We engage occupants with meaningful, thought-provoking events that leave a lasting impact. Creatively, we educate, motivate, and increase program participation. Our events encourage conversation around current environmental challenges and possible solutions. We host environmentally-themed training seminars, workshops, and events to engage your tenants, staff, and visitors. An event can range from one hour to an entire week. After the event, we provide a summary report along with a certificate of completion for all workshops and training seminars.

Why host events?

  • Foster a positive work environment with lively events.
  • Improve landlord-tenant relations.
  • Promote stewardship and enhance public relations.
  • Launch new environmental programs.
  • Qualify for green certification credits and awards.
  • Participate in environmental celebrations (e.g. Earth Day, and Waste Reduction Week).
  • Educate occupants about the building’s eco initiatives.

Event ideas:

  • Trashion - Where Fashion Meets Trash
  • Zero Waste Lunch & Learn Seminars
  • Guess the Number of Recyclables Contest
  • Eco Prizes Contest & Raffles
  • Eco Art Displays, Sculptures & Installations
  • Recycling Collection & Donation Drives
  • Tenant Awareness & Participation Surveys
  • Green Catering Workshop
  • Eco Transit Workshop
  • Recycling is in Your Hands Contest
  • Green Team Meetings & Workshops
  • Green Program Launch & Kick-Off Meetings
 

 Consider planning your events to coincide with commonly celebrated environmental awareness dates, such as:

National Sweater Day- February

The World Wildlife Fund’s National Sweater Day is an event to raise awareness about climate change. The WWF reports that “every February over a million people across Canada turn down their heat and wear a sweater to show support for taking action on climate change”.

Earth Hour - March

The World Wildlife Fund’s worldwide Earth Hour event to raise awareness about climate change first started in Sydney, Australia in 2007. It is now an annual event held on the last Saturday of March from 8:30 to 9:30pm, encouraging households and businesses to turn off their non-essential lights for one hour to raise awareness about the need to take action on climate change. In 2012, Earth Hour celebrated its “largest event to date with more than 6,950 cities and towns in 152 countries and territories switching off their lights, and with hundreds of thousands of people accepting an ‘I Will If You Will’ challenge to take their commitment to the planet beyond the hour. With the power of social networks used to promote the campaign, Earth Hour is working towards an interconnected global community committed to creating a more sustainable planet”.

World Day for Water - March

World Day for Water is an initiative that was adopted at the 1992 United Nations Conference on Environment and Development (UNCED) in Rio de Janeiro. World Day for Water is celebrated every March 22 with the annual campaign theme changing every year to continue to raise awareness and action about the various water conservation issues.

National Wildlife Week - April

Canadian Wildlife Federation established National Wildlife Week (NWW) to celebrate Canada’s conservation movement. NWW falls every year during the week of April 10, in honour of the birthday of Jack Miner, one of the founders of Canada’s conservation movement.

Earth Day - April

Earth Day was first recognised April 22 1970. It is now celebrated in over 175 countries with businesses and individuals taking part in Earth Day and Earth Week events. Earth Day is a time to reflect, bring awareness and action to the multitude of environmental issues. It is also a time in which we can all choose to create and participate in various eco-friendly themed events and initiatives.

Earth Week - April

Earth Day was first recognised April 22 1970. It is now celebrated in over 175 countries with businesses and individuals taking part in Earth Week events that extend beyond one day. Earth Week is a time to reflect, bring awareness and action to the multitude of environmental issues. It is also a time in which we can all choose to create and participate in various eco-friendly themed events and initiatives.

International Compost Awareness Week - May

International Compost Awareness Week was developed by the Composting Council of Canada to advocate and advance composting and compost usage.

International Migratory Bird Day - May

Partners in Flight (PIF) created International Migratory Bird Day as a project of Environment for the Americas (EFTA). It calls attention to the need to conserve birds and their habitats. This day has been celebrated for more than 20 years through festivals, seminars, and bird walks.

International Day for Biological Diversity - May

May 22 is the International Day for Biological Diversity (IDB) to increase understanding and awareness of biodiversity issues. To support the diverse issues, each year a different theme is highlighted.

Bike to Work Day - May

Bike to Work Day is a celebration of green commuting and the cycling community. Bike to Work Week is celebrated during the last week of May. The City of Toronto is celebrating Bike to Work Day on May 28, 2012.

Canadian Environment Week –June

Canadian Environment Week (CEW) is an annual event held during the first week of June to coincide with World Environment Day (June 5). CEW challenges Canadians to do more to protect and preserve Canada's environment. 

Commuter Challenge – June

The Commuter Challenge (June 3 - 9) is a Canada-wide event held during Canadian Environment Week celebrating active and sustainable transportation. It promotes friendly competition among organizations and cities with the goal of seeing who can achieve the highest percentage of employees out of single occupancy vehicles and into healthier and cleaner modes of commuting such as walking, cycling, transit, carpooling, vanpooling and teleworking.

World Environment Day - June

World Environment Day (WED) was established by the UN General Assembly in 1972 to mark the opening of the Stockholm Conference on the Human Environment. WED is one of the principle vehicles through which the UN stimulates worldwide awareness of the environment and enhances political attention action.

Clean Air Day - June

Clean Air Day is an annual celebration on June 6 to “increase public awareness and action on two key environmental priorities: clean air and climate change. By utilizing a collaborative, decentralized approach, CAD has become the focal point for a wide variety of like-minded environmental, health and transportation activities all across the country” (Clean Air Day).

Oceans Day - June

World Oceans Day is an opportunity to celebrate and reflect upon the health of our oceans. The Government of Canada proposed the concept of World Ocean Day at the 1992 Earth Summit in Rio de Janeiro. The day had been celebrated internationally ever since. As of 2009, June 8 has been officially declared by the United Nations as "World Oceans Day."

Canada’s Parks Day - July

Canada’s Parks Day highlights the “integral role of parks in sustaining a healthy ecosystem, preserving habitats essential for at-risk species, and also for the benefit of human health and well being”. This is emphasized through fun and educational events organised at various parks across Canada.

International Day for the Preservation of the Ozone Layer - September

Dating back to September 16, 1995, this day has been celebrated to commemorate the signing of the Montreal Protocol on Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer. This day was designated by the United Nations General Assembly

National Forest Week - September

National Forest Week highlights the important role of forests in our daily lives. National Forest Week is a time to celebrate Canadians' connection with our forests.

Waste Reduction Week - October

Waste Reduction Week raises awareness about the environmental and social ramifications of waste and the 3Rs. Waste Reduction Week events are developed and delivered by the 13 different recycling councils and sister organizations across Canada. The event is held celebrated annual during the third week of October. 

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