Sustainable Event Standards

The City of Eugene partnered with the Council for Responsible Sport to develop certification standards around five major categories to guide sustainability actions at events.

We Can communication plan links planning and policy with sustainable event actions
  1. Planning & Communications
  2. Procurement
  3. Resource Management
  4. Access & Equity
  5. Community Legacy

Event sustainability depends on developing an integrated Sustainability Policy that guides planning decisions using a Triple Bottom Line framework (social, economic, and environmental elements.) This is accomplished by seeking input from the host community, developing policies to promote access, equity, and the responsible use of resources, determining how sustainability will be gauged and evaluated, and then communicating the event’s intentions to the community.

Sustainability reporting after an event can be used to communicate sustainable event initiatives and efforts to stakeholders, sponsors, and attendees. 

Local Example: The City of Eugene created the We Can! campaign to publicize sustainability efforts during high-profile track and field events in Eugene, such as the 2012 and 2016 U.S. Olympic Track and Field Trials and 2014 IAAF World Junior Championships. The campaign engages fans to Build Community, Reduce Impacts, and Be Healthy. Download the Proof of Concept document (PDF) that gives an overview of the We Can! campaign here.

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  1. Waste Prevention & Green Building

    Deveron Musgrave

    Waste Prevention Program Manager

    Atrium Building

    99 W. 10th Ave.

    Eugene, OR 97401

    Ph: 541-682-6842

    Fx: 541-682-5593


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