by Edited by Lisa A. Grimaldi | April 19, 2012

Carpool signTransportation, particularly to an event within driving distance, can be one of planners' biggest obstacles to achieving a truly eco-friendly event. Sally Webb, CSEP, the CEO of Durham, N.C.-based The Special Event Co. (919-248-4709;, includes a question on registration websites or forms about attendees' willingness to carpool to the event, then she links up interested parties. "It's a great networking opportunity as well," Webb adds. Lori Hill, president of Takoma Park, Md.-based Lori Hill Event Productions Inc. (301-549-3249;, says getting attendees to carpool can be a challenge, so she offers participants free or discounted valet parking, coupons or gift certificates.