Environmental consciousness is ever-growing in popularity, and the meetings and events industry is paying more attention than ever to the impact that various products provide. When planning your next meeting or event, consider these venues in Lehigh Valley that offer 'green' programs and features.

At Sands Bethlehem, meeting planners can take advantage of the Sands ECO360 Global Sustainability strategy which spans across the various properties managed by the Las Vegas Sands corporation. For all meetings and events, clients can expect green initiatives to be built into their packages including resource conservation procedures, waste diversion, indoor air quality management, responsible purchasing, and sustainable food practices.

The Sands will also work with you to achieve your organization's sustainability goals. Additional features of the ECO360 program can include a post-event impact statement with carbon footprint calculation, a community volunteering program, sustainable food options, and sustainable decoration options.

At Muhlenberg College, meeting planners will find a wealth of environmentally-responsible options. Throughout the campus, filtered water stations are available to help keep your event attendees hydrated without relying on disposable plastic bottles. Through partnerships between staff, faculty, and students, the college constantly works to expand its sustainability practices. 

The campus features a number of LEED certified buildings highlighting solar power to help cut down C02 from entering the atmosphere. Muhlenberg College is also conscious of waste stemming from events and now offers paper straws, reusable containers, and plant-based catering materials.

Nestled in the countryside of Coopersburg, Bell Gate Farm offers stunning spaces for your next event. The grounds of Bell Gate farm span 260+ acres, with nearly 130 acres still being actively farmed today. When hosting your event at Bell Gate Farm, consider opting for their paper-free dining packages that offer linen napkins, glassware, and reusable silverware. 

For more information on any of these venues or to start planning your next event, contact the Discover Lehigh Valley sales team by calling 610-882-9200.