Host a green event

The University of New Brunswick is proud to support many great events throughout the year. However, events can be major sources of waste and greenhouse gas emissions.

The Green Event Program provides resources and support to campus groups on how they can incorporate sustainable choices into their event and reduce their impact on the planet. Whether you are a student, staff or faculty, all are welcome to pursue a Green Event Certification for your next event.

For more information on hosting a green event, see the full guide to carbon neutral and green events (PDF).

Reasons to go green

There are so many reasons to make your next event green:

  • Publicly demonstrate your commitment to climate change and sustainability
  • Save resources and reduce waste
  • Reduce costs
  • Receive a green events promotional package to support event marketing and communications efforts
  • It’s easy to achieve!

How to apply

In order to become certified, you must commit to incorporating the mandatory actions outlined in the application. Mandatory actions are separated into four categories:

  • Planning
  • Communication and promotion
  • Transportation and energy
  • Food and dining & waste management

There are also optional actions in each category if you wish to go the extra mile. Once you submit your application, check your email to see if you have been approved.

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