What Is A
Green Event?


HInt: it’s not just putting out
recycle bins and calling it good.

Don’t worry if you don’t really know or aren’t sure how you'll know when you get there; the whole world is trying to figure out that one. With the lack of a singular and all encompassing certification or standard that spans all event types, we're working to move the industry forward. At Elysium Events, we’ve created our own rules; leveraging years of experience and best practice research to produce the best possible result.  

A green or sustainable event is often defined as “a gathering that incorporates a wide spectrum of environmental and social considerations throughout all stages in order to minimize negative impacts”.  

Our focus is on working towards zero waste but we realize there is a bigger picture here. We can provide a holistic approach with our additional pillars of Engagement, Food, Energy, and Positive Legacy Projects.




APEX/ASTM Environmentally Sustainable Event Standards

An industry wide collection of eight tiered standards in the focus areas of  Audio Visual / Production, Destination Selection, Meeting Venue, Accommodations, Exhibits, Onsite Office, Communications, Food and Beverage, and Transportation.


Council for Responsible Sport

Sustainable sports event certification including standards in Planning and Communications, Procurement, Resource Management (Waste Management, Water, Energy & Carbon Management), Access & Equity, and Community Legacy.


Green Sports Alliance

An Alliance of sport arenas and other sports based projects focused on seven key program initiatives: Energy, Food, Procurement, Transportation, Venues, Waste, and Water.


Sustainable Event Alliance

A global affiliation of organizations, events and individuals who are focusing on improving sustainable outcomes of events.



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