Who are we?
A Greener Festival is a not-for-profit company, committed to helping events, festivals and venues around the world to become more sustainable and to reduce environmental impacts. As pioneers in event sustainability since the first research in 2005, AGF provide certification, training, expertise, and facilitate the exchange of best practice.
About This Website
The purpose of this site is to provide information about how environmentally efficient methods and positive social actions are currently being employed at festivals and events, and how negative impacts can be limited, and even reversed. We do this by building an exchange of the best ideas from around the world, through our assessment and training tools, by direct consultancy, and AGF events. The site is divided into sections including resources where organisers, event professionals and their audiences can find useful information. You will find guidance to apply for our awards certification, access to sustainable event training, upcoming AGF events, and our blog for the latest news and announcements. Whether you’re an expert in the field, or just starting out to discover how to make events more sustainable – we are here to help. Please keep in touch with us! You can email us here if you have any thoughts, comments, or anything you’d like to share or see on the site.
A Greener Festival Award was set up in 2007 and since assessed nearly 500 events across 5 continents, from 500 to 200,000 daily capacity. AGF provide the first and only sustainable event certification which includes on site assessment and independent verification. Through self assessment, site visit assessment and post event analysis across 11 categories, we provide thorough and useful analysis, insight and credentials for your events sustainability actions.
Aside from the publicity gained from being part of the awards scheme, the process ensures that events complete an Environmental Impact Assessment to understand, set targets, monitor and improve environmental performance. The award gives independent verification and authenticity to “green” claims, avoiding the risk of greenwash. This is beneficial not only for our environment and the industry as a whole, but also sets events at competitive advantage to those who don’t grasp this vital knowledge.