Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Special E: Saving the planet one event at a time

There are many companies popping up to help people throw “green events.”

Special E is a new service that rescues leftovers from meetings, conferences, trade shows, banquets, parties, weddings, and special events.

At the end of your event, Special E will send a “rescue squad” to pick up unused items. Among other services, the company will deliver leftover food to local foodbanks and shelters, compost buffet scraps, recycle cans and bottles from your bar and deliver floral arrangements to hospitals and nursing homes.

The company charges a nominal fee to cover their costs. The fee is based on the type, size, timing, and location of the event and the type of leftover items they are rescuing.

The service is available in 30 markets, including Denver.

What a great idea!

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