b'2023 Report to the Community Calgary Stampede 12Stampede employees bird and bat boxes Our Commitment to Environment & SustainabilityThe Calgary Stampede has called Stampede Park and the Elbow River home for the past 111 years, and we take pride in stewarding these lands.We are committed to environmental sustainability through our programming and physical assets. Recognizing sustainability as a priority, we created a Sustainability Team that works closely with internal and external stakeholders to drive performance through diverse environmental, economic and social-related programming, policies and operations. Focus areas for 2023 included building cross-organizational capacity for enacting Stampede Park-wide change, continued commitment to protecting nature and the responsible use of resources throughout year-round activitiesand events.With the Elbow River located at the heart of Stampede Park,Stampede employees at the a key component of our commitment to nature includes the2023 Annual Riverbank Cleanup stewardship of the river and surrounding ecosystem. Our annual riverbank cleanup engaged hundreds of employees across the organization to participate in the protection of this importantpartnerships that help upcycle many streams of materials from ecosystem. Our teams also got creative and decorated bird andused cooking oil to clothing textiles. Unique to the Stampede, bat boxes, which were placed around Stampede Park, contributingthousands of tons of bedding waste gets responsibly relocated off to natural pest management programming, and reducing theStampede Park and used as nutrients for local tree farms. Some of demand for pesticides. these trees come full circle and are later transplanted back onto Our responsible use of resources is demonstrated through manythe 35 acres of naturalized green space across Stampede Park. initiatives from purchasing locally sourced food for our GrownOur continued commitment to sustainability was formally Right. Here. program to enhancing our waste and recyclingrecognized in September 2023 when we achieved the recertification programs. We take great pride in diverting more than 80 per centof our ISO 14001 Environmental Management System. The Calgary of our waste from the landfill. This is achieved through localStampede has been ISO 14001 certified since 2008.'