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.
  1. Planning & Communications
  2. Procurement
  3. Resource Management
  4. Community Legacy
  5. Access & Equity
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.

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 Rethink Waste, Reduce Emissions, and Be Healthy. Download the Proof of Concept document (PDF) that gives an overview of the We Can! campaign here.


Click here for access to sustainable event toolkits and more information about locally available resources.