Since 2007, our ‘Greener Festival Award’ scheme has been running each year and allows us to work closer with the worldwide festival community; actively helping festivals to adapt or refine their behaviour and become more environmentally conscious.
The Awards scheme is generously sponsored by Robertson Taylor. Robertson Taylor are specialist insurance brokers in the music industry and offer a discount insurance scheme for green events which AGF endorse.
We have decided to take a year out from the Greener Festival Awards for the 2015 season.
The awards will return in 2016. See our press release here.
A huge congratulations to all of our winners in 2014!
Cambridge Folk Festival (UK)
The Falls Music and Arts Festival, Marion Bay (Australia)
Ilosaarirock Festival (Finland)
Island Vibe 2013 (Australia)
Lightning In A Bottle (USA)
Shambala Festival (UK)
We Love Green (France)
Welcome to the Future (Netherlands)
Bona Nit Barcelona (Spain)
DAS FEST (Germany)
Glastonbury Festival (UK)
The Falls Music and Arts Festival, Lorne (Australia)
Freifeld Festival (Germany)
Global 2000 Tomorrow Festival (Austria)
Heart of Glass, Heart of Gold (France)
Malmo Festivalen (Sweden)
Rocking the Daisies (South Africa)
Splendour in the Grass (Australia)
Splore (New Zealand)
BBC Radio 2 and Proms in Hyde Park (UK)
Body and Soul (Ireland)
Calgary Folk Music Festival (Canada)
Canmore Folk Festival (Canada)
DGTL Festival (Netherlands)
End of the Road (UK)
Extrema Outdoor (Netherlands)
Hadra Trance Festival VII (France)
Maifeld Derby (Germany)
Northern Nights Music Festival (USA)
Nozstock The Hidden Valley (UK)
Planeta Madrid (Spain)
Sled Island (Canada)
SOS 4:8 (Spain)
T in the Park (UK)
Festival 2014 (UK)
A Greener Festival are a non profit organisation established in 2006.
Our purpose is to raise awareness and improve performance of festivals and events in the realms of sustainability with a significant focus on environmental impacts.
One tool for achieving this is the Greener Festival Awards. We have assessed and awarded over 300 festivals worldwide in the 8 years of operating the awards scheme.
In order for this to be possible, affordable and valuable for events, the awards require on site visits from A Greener Festival assessors.
We seek individuals who have knowledge of environmental management and sustainability issues, event management (festival management experience advantageous), and a passion to help events to achieve the best possible environmental practices in every aspect of there event.
Assessors are required to:
1. Review self assessment material that is submitted by the festival pre event, and request any pre event supporting documentation that is required (e.g. sustainability policies, past impact assessments).
2. Visit the festival or event to perform and on site assessment. This involves
– meeting with people from within the organisation,
– speaking with traders, audience, and sub contractors,
– viewing every aspect of the event including backstage production / infrastructure,
– comparing the on site situation with assertions and aspirations in the self assessment.
3. Complete the assessors form to grade the events performance, and complete standard feedback report as well as a maximum 200 word synopsis of the event. This will require post event communication with the organisers or representative of the event to collate the supporting documentation required. This may occur some time after the event has taken place as events need time to collate and crunch the numbers.
Assessors are required to complete the Greener Festival Assessor training prior to completing an assessment. This is part of a broader event sustainability training programme, which is free to A Greener Festival volunteers once they have completed assessments at 2 events.
If you are passionate about developing your skills in event sustainability and volunteering your time and knowledge to help raise the bar in event and festival sustainability, please get in touch with your CV, brief cover note, and we will be back in touch with more information.
A Greener Festival
A Greener Festival Awards will return in 2016.
If you would like to be involved, please get in touch by 31st December 2015