Zero Waste Community Event Toolkit

Post-Event

Recognition

Action Checklist

  • Create an award for a zero waste champion volunteer – a volunteer who demonstrated the most “passion” for the zero waste project. Recognize their achievement via your event’s website and/or a press release.
  • Create an award for a zero waste champion vendor/exhibitor – a vendor or exhibitor who demonstrated exceptional commitment to zero waste through their practices at the event. Recognize their achievement via your event’s website and/or a press release. Perhaps contemplate a reduction in vendor fees for the upcoming year.
  • Investigate opportunities to nominate your event for green awards from environmental or other organizations.
  • Show your appreciation by hosting a “zero waste” party for your volunteers.

Global Best Practice

Green Award for Hillside Festival

 The Hillside Festival in Guelph received the first Green Award issued by Festivals and Events Ontario. A combination of recycling, composting, dishwashing, bulk water distribution, solar panels and a high level of organization and patron awareness and buy-in helped Hillside achieve the award. Congrats!!!!

www.hillsidefestival.ca


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