Make your meeting a green event

Benefits to Great Lakes Green Events participants

  • Establish your event or organization as a leader in environmental sustainability
  • Market your meeting as a Great Lakes Green Event
  • Support local communities and protect the environment
  • Earn positive public recognition for your environmental leadership

Great Lakes Green Events is a new initiative aimed at encouraging destination stewardship and environmentally beneficial practices for conferences and other events in the Great Lakes St. Lawrence region. Through Great Lakes Green Events, event organizers commit to promoting and implementing environmentally sustainable practices. Green Events create a positive footprint by supporting tree planting projects that benefit local communities and the entire region for years to come. 

Green Event organizers commit to making a financial contribution to the Great Lakes St. Lawrence Trees Initiative. The Trees Initiative aims to plant 250 million trees across the region by 2033. Participants in Great Lakes Green Events will help achieve these goals. Financial contributions from events will support regional tree planting including on-the-ground partners planting trees in local communities. Commit to hosting a Green Event today!

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Did you know trees absorb stormwater, help reduce flooding, provide wildlife habitat, and improve public health while protecting streams and lakes?

How to make your meeting a Great Lakes Green Event

  • Implement sustainable practices (download PDF)
  • Make a financial contribution to the Great Lakes St. Lawrence Trees Initiative. Suggested donation levels:
    • Oak: US$15,000 (1000+ attendees)
    • Maple: US$10,000 (1000 or fewer attendees)
    • Walnut: US$5,000 (500 or fewer)
    • Birch: US$2,500 (250 or fewer)
    • Aspen: US$1,000 (100 or fewer)

Coordination of customized volunteer tree planting events such as community service days are available to Green Events partners making Oak and Maple level donations. Interested in offering your event attendees the opportunity to take action during your event and leave a positive impact for years to come?

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