A Greener Festival are delighted to announce our 2021 Award Winners!
Paradise City (Belgium) “Outstanding”
elrow Town (Netherlands) “Highly Commended”
Cridem pel Clima (Spain) “Commended”
Deep Tropics (USA)“Commended”
LuzMadrid (Spain) “Commended”
Lost Village (UK) “Improvers”
Madblue (Spain) “Improvers”
South Summit (Spain) “Improvers”
Our AGF assessors were full of praise for all of these festivals and events who have made great strides in terms of sustainability and reducing environmental impacts.
Paradise City is an electronic music festival in Perk, Belgium. The team have have shown an outstanding drive for a greener and more sustainable festival.
Gilles De Decker, co-founder Paradise City Festival said:
“Claiming you are sustainable means taking responsibility. AGF has been auditing Paradise City Festival for several editions now and it is thanks to their valuable feedback and detailed analysis of the ecological footprint of our festival that we can improve year by year. So this recognition as one of the most sustainable festivals worldwide means a lot to our team.”
Set in Amsterdam, Elrow Town provides an exuberant spectacle of music, colour, and happiness. The team at Elrow have shown a fantastic commitment to sustainability and our assessors were particularly impressed with Elrow’s co-operation with other festivals and commitment to knowledge sharing.
Cridem pel Clima
Cridem pel Clima is a multidisciplinary cultural festival held in the city of Valencia. The festival hosts a 7-day programme that includes music, cinema, and art with the common objective to raise awareness of the climate emergency. With minimal use of resources and maximum care, the event organisers were able to create a very inspiring programme including talks, debates, and a film series to help understand the climate change causes, consequences and solutions.
Deep Tropics is a 2-day music, arts & style experience in Nashville, Tennessee (USA), with an ambition “to become the greenest festival in the United States”. The festival team work closely with the City of Nashville to support regenerative projects throughout the year.
Joel Atchinson, Regenerative Design & Co Founder, Deep Tropics said:
“Working in collaboration with the AGF team was incredibly rewarding and expansive! Even with the great success of producing a climate positive event, the depth of their survey and data collection revealed several blindspots of which we are very grateful to have identified. We feel like our team has a clearer roadmap, and a more refined approach to build on into 2022 and beyond!”
Set in Madrid, this International Light festival presents innovative forms of artistic expression, creating a unique artistic experience. Through more than 20 works using video, installation, and artificial intelligence, the festival invites its audience to live a new relationship with the urban environment. With a well communicated sustainability strategy the team worked hard to protect both urban and green spaces.
The Lost Village is a 4-day immersive festival boutique experience set in the heart of a desolate woodland village in rural Lincolnshire. The festival provides a celebration of music, theatre, comedy, talks, art, food & drink! The team have built good relationships with local communities and have demonstrated positive actions in protecting their wonderful local environment.
Madblue is a Summit of Innovation, Culture, Science & Technology towards Sustainable Development held in the city centre of Madrid. The event itself consists of different venues and stage areas for exhibitions and installations, conferences, workshops, urban experiences. The event brings together all aspects of society to promote action on the UNs Global Sustainable Development Goals. Madblue showed a passion for sustainability and were particularly effective in their approach to external reach & effecting behavioural change.
South Summit is a well-established trade fair for start-ups in Madrid that attracts a lot of entrepreneurs from Spain as well as internationally. The event this year had a focus on sustainability as they presented a host speakers and an exhibitors’ area with stands for start-ups and brands, networking areas and food courts. There were some great initiatives, such as using re-usable décor, banning single-use merchandise for exhibitors, and even using plants for the awards!
We salute all our winners and look forward to supporting them further in their sustainability ambitions.