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International AGF Awards 2023 – Finalists Revealed

AGF are proud to reveal the 29 events and arenas from 11 countries as finalists in the International AGF Awards 2023. Awards are given across 9 important sustainability categories, including power, water, food and travel, and the top accolade of the International Greener Festival Award 2023.

The ceremony is held on 28th February during the Green Events & Innovations Conference at the Royal Lancaster Hotel, London. Tickets for GEI15 are available here.

Finalists are selected from all AGF certified Greener Events, Greener Festivals and Greener Arenas over the last year, with top scores across key sustainability criteria. Applicants undergo a detailed assessment, site visits, and analysis by AGF auditors. To be eligible to enter the awards it is necessary to apply for certification and provide evidence such as fuel or electricity and water usage, waste transfer notes, transport measurements, material traceability, and survey data.

AGF Co Founder Claire O’Neill said “Congratulations to all of the finalists and nominees and huge thanks to all of the individuals who put in the work to make events, arenas, festivals greener. Since the beginning of the AGF Awards in 2007, this is the first year that we have arenas and even football and a royal pageant in the awards. Going greener is well and truly transcending barriers.”

And the 2023 finalists are:

International Greener Festival Award  (supported by STACK-CUP)

Cambridge Folk Festival (UK)

DGTL Festival Amsterdam (NL)

Green Gathering (UK)

Øya Festival (NO)

Paradise City  (BE)

Pete The Monkey (FR)

Platinum Jubilee Pageant (UK)

Shambala Festival (UK)

We Love Green (FR)

Greener Transport Award

DGTL Festival Amsterdam (NL)

Luno presents All Points East (UK)

Øya Festival (NO)

Paradise City  (BE)

Rosendal Garden Party (SE)

Walden Festival (BE)

WECANDANCE (BE)

We Love Green (FR)

Community Action Award

Green Gathering (UK)

Luno presents All Points East (UK)

Forest Green Rovers FC (UK)

Øya Festival (NO)

Platinum Jubilee Pageant (UK)

Robin Hood Annual Benefit (US)

Shambala Festival (UK)

Sonidos Liquidos (ES)

Circular Festival Award

(for reduced waste & resourcefulness)

Boom Festival (PT)

Cambridge Folk Festival (UK)

DGTL Festival Amsterdam (NL)

Green Gathering (UK)

Øya Festival (NO)

Shambala Festival (UK)

Strawberry Fields (AU)

We Love Green (FR)

Greener Catering Award (Supported by Matthew Clark)

DGTL Festival Amsterdam (NL)

elrow Town (NL)

Forest Green Rovers FC (UK)

Green Gathering (UK)

Platinum Jubilee Pageant (UK)

Shambala Festival (UK)

Strafwerk Festival (NL)

WoNDeRFeeL (NL)

Greener Power Award

Cambridge Folk Festival (UK)

DGTL Festival Amsterdam (NL)

Elrow Town (NL)

Green Gathering (UK)

Leopallooza (UK)

Øya Festival (NO)

Shambala Festival (UK)

SWR3 New Pop Festival (DE)

Pied Piper Award

(for Greener Communication)

Boom Festival (PT)

DGTL Festival Amsterdam (NL)

Forest Green Rovers FC (UK)

Greenbelt Festival (UK)

Øya Festival (NO)

Platinum Jubilee Pageant (UK)

Shambala Festival (UK)

Sonidos Liquidos (ES)

AGF Water & Sanitation Award (supported by Loowatt)

American Express presents BST Hyde Park (UK)

Boom Festival (PT)

DGTL Festival Amsterdam (NL)

Paradise City (BE)

Pete the Monkey (FR)

Primavera Sound (ES)

Strawberry Fields (AU)

We Love Green (FR)

Greener Innovations Award

Global Broadcast @ Atlantis Concert for Earth (PT)

Biological Water Treatment @ Boom Festival (PT)

Inflatable Recycling @ elrowTown (NL)

Moon Loos @ Green Gathering (UK)

Green Mobility Plan @ Paradise City (BE)

Bike Rally @ Pete The Monkey (FR)

Summer Daze @ The O2 (UK)

WomenInFan Initiative @ Sitges Film Festival (ES)

Farmers Brunch @ WECANDANCE (BE)

 

Category descriptions

International Greener Festival Award (Supported by STACK-CUP).

The top accolade for our greenest festivals and events.

Greener Transport Award

One of the biggest impacts if many temporary events. Audience, production, crew and artists with our transport sector still staggeringly carbon heavy, who’s smashing the pants of reducing their carbon footprint and still delivering the party!

Greener Catering Award

Food is such a significant issue for sustainability for it’s ethical and environmental impacts both globally and locally. By consciously crafting our consumption choices and what we support with our bellies, we can make some huge strides to a more sustainable relationship between one another and our planet. (this would be called the greener food award but sounds a bit off!)

Greener Power Award
Event power is a hot topic in the realm of sustainability and also a hotbed for innovation. This award goes to the event that has successfully maximised their energy efficiency and adopted a power source that has the lowest impact on the environment by reducing greenhouse gas emissions and air pollution.

Community Action Award

A strong connection with local community and sense of community within the event is celebrated here. This award recognises those demonstrating outstanding social inclusion, action for unity and acceptance between people, and positive projects that provide benefit to others beyond the event itself.

Circular Festival Award

This one goes to the festival that has demonstrated a firm grasp of the need to close the loop on their resources flow. Every item that comes in to the event ultimately has a plan above disposal. Preventing waste, reusing, recycling and demonstrating the full traceability of all movement of materials both in and out of the event.

AGF Water & Sanitation Award (Supported by LooWatt).

The winner of this award has shown clear environmental concern in their water usage and sanitation provisions, by reducing water usage and waste, minimizing production and poo mileage, eliminating unnecessary chemicals and separating liquid waste streams to allow natural biological processes to harness valuable nutrients.

Greener Innovation Award

This goes to the outstanding innovation, initiative or invention that has been a game changer in the green event space, that has disrupted business as usual, or has given a new solution to help turn something problematic in to something good. This award can go to either an event, and individual or a supplier that has stood out the most from the global event assessments.

Pied Piper Award (Greener Communications)

Who has the silver tongue and skips along like the pied piper, luring unsuspecting victims to a greener way?! This award goes to the event that has had an excellent communication and PR plan which has resulted in significant cultural or behavioural changes for the greener good within and beyond their event!

 

Sponsors

STACK-CUP™ provides reusable cups and washing services to festivals in the UK, Europe and Australia. In 2021, we washed 4 million cups and hired over 1 million cups to festivals in 2021. The globally patented STACK-CUP™ range delivers the best experience for festival goers as they can carry at least 4 drinks in one hand, thereby speeding up bar service, increasing revenue, reducing bar queues and removing the need for carry trays.

STACK-CUP™ can work with you every step of the way to plan the logistics and implement the transition from disposable cups to reusable cups at your festival. In your drive to remove single use cups, reduce CO2 emissions and lower costs for the long term, now is the best time to switch to STACK-CUP™. Carry more drinks and waste less. We are proud to be supporting the Greenman Festival and Green Gathering.

Stack-Cup | Carry More, Waste Less – STACK-CUP™

 

Loowatt’s unique toilet system integrates a revolutionary waterless and chemical-free flush technology with 360-degree waste processing to deliver an amazing user experience that doesn’t cost the planet.

www.loowatt.com

 

 

 

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