November 2022

Our Next SENFC Events


November 15th, 2022 @ 4:00pm ET

SENFC Virtual Educational Program: "Zero Waste: One Event at a Time"



December 1st, 2022 @ 4:00pm ET

SENFC Virtual Networking:"Bring and Share Your Favorite Sustainable Libation Ideas for the Holidays"



January 5th, 2023

@ 4:00pm ET

SENFC Virtual Networking: "Bring A Trivia Question Related to Event Food Waste!" 


Dan Cormany, PhD

Clinical Assistant Professor at the FIU Chaplin School of Hospitality & Tourism Management and Lead of the school’s Events Management & Entertainment Management programs


It is with profound sadness that we share the passing of Dr. Dan Cormany, friend, associate and avid SENFC supporter.  

"Dr. Dan Cormany was a huge champion of sustainable practices in the events industry and a valued member of the Sustainable Events Network, Florida & Caribbean, particularly through his participation on the Education Committee.  His commitment to mentoring his students and encouraging their participation in our industry's professional organizations knew no bounds.  More often than not, he would be seen at industry networking events accompanying various students, making sure they were introduced to everyone in attendance.  To say that Dan's input and presence will be missed is an understatement; we were lucky to have him in South Florida. May his legacy live on through the many event professionals he helped cultivate through his teaching and involvement in the industry."

Joanna Berens, President & Zero Food Waste Chair, SENFC

The Sustainable Events Network, Florida & Caribbean

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Coming Soon - Sustainable Holiday Gift Ideas

SENFC Supporting The Community at the Florida Restaurant & Lodging Association (FRLA) Show

Caribe Royal Resort, Orlando

November 2-3, 2022

Dr John Buschman of SENFC and FIU once again supported Second Harvest of Orlando with a 1,700 lb. food rescue from the trade show and gave a presentation on Food Waste Reduction and Food Rescue 101.  Dr. Buschman was happy to find, in addition to the usual food displays, that a number of vendors of compostable food containers and service-ware were in evidence at the show.


Renewing Corporate Members

  Kelly Bobb - Audacy

  Jon Fox - Audacy

  Quinn Mattingly - Audacy

  Haley Teare-Lombardo - Audacy


Renewing Individual Members

Jill Brown - Solid Waste District,

Indian River County

Xavier DeRoos - Renuable Composting

Sue Flak - Solid Waste District, 

Indian River County

Lisa Pickersgill - Nemacolin Resort

SENFC Featured Corporate Members

And Learn how to be a sustainability enthusiast and advocate

Calendar of Events

November 15, 2022 (4:00pm ET) - SENFC Educational Program: "Zero Waste: One Event at a Time"  Register

December 1, 2022 (4:00pm ET)SENFC Virtual Networking: "Bring Your Favorite Sustainable Libation during the Holidays"  Register

December 4, 2022 (11:00am-3:00pm ET) Community Arts Festival at Gibson Park in Overtown, Miami (sponsored by Buddy System Miami)  Learn more

December 4, 2022 (4:00-6:00pm ET) - Holiday Community Clean Up in Jacksonville, Florida (sponsored by Beaches Go Green) Learn more

January 5, 2023 (4:00pm ET) - SENFC Virtual Networking: "Bring a Trivia Question Related to Event Food Waste!"  Register

January 11, 2023 (12:00pm ET) - SENFC Educational Program: "Creating and Implementing an Event Sustainability Plan- A Case Study"

March 30, 2023 - Global Meetings Industry Day (GMID)

April 10-16, 2023 - Food Waste Prevention Week  Learn more

April 22, 2023 - Earth Day  Learn more

Favorite Sustainable Ideas for Thanksgiving discussed at the SENFC Virtual Networking on November 3rd, 2022

  1. Make bread, pie etc. from pumpkins used for decorations. 
  2. Take pumpkins to a community garden for composting.
  3. Freeze meals or exchange with friends.
  4. Use leftover vegetables to make vegetable broth and you can freeze the broth.
  5. Deliver leftovers to community fridges.
  6. Aluminum foil cannot be recycled but aluminum cans should be recycled.
  7. Glass bottles are recyclable if they are rinsed.
  8. Borrow or share clothes with friends for the cooler weather instead of buying new clothes.
  9. Put leftover wine in an ice cube tray for easy retrieval for cooking. 
  10. Reuse and/or compost leftovers.
  11. Go heavy on vegetables and less meat. 
  12. Buy turkey locally.
  13. Donate clothes to thrift stores.
  14. Donate time and food to food banks or community kitchens.
  15. Ask launderers/dry cleaners to put linens in eco friendly packaging.  
  16. Limit or eliminate the use of plastic water bottles. 
  17. Bring your own plastic containers to restaurants or gatherings for "doggie bags". 
  18. Send eco-friendly holiday cards.

America Recycles Day (November 15) is the only nationally recognized day dedicated to promoting recycling in the United States. Every year, Broward County celebrates and encourages you to do your part to recycle every day. Help Keep America Beautiful. Take the #BeRecycled pledge to reduce waste, recycle more and increase our collective impact. Learn more about America Recycles Day.