Going Green

Jane Hammond Events recognizes the need to be a part of the Green Economy and we are determined to contribute to a better environmentally aware community.  Events can be wasteful of both food and resources, but through every step of the planning and party process we strive to minimize our impact ecologically by implementing the following responsible business practices:

 
RECYCLING
Jane Hammond Events recycles everything possible both in our offices, kitchen, and on site at events.
 
COMPOSTING
We compost all food scraps at our kitchen and all our events.  If we are not using china and linen we use only compostable disposable products such as cups, flatware, plates, straws and napkins.
 
GARBAGE REDUCTION
Due to the all the recycling and composting, our events now create very little landfill garbage.  One small bag of garbage is our average for even our largest events.
 
WATER USE
We avoid buying water in plastic and use tap water whenever possible.  Our kitchen is fitted with low flow faucets.
 
SEASONAL ORGANIC PRODUCE
Our menus highlight each season’s crops so that we can buy locally grown produce.  We buy organically as often as possible, but recognize that sometimes a local sustainable product is the best choice rather than industrial organic.
 
SUSTAINABLE AND NATURAL POULTRY, SEAFOOD, AND MEATS
We avoid factory farmed meat and strive to serve meats, poultry, and fish that are sustainably and humanely raised.   We utilize the Monterey Seafood Watch as a buying guide and are part of the Safe Harbor program.
 
CARPOOLS
Our staff carpools regularly, cutting down on our car use.  Each of the event planners works from home offices in order to avoid daily commutes.
 
FAIR TRADE
Our coffee and tea are sourced from fair trade roasters who support small farmers using sustainable agricultural practices.  
 
RESPONSIBLE PURVEYORS
We strive to source our bulk grains and spices from responsible businesses that supply local and organic products.
 
CARBON OFFSETS
We offer clients the opportunity to offset their carbon footprint by participating in carbon offset purchases from the non-profit Carbonfund.org.  Check out www.carbonfund.org for more details on the projects this money supports.
 
SUSTAINABLE DÉCOR
We offer creative solutions to cut down on wasteful florals.  We have sustainable centerpieces available for any occasion.
 
LOCAL FOCUS
We always strive to bring the freshest local ingredients to our menus. By doing so, we ensure that our food is fresh and delicious, while also supporting the local economy and minimizing the carbon footprint of each event we cater.