Sustainable Meetings

Meetings and Conventions Calgary
Meetings and Conventions Calgary

Sustainable Meetings

Putting Sustainability First

We believe in working closely with our clients to create sustainable events. Choosing Calgary as a host destination means choosing green. Here’s how:

 

  • Calgary’s Sustainable, Environmental and Ethical Procurement Policy (SEEPP) provides guidelines for contracted venues and hotels regarding purchasing products and services at reasonable prices while considering key environmental and social benefits such as worker health and safety, energy efficiency, and packaging.
  • Numerous meeting venues and accommodations across Calgary have received ratings from the Green-Key Eco-Rated program which recognizes hotels, motels and resorts committed to improving environmental performance. 
  • Calgary’s two major convention centres, the BMO Centre at Stampede Park and the Calgary TELUS Convention Centre, are committed to sustainability.
  • Calgary’s food action plan – Calgary Eats! – builds on community-led efforts to create a healthy, equal and sustainable food system. Event planners can work with venues and caterers to ensure that meals are sourced locally and sustainably, to ensure vegan and vegetarian items are available to reduce the carbon footprint, that the occurrence of food waste is reduced, as well as working with food recovery organizations to deliver any surplus food to local hunger relief agencies.
  • Calgary is proud to be home to one of the few transit systems in North America registered with the ISO 14001 for environmental standards aiming to minimize the impact of services on the environment.
  • Calgary’s light rail transit system – the C-Train – is 100% powered by renewable energy.
  • Calgary is home to the most extensive urban pathway system in North America, making it easy for delegates to walk, bike or e-scooter between venues, hotels, restaurants and more in the downtown core.
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