Category: Sustainable Event Profiles

Rio2016 Olympics: From Sustainable Event Hosting to Long Term Legacies

Overview of event sustainability initiatives at the Rio2016 Summer Olympics

The Rio2016 Summer Olympic Games have just finished with a festive finale. No doubt the Games’ workforce, 50,000 volunteers and the many hosting agencies are exhausted and exhilarated for having delivered the array of competitions, celebrations and cultural events – and all for the first time in South America. Like many visitors, I have a […]

A Sustainable Convocation at Ryerson University

Graduates Procession, Ryerson University

I personally never attended my Convocation. I can remember back to when it was time to confirm with the university whether you were going to attend or not, so I asked my mom whether she wanted me to go. “Oh I don’t care James,” she replied. “Do whatever you like.” And so I checked the […]

Working with the MIT Sustainability Summit

We’ve been busy bees over here at Green Event Ninjas (couldn’t think of a good ninja pun there). I’ve just returned from a trip to Cambridge, Massachusetts, where I attended the MIT Sustainability Summit. I was invited to attend because Green Event Ninjas had worked with the summit’s leadership team to plan the event itself in […]

Step aside paper bag princess, Ryerson University’s eco-conscious fashion show leads with style

Plastic Bag Dress

The paper bag princess was so 1990s. Make way for the plastic bag princess! Who knew that a plastic bag evening gown could look so glamorous? This piece by Stephanie Yiu was one of many highlights at Revolution 2014, Ryerson University’s eco-conscious fashion show held on campus on Saturday, February 1st. The fashion show’s mission was to educate new […]

Making a Sustainable Destination of Montréal with Hydroelectric Power

When choosing where to host your event, have you ever thought to consider the nature of the destination city’s source of electricity? I came across an article the other day that was on a blog dedicated strictly to the topic of sustainable destinations. The blog’s author, Shawna McKinley, was interviewing a featured expert from Tourisme Montréal – Marion Ancel. […]