Canadian Registered Charity (855745220RR001).


Event Greening

This impactful program links volunteers to waste diversion projects in the city, resulting in meaningful, measurable benefits to improve the health of the environment. Since our agency's inception in 2007, we have provided our Event Greening services to a whopping 70 events, resulting in an estimated 75,568 kg (76 tonnes), of waste diverted from the landfill.

Please note that in response to COVID, we are adjusting some of our community programs.
Please navigate to our BG Is Here For You Webpage for more information, or contact us here. 

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To create a cleaner, greener, more environmentally responsible community, we all need to work together – citizens, businesses, schools, governments, and event planners.

Our popular Event Greening Service invites community volunteers to join us in helping event & festival planners go green.

To discover what this service is all about, please read further. To learn more about becoming an event greening volunteer with BG, please visit our Volunteer page.

event greening guides

We have consolidated our 13 years of event greening experience to create a series of Event Greening Guides to give you our top tips to keep your next event clean, green and environmentally friendly. Whether you are planning a small barbeque at home, preparing for the next big holiday, celebrating a milestone or organizing a large corporate function, we have an Event Greening Guide for that!

Event Greening Guide: The Small Events At Home Edition
For dinner parties, barbeques, small gatherings at home and more!

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Event Greening Guide: The Special Events At Home Edition
For birthdays, holidays, seasonal celebrations at home and more!

Greening Medium Size Events

Event Greening Guide: The Large Events Edition
For weddings, anniversaries, milestone celebrations and more!

Greening Large Events Guide

Event Greening Guide: The Corporate Events Edition
For tradeshows, conferences, festivals and more!

Greening Corporate Events Guide

other helpful resources for event organizers

Click here for a sample Green Vendor Agreement to support your green event.

Click here
for helpful DIY event greening tips. 

Click here to download our Event Greening Tip Card.

Click here for a list of Accepted Biodegradable Dishware & Food Packaging.                                       

to submit a service booking request, please click here 

We offer 3 levels of service to choose from:

To accommodate varying event budgets and needs, we are pleased to offer the following levels of service for you to choose from:

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A BurlingtonGreen team member will meet in-person or via Skype with your planning team to align festival priorities with environmental considerations. During this process, we will work with your team to outline a plan of action and identify practical solutions to reduce your event's environmental impact (such as food & serving supply considerations, energy use, eco-friendly promotional options, transit ideas and more) and direct you to other relevant community partners/resources, to keep festival activities mindful of the local environment.
Associated Cost: $175.00

In addition to the consultation, a BurlingtonGreen team member will attend your event to help set up waste stations and train your volunteers. We will also provide a brief “report card” after your event, summarizing your event greening results as well as identifying recommendations for further event greening efforts to apply for your future events.
Associated Cost: $350.00 base fee + charges tailored to size and scale of your event

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In addition to the pre-event consultation, we will also work to provide a team of BurlingtonGreen volunteers and an on-site supervisor to manage the waste and event greening efforts at your event from start to finish. We will provide a brief “report card” summarizing your event greening results as well as identifying recommendations for further event greening efforts to apply for your future events.
Associated Cost: $395.00 base fee + charges tailored to size and scale of your event.

If you would like to recieve an post-event greening certificate to display proudly in your workplace, event space or community location, please let us know! We'd be happy to print, frame and deliver it to you or send you a PDF copy for your records.

Collected fees support the important work of BurlingtonGreen to create a healthier,
more environmentally responsible city for all of us.

You can see photos of our Event Greening Team in action on our Facebook page.

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