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Green Event & ES Event Support

Effective January 1, 2021: In accordance with the Washington State Coronavirus Response, any events applying for Green Event certification must comply with the Safe Start phased restrictions. Events not in compliance with these restrictions will not be considered.

 

The GGreen Events Logoreen Event Program recognizes events in Tacoma that take extra care to have a more sustainable impact on the environment. Events that achieve Green Event certification incorporate actions like encouraging walking or biking, donating excess food, and using recycled materials.

 

 

Green Event Participation Criteria

Large Scale Events (more than 2,000 expected participants) that meet the below criteria are required to apply and receive Green Excellence certification.

Medium-scale events (1,000-2,000 expected participants)
that meet the below criteria are required to apply and receive standard Green Event certification. These events are not required to achieve Green Excellence certification.

Participation Criteria:
  • Events using contributions from the City (monetary or in-kind)
  • Events on City property or using right-of-way permits
  • Events providing food, beverage, and/or giveaways (vendor-related)
Small-scale events (less than 1,000 participants) are encouraged to apply, but are not required to achieve certification.

 

Applications for Green Event certification must be received at least 60 days prior to the event date. Applications received less than 60 days prior to the event will not be considered.

 

Apply for Green Event Certification