Sustainable Events and Offices
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. This Guide is linked under “Supporting Resources” within the Sustainable Events and Offices SharePoint.
Get support from your office’s most senior leaders, define your office and form a Sustainable Offices committee.
Use your CAS Login to access the Sustainable Events and Offices SharePoint. Click “Sustainable Offices Program Home” on the “Home” page, then click “Register My Office” to open a new registration form. Complete and submit the form to register your office in the Sustainable Offices program.
As a Sustainable Offices committee, choose a badge checklist to work towards. Set goals and take action, using the Waste, Meetings, or Energy and Emissions checklist to keep track of your progress.
After completing a badge checklist and practicing your sustainable habits for at least three months, submit your checklist to earn your badge. Return to Step 3 and begin a new checklist.
We are continuously looking to improve how we deliver our programs. Please tell us about your Sustainable Offices and/or Event Program experience.