Gestev Goes Green

An environmentally responsible event

Gestev is certified under the BNQ-9700-253 standard for responsible event management. Every Gestev event that upholds the criteria for this standard qualifies as an environmentally responsible event and gets to use a special icon. Vélirium has achieved Level 2 certification under the BNQ-9700-253 standard for responsible event management.

Some of our
green initiatives

Green team

Gestev goes to great lengths to make Vélirium an environmentally responsible event, so it’s important to spread the word. Our Green Team of eco-volunteers will be onsite throughout the weekend to raise awareness and get visitors adopting all the right habits!

The volunteermobile

Gestev provides a free shuttle service for volunteers at the event.

Expo village

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.

Reusing signage

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!