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Enhance Your Events With These Local, Environmentally Friendly Touches

Enhance Your Events With These Local, Environmentally Friendly Touches

​If you’re seeking eco-friendly, community-focused touches for your event in The Palm Beaches, consider swapping out branded promotional products for items sure to leave a lasting impression.

When meeting in The Palm Beaches opt to include one of the following products in meeting attendee welcome bags and pre-arrival amenities, or implement them during meeting breaks, meals and cocktail receptions. Not only are they useful, but they support our local industries as well. Explore our curated list of local food, beverage and gift items below.


Based in Boca Raton, Florida, this company is on a mission to end the ocean plastic crisis. Founded on the belief that single actions have the capability to change the world, the company offers the opportunity to educate groups about the global crisis, empower others to end their dependence on single-use plastics, and offer unique products that give back in a unique way. For every 4Ocean product purchase, the company commits a One Pound Promise, a promise to pull one pound of trash from the ocean, rivers and coastlines. Planners can consider purchasing single-use alternatives such as collapsible travel straws, utensil sets and reusable bottles or phone cases made of recycled materials, pulled directly from oceans and waterways. Also available are facemasks and mask support frames. The latter, which are made from 100 percent post-consumer plastic including 50 percent from 4Ocean plastic, are designed to minimize skin contact and improve the overall mask-wearing experience in addition to reducing pandemic litter. Furthermore, the company’s closed-loop program also allows for products no longer used or worn to be made into new products, such as their unisex bracelets.

Garden of Life (GOL)

Headquartered in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida, the products made at GOL can offer a unique gift item to attendees. At a time when health is considered wealth, these healthful and whole nutritional products include vitamins, shakes and probiotics. USDA Organic, Non-GMO Verified, Certified Vegan, Certified Gluten-Free, Kosher. Need we say more? When you purchase one of their products, you are also supporting various charities including Special Olympics-Palm Beach County, 1% Ocean Fun, Vitamin Angels, to name a few. 

Hope Water

Located in West Palm Beach, Florida, Hope Water offers a bottled-water product that impacts those living without clean water around the globe. As a social enterprise committed to growing access to clean drinking water and being part of the solution to end the world water crisis, their water sales have impacted more than 60,000 to date. Proceeds from water sales allow the company to provide clean water through filtration units to those in need on a global scale. Several local hotel partners have supported this cause including The Breakers Palm Beach and Hilton West Palm Beach as well as local food vendors such as Celis Produce and Subculture Coffee locations.

Image of Hope Water Bottle
Hope Water – Photo credit: Hope Water

Loggerhead Marinelife Center

This local treasure is one the community is extremely proud of. World renowned for its ocean conservation, education and sea turtle rehabilitation efforts, meeting attendees can learn about the destination’s seasonal marine guests through educational tours and visits, along with enjoying items from the Center’s ‘Choice Matters’ shopping selection. The program categorizes items based on whether they were made in the U.SA., and reduced waste, and were responsibly sourced. A sample of their items include sea turtle keepsakes, stainless steel straws, coastal pocket-sized notebooks or a ECOlunchbox, all thoughtful reminders of their memorable meeting in an unmatchable destination. Furthermore, the Center has a curated list of Blue Table Restaurant Partners. The list includes restaurants and eateries such as 1000 North, The Cooper restaurant, Hog Snappers, Carve Surf and Coffee, Cucina Cabana, Papa Kwan’s and Tommy Bahama Restaurant, Bar and Store, who bring ocean-friendly practices to their establishments that benefit the environment, such as plastic-free, Styrofoam-free, and sustainable seafood as well as local produce.  

Saltwater Brewery (part of the Ale Trail of The Palm Beaches)

Located in sunny and stylish Delray Beach, Florida, this gem of a brewery is most known for its environmental connection, passion for the sea, and creation and implementation of eco six pack rings. The bio-degradable rings are made from wheat and barley, becoming food instead harmful material should work their way in to our waterways or ocean. This local production microbrewery has a tasting room, beer garden, stage, food truck and more than 20 beers on tap with some of their most popular being LocAle, Passion Pit, Sea Cow Milk Stout and Screamin’ Reels IPA, which can be found at many of Palm Beach County’s restaurants. 

Swank Specialty Produce

Time your visit just right, and you can enhance each attendee’s experience with a visit to Swank Specialty Produce. Choose this as an off-site experience or attend one of the Farm’s several, themed, multi-course, on-farm dinner series events, typically held on select dates from December through May. You can also find farm-fresh ingredients from the farm at many local restaurants including Florie’s at The Four Seasons, Sassafras and Elisabetta’s.  

Attendees line up for starters at Swank Specialty Produce during a Swank Dinner pre-COVID-19
Attendees line up for starters at Swank Specialty Produce during a Swank Dinner pre-COVID-19  Photo credit: Papp Photo

Tellus Products

Based in Belle Glade, Florida, in a facility powered by a mix of renewable energy from sugarcane and solar, this innovative packaging company is one of the most efficient and environmentally sustainable manufacturing facilities of its kind. Not only is their building LEED certified, LEED Silver, but they upcycle leftover sugarcane fiber in to packaging and foodservice products for a healthier planet. Based in one of the top areas for sugarcane in the world, the ability to tie this unique factoid with sustainable plates, bowls and take out containers, adds a fun conversation starter to any event. Most importantly of all, their products take less than 84 days to break down, offering an eco-friendly alternative to plastic.

Sample of Tellus packaging at a destination event.
Sample of Tellus packaging at a destination event. Photo credit: Discover The Palm Beaches



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