Gestev Goes Green
An environmentally responsible event
Gestev is certified under the BNQ-9700-253 standard for responsible event management. Vélirium has achieved Level 2 certification under the BNQ-9700-253 standard for responsible event management.
2022 Objective: reduce plastic as much as possible
- Using compostable dishes
- By distributing no single-use plastic cups
- By promoting number 6 food packaging at TerraCycle
- By procuring 5,000 compostable bamboo utensils to replace the single-use utensils normally used by street trucks
We will also offset our GHG emissions by planting 1,000 trees on the Côte-de-Beaupré! We are also doubling the number of bicycle parking spaces, you will now have two at your disposal.
- Put your food in compost bins
- Reduce GHG emissions by carpooling with Amigo Express or coming by bike – we now have two bike parking lots available.
- Congratulate our green squad for their involvement and dedication to raising awareness about organizing an eco-responsible event.
Some of our actions
Our Green Team of eco-volunteers will be onsite throughout the weekend to raise awareness and get visitors adopting all the right habits!
Gestev provides a free shuttle service for volunteers at the event.
Gestev educates exhibitors on how to manage their residual materials as soon as they arrive onsite. We provide a container to safely dispose of any hazardous materials as well as a special Véli-Recyc box to collect used and broken inner tubes, bike tires and bike parts.
Giving back to community projects
Gestev provides more than $10,000 in monetary support to help fund humitarian and sporting projects for organizations that volunteer their time at an event.
Managing residual materials
Two-channel waste stations are provided throughout the site to separate recycling from garbage. Three-channel waste stations are provided in food consumption areas to separate compostable materials and recycling from garbage. All residual materials generated before, during and after the event are sorted and weighed, then disposed of properly as hazardous materials, compostable waste, construction waste, returnable containers, recyclables and, as a last resort, regular garbage.
Gestev collects all coroplast corrugated plastic signage after the event and reuses it for other events. We work with a sign supplier that can print new designs as needed on existing coroplast panels. Talk about a great way to reuse materials and reduce waste!