What is the City’s role in planning a sustainable event?

The City of Eugene is a national leader in responsible event management. Between the Waste Prevention, Transportation, and Climate teams at the City, there is always a strong focus and collaborative mindset on how to achieve our city’s many sustainability goals. Eugene set the bar high at the 2008 U.S. Olympic Track and Field Trials, which earned the International Olympic Committee’s highest sustainability honor, Sport and the Environment Award. This recognition was leveraged by City staff to create the We Can! sustainable events program, which offers technical assistance and educational resources to anyone delivering an event in Eugene.  The Responsible Events Framework, developed by the City of Eugene with support from the Urban Sustainability Directors Network, serves as a tool that any event planner can use to plan a sustainable event in any community. 


The Eugene Riverfront Festival is working with sustainability operations company Kilowatt One to ensure the highest level of sustainability is achieved. WCH Oregon22 is contracting with local nonprofit BRING Recycling to deliver event services at Hayward Field. Both events will work toward achieving the highest level of certification from third-party event certifier, Council for Responsible Sport

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1. What are the World Athletics Championships?
2. When and where is the event?
3. How do I buy tickets to WCH Oregon22?
4. Who is organizing this event?
5. How many people will be involved in the WCH Oregon22 event?
6. What is the anticipated economic impact of this event and other large track and field meets?
7. Will athletes from Russia and Belarus be able to participate in WCH Oregon22?
8. How can I volunteer for the event?
9. How can I stay updated on WCH Oregon22?
10. How can I stay updated on what’s happening in Eugene during WCH Oregon22?
11. What is the City of Eugene’s role in this event?
12. What is the Eugene Riverfront Festival?
13. How do I rent my house (or part of it) during WCH Oregon22?
14. How can my business get involved in WCH Oregon22 or be prepared for the event?
15. How can youth get involved?
16. How will people get around during this big event?
17. Where will visitors and athletes stay during the event?
18. What is the 2,021 for 2021 tree planting?
19. What is the 20x21 Mural Project?
20. What is the City’s role in planning a sustainable event?
21. How do I learn more about Hayward Field at University of Oregon?