SEC Sustainability

Sport Events Congress – A Sustainable Event!

Since 2015, CSTA has committed to making Sport Events Congress a sustainable event – environmentally, socially and economically. Each year, CSTA strives to engage in a number of initiatives to help elevate its standard in creating a sustainable conference.

Here are a few examples of how Sport Events Congress has become a more sustainable event over the years:

  • Host Hotel – We choose host hotels that offer greener options for guests and meeting attendees.
  • Printing – CSTA is using environmentally friendly materials and printing fewer hard copies of documents, including event schedules, handouts and reports.
  • Gifting – CSTA’s delegate gift has a shelf life beyond the Congress.
  • Travel – CSTA routinely offers ecological transportation options at SEC.
  • Event Volunteers – CSTA gives back to its community hosts by offering professional development and networking opportunities to local students through volunteer opportunities at SEC.
  • Speaker Gifts – in lieu of offering gifts to speakers, CSTA gives back to the local community by making a donation to a local charity.
  • Delegate Bag Inserts – SEC sponsors are placing less paper in the Congress bags and offering re-usable items.

New in 2020 – SEC will be hosted at the Edmonton Convention Centre that is currently being outfitted with the largest building-integrated solar installation in Canada. Once complete, an estimated 227,000 kilowatt hours of electricity will be generated each year and over 150,000 kgs of C02 will be avoided. This upgrade is a great fit with our SEC sustainability mandate. More details about the project can be found here along with the Edmonton Covention Centre 2018 Report Card.

Thanks to all of our delegates and partners who continue to help the CSTA to make Sport Events Congress a sustainable event!