- 25 new AGF assessor’s from 8 countries (Spain, Italy, Portugal, Netherlands, France, UK, USA, Ireland) at sold out training.
- Total now 65 AGF assessors since training began 12 months ago.
This month 25 more assessors from 8 countries have been trained in Environmental Assessment of Events to for the globally recognised Greener Festival Award.
Training was sold out and took place at Manchester Metropolitan University, delivered by A Greener Festival’s Claire O’Neill, Teresa Moore and sustainable event expert Rob Scully, drawing upon over a decade of festival and event assessment and professional education experience.
“The AGF training was great, very worthwhile on a number of levels. The trainers are dedicated, knowledgeable and enthusiastic; the information imparted is useful and interesting; and there were valuable opportunities to make contact with like-minded passionate people involved in festivals and sustainability. It’d be great if all festival organisers did this training!” Em Weirdigan, Green Gathering
The training is an essential requirement for those completing assessments on behalf of AGF, and is developed to meet growing demand from events to be assessed for the AGF award. Open to new agf assessor’s and professionals interested in sustainable event management training covers the following topics:
Legal Framework and Policy
Local Impacts and Risks
Travel & Transport
Solid Waste & Recycling
Water usage, Waste Waster and Sewerage
Behaviour & Communication
AGF Form Familiarisation & Post Event Report
Including AGF Assessment case studies and exercises
Assessors are now out in the fields and cities assessing festivals and events for the awards, with this Spring already DGTL Festival (NL), Liberation (NL), Wood Festival (UK), Bayou Boogaloo (USA), Spring Performing Arts Festival (NL) have taken place, with Meadows Festival (UK), Primavera Sound (ES), Paradise City (BE), Glastonbury (UK), Roskilde (DK), Body & Soul (IE), Mandala Festival (NL) and Doolin Festival (IE) in the next couple of weeks.
Since 2015 there are now 65 trained assessors, and the next training opportunity will take place in October. If you wish to register your interest please contact firstname.lastname@example.org. In order to maintain the quality of training numbers are limited to smaller groups, so please register early to avoid disappointment.
Applications for festivals and events to be assessed are still open. Contact email@example.com
Watch this space for more training details soon.
Huge congratulations and thank you to all of our AGF assessors!