example
  • Educate others involved

The Gold Talon checklist and rating system is a new way for departments and organizations to gain support, ideas and recognition for implementing sustainable practices in the planning and execution of events. The UNC System has a goal of carbon neutrality by the year 2050, and UNCW is a leader in this objective. Reducing your impact, or "talon print", by holding a Blue, Teal or Gold Talon Event is a fun, easy, and affordable way to become a part of this initiative.

Holding a Gold Talon Event is simple!

  1. Download the Gold Talon Checklist
  2. Check off the items that you know you will able to achieve
  3. Contact EH&S Sustainability to help with the rest!