14 UK festivals including Glastonbury, Reading and Leeds, Lovebox, Isle of Wight, Latitude, T in the Park and others, have been certified through the Julie’s Bicycle Industry Green (IG) scheme, and several of them achieved impressive carbon emission reductions with the support of the scheme in 2010. If your festival wants to join our growing community of IG festivals – all sharing best practice, exploring opportunities for renewable energy supplies, driving down audience travel impacts, and working across the board to reduce their environmental impacts – let us know!
Industry Green is a simple certification scheme specifically tailored to the creative industries that enables festivals to reduce their environmental impacts and demonstrate leadership on climate change action. Following the straightforward guidelines and criteria set out in the Industry Green documentation gives you the knowledge and confidence to make informed decisions that make good sense for your business and for the environment.
The certification scheme is based on four principles of environmental good practice: commitment, measurement, reduction of impacts and disclosure. With carbon dioxide (CO2) reduction at its heart the certification gathers evidence over a 12 month period covering impacts associated with energy, water, waste and travel alongside company commitment, improvement and communication. Industry Green is an industry-endorsed brand, and the certification is externally assessed by the Environmental Change Institute, Oxford University and verified by an independent Expert Advisory Group.
Successful participants are awarded the IG mark, which enables participants to communicate their achievement to staff, suppliers, consumers and audiences. “IG-ed” companies represent a community of creative industry leaders that are setting the standard for environmentally responsible business practices.