More and more festivals are going green – and new initiatives and exciting collaborations are becoming evident and used by more and more events!
Together with Green Events Nederland and A Greener Festival, ADE Green have programmed a workshop, an in-depth panel and a special Netherlands’ award ceremony for A Greener Festival, to help events go even greener!
Last year at ADE Green, seven Dutch festivals signed the ‘Green Deal – Waste free festival’ pact, collaborating on the aim to reduce waste and increase recycling. This year they will share the measures they took and talk about the results and the challenges of getting festivals greener. One of the measures that proved to be highly successful was the introduction of reusable hard cups (instead of disposable ones). Although this very common in some countries including Germany, there seem to be many obstacles for the Dutch events industry. In the planned Zero-Waste panel, experts will discuss those obstacles, plus the do’s and don’ts from three different points of views: visitors, organisers and breweries.
Festivals who haven’t yet started going green can get their starter tips at the Go Greener Workshop. This introductory workshop will teach you where to start, how to manage sustainability and different sustainability-related themes like energy, waste, traffic, transport and catering.
And last but by no means least, ADE are excited to announce that the ceremony for the annual ‘A Greener Festival Award’ is back in the Netherlands! A new scheme has been introduced as a way to help festivals to adapt or refine their behaviour and become more environmentally conscious. Several Dutch festivals have applied for an Award – and during this ceremony they will hear if they are to be rewarded for their efforts.
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ADE Green is a collaboration between ID&T and ADE, supported by Green Events Nederland, A Greener Festival, Greeen Music Initiative, Julie’s Bicycle and Open House.
Date: Wednesday October 19th
Venue: De Brakke Grond
Tickets for ADE Green (E35) are available here. The event is also accessible for ADE 1- & 5- day conference ticketholders.