How to get certified
Step 1: In the planning stages of your event, read the Sustainable Event Guide and consider the actions and timeline in relation to your event.
Step 2: Appoint a lead person on your planning team to coordinate the certification process.
Step 3: At least 3 - 4 weeks in advance of your event, book a meeting with the sustainable events team (and include your Hospitality Concordia Events Coordinator if you have one). The bigger the event, the more in advance we recommend that you reach out. A 1.5-hour meeting will guide you through the process of identifying actions that are applicable to your event, provide you with a Sustainable Event Certification checklist and help answer your questions.
Step 4: Submit your completed checklist to the Office of Sustainability. Your preliminary score will be calculated along with your level of certification: Bronze, Silver, Gold or Platinum. You will receive the corresponding seal to include in your promotional materials.
Step 5: Undertake and promote the sustainable actions to which you committed.
Step 6: Report back and submit the relevant documents to the Office of Sustainability. You can do this up to three weeks after your event. Be sure to include a photo or screenshot from your virtual event. Your final certification level and performance will be confirmed and you’ll be celebrated on the web page and in promotional materials.