Greening your event
Planning an outdoor event on Vancouver streets and in parks?
Minimize your event's environmental impacts and help Vancouver become the greenest city in the world by 2020.
- Reduce waste, water, and energy.
- Use sustainable foods and products.
- Educate guests about environmental impacts.
Get help on how to plan, carry out, and assess your event: use our Green Events Planning Guide.
As part of your event application, you must fill in a green event form that explains how you plan to manage waste and hold a more sustainable event. Will you remove your event waste by hiring the City, hiring a business, or doing it yourself? To fill in the form, choose an option, below.
You are responsible for leaving your event area clean and litter-free, otherwise you will be charged for City services to clean up. Do not use existing bins on City and park property.
Plan a sustainable event with our step-by-step guide
Our Green Events Planning Guide walks you through every step of how to make your event more sustainable. Get tips, checklists, information sheets for vendors and volunteers, and a list of local suppliers and service providers.
Green Events Planning Guide (1 MB)
We also have limited equipment such as water fountains, bike racks, and signage, that can be rented by event organizers. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for details.
The City can provide your event with food scraps, recycling, and garbage bins, and then remove the bins and their contents after your event. Costs depend on how many bins and pickups you need, and if any recycling bins are contaminated with garbage.
Are you hiring a business to manage waste and recycling services at your event? Or doing it yourself? Tell the City about your green event plan.
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