Resources for Responsible Events

You don't have to go it alone. A responsible approach means thinking critically about how to get diverse stakeholders involved and doing their part to contribute to success. Here are some resources to help you identify and achieve your responsible event goals.  


Responsible Event Framework

In 2017, the Council for Responsible Sport teamed up with the City of Eugene and with generous support from the Urban Sustainability Director's Network mapped the work of planning and delivering more responsible events that generate benefits for all stakeholder groups involved.


‘We Can’ Sustainable Sport Proof of Concept

Would you like to learn about how the standards for responsible sport can be used at the city scale? The City of Eugene, Oregon has adopted and adapted the framework over the past several years to great success. Download and read the sustainable sport ‘proof of concept’ report here and share with colleagues to get the conversation started in your community.

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Waste Management

Our partner Waste Management is the title sponsor and co-host of one of the most responsibly produced events on the planet, the Inspire Evergreen certified Waste Management Phoenix Open. Waste Management Sustainability Services helps other events get where they want to be, too.

For event organizers new on the path to zero waste they offer an inside look at one of the keys to their waste-free success, engagement materials and guidelines for vendors, exhibitors and sponsors. 

  • Free download: Waste Management Phoenix Open Vendor Guidelines for Acceptable Materials

The Waste Management Phoenix Open launched the Zero Waste Challenge in 2012, achieved 100% diversion from landfill in 2013, and improves processes and efficiencies every year.