Sustainability is a core value at UCalgary, and one that we can all reinforce through the decisions we make every day. The Sustainable Events and Offices Programs provide simple tools and resources to help UCalgary students, faculty and staff take action to make our workplaces more inclusive, environmentally conscious and socially responsible.
Sustainable Events Program
When we plan more sustainable events, we put our values into action. Every event, no matter how small, offers us an opportunity to create an inclusive space for social gathering, to manage our financial resources responsibly and to minimize our campus community’s impact on the environment.
Use your UCID Login to access the Sustainable Events and Offices SharePoint. Click “Start a New Checklist” on the “Home” page. Click “New Item” to open a new checklist, or access supporting resources through the Sustainable Events Program Home page.
Use the Sustainable Events checklist to keep track of your progress towards certification as you plan your event.
When you have completed your checklist, click “Submit Completed Checklist” at the bottom of the form to submit it. A representative from the Sustainability Resource Centre will contact you to confirm the details of your certification and award your Bronze, Silver, or Gold badge.
Pick up your Sustainable Events Banner from the Sustainability Resource Centre, set it up and enjoy your event.
Sustainable Offices Program
UCalgary’s Sustainable Offices Program simplifies sustainable decision-making in the workplace into five checklists: Waste, Meetings, Energy and Emissions, Purchasing and Health, Wellbeing and Community. Participating offices work in teams to complete checklists and earn badges. All students, faculty and staff who work in an office are welcome to take part.
To learn more about the Sustainable Offices certification process, review the Getting Started Guide.
Talk about the program with your office members! Generate some interest and get everyone on board with creating a more sustainable working environment.
Register your office by filling out the Sustainable Offices Registration Form and sending it to firstname.lastname@example.org. Someone from our team will review it and confirm.
Download the PDF of a badge to work towards and complete the tasks. Set goals and take action, using the Waste, Meetings, Energy and Emissions, Purchasing, or Health Wellbeing and Community checklists to keep track of your progress.
After completing a badge checklist and practicing your sustainable habits for at least three months, submit your PDF checklist to email@example.com to earn your badge. Return to Step 3 and begin a new checklist.