Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 74.20
Liaison Juanita Van Norman
Submission Date Aug. 5, 2022

STARS v2.2

University of Manitoba
IN-18: Green Event Certification

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.50 / 0.50 Christie Nairn
Office of Sustainability
"---" indicates that no data was submitted for this field

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:

The UM Green Events Guide aims to minimize waste and negative impacts on the environment while promoting sustainable actions. In alignment with the UM Sustainability Strategy, students, staff and faculty event planners are able to see that their operations are part of the collective effort to bring the University's short- and long-term sustainability goals to life. Event organizers are invited to select and implement actions under sections such as Travel & Commute, Equity, Diversity, Inclusion, and Accessibility, as well as Promotion & Engagement in an online form. For an event to be green-certified event organizers will:

1. Complete the Green Virtual or In-Person Events form at least 2-3 weeks before the event.
2. Follow the resource links provided within the event-form to learn more about actions in each section
3. The Office of Sustainability will review the completed form, finalize the event score and send you the organizer their certificate. Certifications range from bronze to gold.
4. Have event organizers’ sustainability efforts recognized by including the Green Event certification in their event promotion

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

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