SUSTAINABILITY

Whistler Resort is a world leader in sustainability and our Conference Centre is no exception. From the physical plant to the parsley plant, we’re committed to sustainable practices each and every step of the way. Small but important choices make a difference and we’ve got a solid foundation upon which to build an environmentally responsible meeting from menus to memorable milestones.

Some groups come here to benchmark and some to share eco-innovation with local experts. Others come to grow a green meeting. And some come to seed change. Whatever your commitment to sustainability, Whistler Resort and our Conference Centre can encourage and support with meaningful speakers and programming.

AWARDS AND ACCOLADES

It is our commitment to our industry that has successfully driven us to achieve level one APEX/ASTM Certification in four standards:

  • Meeting Venue - Whistler Conference Centre
  • Food & Beverage - Centerplate (F&B provider for the Whistler Conference Centre)
  • Destination - Whistler
  • Audio Visual - Freeman Audio Visual Whistler (A/V provider for the Whistler Conference Centre)

To obtain each prestigious certification, we have proven our commitment and sustainable operations in nine standards that relate to areas of environmental impact. These standards include staff management and environmental policy, communications, waste, energy, air quality, water, procurement & community partners.

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Furthermore, Whistler and Whistler Conference Centre were recently featured on the Green Meetings Industry Council Website. Click here to view a PDF.

The Conference Centre team is here to assist with ideas and programs to help make your meeting sustainable. Below are a few reference materials to help you start the planning process

ADDITIONAL RESOURCES

Here are 10 easy tips you can apply to any meeting to make it more environmentally responsible.

The Whistler community has great options to help your delegates connect to the cause & embrace the feeling of giving back. Review the Volunteer & Donation programs for ideas.

The Conference Centre had also put together a quick 'How & Why' of Green Meetings, if you are looking for more ways to kick-start your sustainability initatives, the Green Meetings Guide can help.

To show our commitment to the community and environment, Whistler Conference Centre Management has signed and shared our Environmental Policy. There are many key areas we focus our efforts, the initiatives are consolidated in the policy. Does your company have a similar commitment?