Whilst the European summer festivals have been busy planning for 2018, the A Greener Festival (AGF) team has been tirelessly assessing a variety of winter events and Australian summer festivals (it’s a dirty job but someone’s got to do it), and are pleased to announce the latest winners of their A Greener Festival Awards (AGFA), and The Greener Event Awards (TGEA), awarded to non-festival events.
The Greener Festival Awards, a scheme led by A Greener Festival, have operated since 2007, and in that time have assessed over 400 festivals worldwide and assisted them with resource efficiency, decreasing their waste and carbon emissions, and ameliorating the impact that events and festivals have on the environment.
Since the launch of TGEA last year, the team has already worked with a wide range of events from conferences to multi-venue shows, from AGMs to sports events. Since A Greener Festival’s last announcement in January, the following non-festival events have won TGEAs: the Showman’s Show in the UK, and the Booking.com Annual Meeting (BAM18) in the Netherlands. Whilst Australia’s Island Vibe Festival has earned itself an AGFA.
Booking.com’s global events manager, Aleksandra Bora, said upon receiving the award, “We are humbled by the fact our efforts have gotten this recognition. I truly believe this is a fantastic step towards a significant change in the way companies consider their impact and potential to engage at their events.”
The following AGFA 2017 winners picked up their awards during an end-of-event party held for the Green Events & Innovations conference (GEI10) on Tuesday 6th March at the Royal Garden Hotel in London: Body & Soul (IE), Cambridge Folk Festival (UK), Doolin Folk Festival (IE), Green Gathering (UK), Greenbelt (UK), HebCelt Festival (UK), Paradise City (BE), We Love Green (FR), and Wood Festival (UK).
Applications are now been accepted for the Greener Festival Award 2018. Events wishing to participate, should contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
The following is a complete list of 2017’s winners:
- Green Gathering (UK)
- ØYA Festival (NO)
- We Love Green (FR)
- Wood Festival (UK)
- Cambridge Folk Festival (UK)
- BAM18 (NL) (The Greener Event Award)
- DGTL festival (NL)
- Extrema Outdoor (NL)
- Greenbelt Festival (UK)
- HebCelt (UK)
- Ilosaarirock Festival (FI)
- Paradise City (BE)
- Roskilde Festival (DK)
- Das Fest (DE)
- Doolin Folk Festival (IE) (The Greener Event Award)
- Dubcamp Festival (FR)
- Glastonbury Festival of Performing Arts (UK)
- Hadra Trance Festival (FR)
- Island Vibe Festival (AU)
- Kew The Music (UK)
- Liberation Festival Utrecht (NL)
- Primavera Sound (ES)
- Spring Festival Utrecht (NL) (The Greener Event Award)
- Welcome to the Village (NL)
- Arla Food Festival (DK)
- Bayou Boogaloo (US)
- Body and Soul (IE)
- Just So Festival (UK)
- Mandala Festival (NL)
- Meadows Festival (UK)
- Metaldays (SI)
- Mysteryland (NL)
- No Logo Festival (FR)
- Nozstock: The Hidden Valley (UK)
- Oude Muziek (NL) (The Greener Event Award)
- Showmans Show (UK) (The Greener Event Award)
- Uitfeest (NL) (The Greener Event Award)
A Greener Festival (AGF) is a not-for-profit company committed to helping events, festivals, and venues around the world adopt environmentally efficient practices.
AGF provides information, educational resources and facilitates the exchange of good ideas. The company helps to circulate information and news about the environmentally efficient methods currently employed at events, and how events can limit impact on the environment. They offer independent assessments and verification of events sustainability claims.
The Greener Festival Awards is an A Greener Festival-led scheme that has operated since 2007 assessing over 400 festivals worldwide. A list of previous winners can be found here.
The Green Events & Innovations Conference (GEI) is A Greener Festival’s annual flagship event delivered in partnership with the International Live Music Conference (ILMC) in London. The event has been running for ten years and welcomes delegates and speakers who lead the way in festival organisation and sustainability services.
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