Pan Am Games
Ensuring sustainable practices at a major athletics event
The Toronto Organizing Committee of the 2015 Pan American and Parapan American Games wanted to ensure Canada’s largest ever multi-sport event had a huge positive impact with a small environmental footprint. First, the committee engaged Green Living Enterprises to create an event-wide Waste Management Sustainability strategy that would guide decisions and services at all venues located in 14 municipalities.
Our team designed an RFP to allow the committee to evaluate the cleaning, catering and waste plans for all vendors applying to supply those services and to make sustainability a priority from the outset. When the Games arrived in July 2015, Green Living Enterprises managed the cleaning, catering and waste operations for 35 host venues around Southern Ontario, including contributing staffing, oversight and reporting throughout the highly successful and well-attended event.
Green Living Enterprises staff on site
vendors selected for their environmental credentials