We might be BIG, but we are determined to keep our impact on the environment small.

We redefine how a 522,000 square-foot venue operates as we welcome over 1.3 million visitors each year. Sustainability is a core priority of our business–and it’s the right thing to do. We foster a culture of environmental, economic and social sustainability that benefits our guests, clients, employees, community and planet.

The Edmonton EXPO Centre is a Greenkey Global Meetings certified and Climate Smart certified venue. Yearly benchmarks track and report our efforts to reduce our environmental impact in support of the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals. Our sustainability strategy further extends into our community and our supply chain through ethical decision making. Our commitment to reduce our footprint ensures we responsibly source event resources and considers where materials go once we have finished using them.

If a venue our size can prioritize sustainability, why can’t everyone else?

Waste Management

In 2019, we diverted more than 86,000 kg of waste from landfill. This diverted waste includes:

More than


of material such as paper, cardboard, bottles, cans and glass was recycled

More than


of organic material was sent to be composted

Journey to Zero Waste

The Edmonton EXPO Centre is starting its endeavor to become a certified Zero Waste Facility by Zero Waste Canada.

“Zero Waste is the conservation of all resources by means of responsible production, consumption, reuse, and recovery of products, packaging, and materials without burning and with no discharges to land, water or air that threaten the environment or human health.” – The Zero Waste International Alliance (ZWIA)

Why is Zero Waste Important at the EXPO Centre?

At the Edmonton EXPO Centre we want to take a holistic approach to our operations. Zero Waste is not just about minimizing our waste footprint, but it is also about making sure our decisions are not negatively impacting our environment and our community. We are rethinking the way we do business, choosing a more sustainable path forward.

It is about minimizing our impact as much as possible and caring for our community and our environment to ensure we all thrive together. Within our decision making, we are adopting the Zero Waste hierarchy to make sure we can take actions that will set us up for success in the long-term.

If you have any suggestions on how we could improve our practices, or have any questions regarding zero waste, please contact our Zero Waste Coordinator at sangoh@exploreedmonton.com

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