Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 54.38
Liaison Jennifer Martel
Submission Date Jan. 31, 2023

STARS v2.2

University of the Fraser Valley
IN-18: Green Event Certification

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.50 / 0.50
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Does the institution have or participate in a green event certification program?:
Yes

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

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 purpose of the UFV Sustainable Event Certification is to normalize prioritizing sustainability in the planning, preparation, and organizing of events at UFV. Included are recommendations for sustainable swaps, resources, and guidelines for users. Event holders can complete a checklist, opting for sustainable actions to complete during preparation, day of, or post-event. This brings sustainability to the forefront of event planning, encouraging people to take steps to make less of an impact on the environment and make all spaces and activities inclusive. The resources include changes for the materials, gifts, catering, venue selection, waste reduction and diversion, and marketing used for events. Those taking the time to make meaningful changes will be acknowledged with their certification ranking and supplied with a banner for their event. “The Sustainable Events checklist is a fantastic resource that really helped us to think through how to make our Creativity Labs as close to zero waste as possible and accessible to all,” says Griffith, assistant professor in the School of Creative Arts.

Website URL where information about the green event certification program is available:
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