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Houston-based Waste Management will be sharing the expertise it’s gained running large-scale zero waste events by agreeing to be a certification evaluator for the Council for Responsible Sport.
The council offers certification for live sporting events and venues. Think of it as the LEED certification for sports. The council’s responsibility criteria include up to 61 credits in five different categories. Those include planning and communication, procurement, resource management, access and equity and community legacy. (Under resource management, energy, waste generation, recycling, carbon footprint and water conservation all factor in.) An event scoring 27 credits receives a Basic level certification. Additional credits enable events to be certified as Silver, Gold or Evergreen.