Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 61.37
Liaison Suzanne Davis
Submission Date Oct. 26, 2020

STARS v2.2

University of Queensland
IN-18: Green Event Certification

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.50 / 0.50
"---" 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:

UQ's Sustainable Events Certification program operates under the UQ Unwrapped program.

In 2019 over 16,500 event participants attended a certified Sustainable Event function hosted by UQ's Schools or student clubs on campus.

The Sustainable Events Guide has been developed to help event organisers run their events more sustainably. It features helpful resources for all event types, from small indoor meetings to a large outdoor occasions.

The mobile vendor guide has been developed to assist both event organiser and mobile food vendors host green events on campus.

Recognition for Sustainable Events is through the certification program. Event hosts must completed all checklist actions and then submit their event to be assessed for green certification. Green events are awarded the UQ Unwrapped Sustainable Event Certification logo, which can be proudly display on all promotional items for the event. Further information can be found within the guide.

The Sustainable Events Guide can be found online

The certification checklist can be viewed online

The Sustainable Events Guide for Mobile Food Vendors is online

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

Please note that events held within campus buildings are covered by the Building's programmed automated energy management system that controls air conditioning and lighting, turning them on and off at the commencement of, and also at the conclusion of, events.

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