|Submission Date||June 3, 2019|
IN-5: Green Event Certification
|0.50 / 0.50||
Sustainable Development Advisor
Sustainable Development Office
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)||No|
|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, including the specific components selected above:
In October 2018, the Student Society ("AEP - Association étudiante de Polytechnique") and Polysphère (Student sustainable development committee) developed a green event certification program. It targets student events but can also apply to institutionnal events, if desired. Student committees or clubs can even apply for a small grant to help them implement different green initiatives in their events.
The green certification program has ten requirements :
1.1 All dishes and cutlery must be reusable.
1.2 No single-use container.
2. Have sorting stations in the event.
2.1 Have a volunteer who ensures that sorting is done properly.
3. Responsible food
3.1 Provide inclusive options (vegetarian, halal, gluten free, etc.).
3.2 Have fair-trade food if possible.
4. Minimize paper for communications
4.1 Prioritize the Internet and e-mail for promotion. Use an on-line service
for ticket sales.
5. Increase participants' sustainability awareness.
5.1 Explain the objectives and solutions implemented before and during the event.
6. Community benefits
6.1 Give food back to the community.
6.2 Treat employees and volunteers with respect.
7. Encourage active transportation, public transit and carpooling.
7.1 Limit the amount of parking passes.
8. Reduce the amount of waste produced in the event.
9. Calculate the greenhouse gases (GHG) generated.
10. Leave the place clean.
A first event obtained the certification in March 2019: CS Games 2019. See attached file.
The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission: