A commitment to undergo a thorough environmental sustainability assessment and implement short and long term goals for the organization to undertake. All of our environmentally sustainable initiatives will be posted publicly to ensure transparency, accountability and commitment of Pride Toronto.

Goal Progress

Outside of reusable items, only recycled paper products created, including the first-ever recyclable Pride Guide
2022 Goal
Reducing printing throughout the year, digital priorities
2022 Goal
A third-party company secured to sort recycle and compost post-festival
2022 Goal
Exploring the reduction of gas-powered generators by testing out solar-powered generators throughout the festival footprint.
2022 Goal
Limiting the number of volunteers who have access to golf carts to reduce need
2022 Goal
Encouraging our participants to bike to Pride and taking advantage of our bike parking
2022 Goal
Creating accessible and free water refill stations throughout the festival footprint for attendees to bring reusable water bottles to refill
2022 Goal
Create official Pride Toronto enviromentally friendly merchandise including a resuable water bottle
2022 Goal
Food vendors are mandatorily required to use biodegradable packaging
Completed
Elimination of streamers, glitter and confetti due to environmental impact
Completed
StreetFair participants to consider the reduction in single-use materials in printing and sampling
Completed
All parade participants will be required to use only green vehicals for activation, accessability, and stock handouts
2022 Goal
For any vehicles used in the footprint, carbon tax will be donated
Optimized waste management practices, with signage and a team designated for sorting waste from recyclable and compostable materials.
Completed
Purchasing reusable and decomposable cups for our beverage gardens
2023 Goal
Working with all of our vendors and partners to remove all non-recyclable plastic products from the festival and enforcing a ban of all non-recyclable products
Sharing an Information package with vendors and partners with environmentally sustainable alternative suggestions including secured discounts
2022 Goal
Developing a thorough marketing campaign around best practices/things participants and vendors can do to be more green during the festival
2022 Goal
Collaberate with sustainable Not-For-Profit partners that can help us with our initiatves
Thorough sustainability audit to be completed following each festival which would include Pride Toronto's carbon emissions
2023 Goal
Create enviromental marketing campaign to educate and activate community participation
2022 Goal
Provide education and training opporutnities for stakholders on enviromental best practices
2022 Goal
Reusing purchased furniture throughout the festival. Products will be donated to local agencies or reused for future festivals.
2022 Goal

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