CARAS AND THE JUNO AWARDS ARE COMMITED TO EVENT SUSTAINABILITY
The Canadian Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences (CARAS) and the JUNO Awards are committed to event sustainability. Since 2008, CARAS and the JUNO Awards have worked closely with their partner Strategin Solutions to develop a comprehensive strategy for improving the sustainability of JUNO Awards events.
For the fourth consecutive year, CARAS will be using CSA Z2010, a national event sustainability management standard, to guide the delivery of the JUNO Awards events. Use of the standard involves engaging and encouraging all JUNO partners to minimize and manage waste, decrease the consumption of water and energy, reduce the carbon footprint, and purchase environmentally and socially responsible goods and services. Venues, accommodations, production companies, caterers, printers, and transport providers are all on board and playing a key part in facilitating the achievement of sustainability objectives.
Several key partnerships also greatly support the JUNO Awards event sustainability strategy. For the sixth year in a row, CARAS and the JUNO Awards have partnered with Bullfrog Power, who is providing all of the 2014 JUNO Awards events, accommodations, and the CARAS office with clean, renewable electricity.
What You Can Do
If you are planning to attend the 2014 JUNO Awards events, you too have a key role to play in contributing to event sustainability. Below is a list of suggested actions that you can take:
- Travel to and from JUNO Week events by foot, bicycle or public transit
- Dispose of waste and recyclables in appropriate receptacles
- Use your own reusable mug and/or water bottle when possible
- Get to know the local culture and purchase locally produced goods
- Turn off any lights, TVs, air conditioners or heaters when leaving your hotel room
- Opt into towel and linen reuse programs if your hotel offers the service
- Book your travel via the most direct route to reduce travel related emissions
- Offset greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions generated as a result of your travel
Meet Our Sustainability Partners
Strategin Solutions is a consulting firm specializing in sustainable event management. As a leader in this field, Strategin Solutions works with event organizers, producers, and their suppliers to devise innovative strategies for achieving sustainability goals. Customizable services delivered by Strategin Solutions enable clients to align corporate values with actions, identify efficiencies, improve performance, enhance reputation, and drive market position. www.strateginsolutions.com
Bullfrog Power, Canada’s 100 per cent green energy provider, offers renewable energy solutions that enable homes and businesses to reduce their environmental impact, support the development of green energy projects in Canada and help create a cleaner, healthier world. As a Certified B Corporation, Bullfrog Power meets higher standards of social and environmental performance, transparency, and accountability. Thousands of Canadian homes and businesses are doing their part to address climate change and air pollution by switching to green energy with Bullfrog Power. Homes and businesses can sign up easily, quickly and affordably at www.bullfrogpower.com.
Sponsors of the 2014 JUNO Awards include FACTOR, Canada’s Private Radio Broadcasters and The Government of Canada through the Department of Canadian Heritage’s “Canada Music Fund,” Radio Starmaker Fund, Province of Manitoba, the City of Winnipeg, Tourism Winnipeg and TD Bank Group.
- CTV’s JUNO Awards website: www.junos.ctv.ca
- CARAS website: www.carasonline.ca
- CTV Website: www.ctv.ca
Web Links for Sustainability Partners