Sacramento Event Planners (SEP) provide eco-friendly and zero-waste event planning services, eco-event audits, sustainable event management education, and consultation. The solar-powered office includes an energy efficient printer/copier, energy and water saving fixtures, a composting bin, a recycling station, and edible landscaping. SEP provides their clients with sustainable options for their planned events, including local farm venues; green printing and clothing; locally-grown food and flowers; event stylists who specialize in refurbished antiques (the ultimate form of recycling); local equipment rentals ; eco-friendly invitations ; water dispensers to eliminate water bottle waste; and on-site waste collection. They also partner with Atlas Disposal to provide composting and recycling stations. SEP provides green vendor contracts prior to an event to set expectations on waste handling before and during the event and assists vendors in finding more sustainable options for any service or product they need. They also engage and educate the guests at their events through their Sustainable Education Program, which includes onsite surveys using an iPad, highlighting the green practices of vendors, clearly identifying recycling and composting bins, and providing survey participants with a sticker to wear during the event that says “I have had my carbon footprint counted”. Results of the survey, along with information on the actions taken to reduce environmental impacts, are provided to the client following the event. The owner of SEP also teaches a Green Event Management course at Sacramento State University in which the students use the CoolCalifornia small business carbon calculator to determine their carbon footprints.