Recycling and the Four Other “R’s”

in your Event Sustainability Planning

A Virtual Workshop

Join us for an open panel discussion including information about best practices and current trends on the five R’s for meetings and events.  Strategies and procedures in place regarding sustainability at events will be discussed along with measures needed for proper set up and education within the industry.

Let’s dive deep into the misconceptions of single-use plastics and their harmful environmental impacts as well as the use of eco-friendly products and their disposal. We will also address impactful governmental and industry initiatives and what the industry might expect moving forward.

Don’t miss out on robust discussion and valuable resources.

Wednesday, November 18th, 2020


    Join our Virtual Workshop

Moderator: Sue Flak

SENFC Chief Recycling Enthusiast and

Recycling Education and Marketing Coordinator

Indian River County, Florida

Solid Waste Disposal District

Sue diligently works to increase public awareness and implement recycling programs for Indian River County. Her dedication to the environment drives her commitment for recycling as well as addressing environmental issues of the world.


Tom Molenda 

Director of Hotel Operations

Ellicott Hotels, Buffalo, NY 

Born and raised in Buffalo, NY and with 35 Years of hotel operations experience Tom has amassed expertise across multiple brands from full service, boutique, limited and select service to extended stay accommodations.  Sustainable initiatives are not new to Tom, who even now is an advocate and incorporates best practices in all his hotels.

Kendra Cope

Founding Director

Coastal Connections, Inc.

Kendra is the Founding Director of Coastal Connections, Inc., with its mission to protect coastal habitats by educating and connecting people to the environment.  One of Coastal Connections' core initiatives is a community sustainability  initiative called Vero Goes Zero, focused on increasing the quantity and quality of recycling and plastic reduction

Christopher Perry


Florida Department of Environmental Protection

Waste Reduction and Recycling Education

Professional Communications Specialist with over 20 years of experience in Marketing and Design currently coordinating Waste Reduction and Recycling Education efforts at the Florida Department of Environmental Protection. Chris works hand in hand with industry advocates and recycling coordinators across Florida to help boost outreach for local recycling programs by offering valuable resources for educating residents on how to recycle responsibly.   

Looking Forward:  

Our next Virtual Workshop will be in January 2021 and focused

on Sustainability at Trade Shows.