The University of British Columbia’s Centre for Sport and Sustainability and Velo-City 2012 engaged in a joint initiative to demonstrate how the event can be operated more sustainably.
- Apply relevant sustainability principles and guidelines to the planning and operations phases of Velo-City 2012
- Identify opportunities for sustainability initiatives spanning environmental, social, and economic spheres of impact
By applying Canadian Standards Association Z-2010: Requirements and Guidance for Organizers of Sustainable Events, the Centre for Sport and Sustainability and Velo-City 2012 worked together to assess potential sustainability targets, risks, and opportunities.
Sustainability issues and objectives addressed
- Energy Usage
- Water Conservation, Use, and Quality
- Managing Consumption and Waste
- Green House Gas Emission Offsets
- Sustainable Purchasing
- Accessibility and Social Inclusion
- Venue Location and Accommodation
- Food and Beverage Catering
- Food Waste
With an eye to the future, the Centre for Sport and Sustainability recommended a range of sustainability indicators drawn from the Global Reporting Initiative’s G3.1 Guidelines and Event Organizers’ Sector Supplement to be applied in the drafting of a comprehensive sustainability report.
For more information
Caitlin Pentifallo (project lead)
PhD Student, UBC School of Kinesiology