Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 71.07
Liaison Michael Chapman
Submission Date March 6, 2020

STARS v2.2

Nova Scotia Community College
IN-18: Green Event Certification

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.50 / 0.50 Kirk Herman
Environmental Engineer
Facilities and Engineering
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Does the institution have or participate in a green event certification program?:

Has the institution held one or more certified events in the previous year?:

Does the institution’s green event certification program address the following?:
Yes or No
Sustainable transportation options, teleconferencing options, and/or carbon offsets Yes
Sustainable catering (e.g., sourcing local and third party certified food and beverages, providing vegetarian/vegan options, using reusable/compostable materials) Yes
Paper consumption (e.g., minimization and recycled/FSC certified content) Yes
Energy efficiency (e.g., equipment and lighting) Yes
Waste minimization and diversion Yes
Communications and/or signage about the sustainable practices Yes

A brief description of the institution’s green event certification program:

NSCC has created a "Sustainable Events Guide" document to facilitate green event certification. This guide serves as a first resource for planning sustainable events. Enclosed is a checklist with a variety of sustainable actions that can be taken at all stages of the event, from planning to clean-up. The actions check-list is broken up into two main sections: planning, and wrap-up. Within these sections are sub-categories for each aspect of the two main phases, such as organizing, marketing, and set-up. In addition, each action in each sub-category is classified based on the impact it will help reduce (e.g. waste). There are 26 actions in this guide that staff and students can take to make sure their event has a reduced impact. Post-event, the organizers complete an online form that is submitted to NSCC Facilities' Sustainability team to facilitate green event certification.

Website URL where information about the green event certification program is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:

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