A Greener Festival have announced the shortlists for the debut International AGF Awards, which will be hosted following the Green Events & Innovations Conference and ILMC Production Meeting on Tuesday 5th March at the Royal Garden Hotel, London.

Winners are selected from the detailed AGF assessments, site visits, evidence and analysis by trained sustainable event auditors throughout 2018. To enter the awards it is necessary for events to apply for an assessment with not for profit organisation A Greener Festival. This included over 40 festivals from 17 countries in 2018.

Officially crowned by the BBC as an Amazing Human – Ash Perrin of the Flying Seagulls Project – who bring laughter through play to children in refugee camps – will be Co-Hosting the ceremony with A Greener Festival Co-Founder Claire O’Neill.

Ash Perrin said “Having been involved with festivals for many years I am proud to be joining this event as both speaker and International AGF Awards host. The issue of finding greener solutions for this glorious world of entertainment is an important one, and creating the next step together as a community seems the absolute right choice. Green fields + green festivals = big smiles for years to come.”

And the Shortlists are:

International Greener Festival Award

Boom Festival (PT)

Cambridge Folk Festival (UK)

DGTL Amsterdam (NL)

Green Gathering (UK)

Øya Festival (NO)

We Love Green (FR)

Wood Festival (UK)

AGF Greener Transport Award

Cambridge Folk Festival (UK)

DGTL Amsterdam (NL)

Green Gathering (UK)

Øya Festival (NO)

Paradise City (BE)

Spring Utrecht (NL)

Wood Festival (UK)

AGF Community Action Award

Bayou Boogaloo (US)

Boom Festival (PT)

Envision Festival (CR)

Greenbelt Festival (UK)

Pohoda Festival (SK)

Rainbow Serpent Festival (AU)

Roskilde Festival (DK)

AGF Circular Festival Award

(for reduced waste & resourcefulness)

Das Fest (DE)

DGTL Festival (NL)

DubCamp Festival (FR)

Green Gathering (UK)

Kew the Music (UK)

Rainbow Serpent (AU)

Wood Festival (UK)

AGF Greener Catering Award

DGTL Festival (NL)

Green Gathering (UK)

Greenbelt Festival (UK)

MetalDays Festival (SI)

Own Spirit Festival (ES)

Roskilde Festival (DK)

Wood Festival (UK)

AGF Greener Power Award

DGTL Amsterdam (NL)

Green Gathering (UK)

Mandala Festival (NL)

ØYA festival (NO)

Primavera Sound (ES)

Wonderfeel (NL)

Wood Festival (UK)

AGF Pied Piper Award

(for Greener Communication)

Bayou Boogaloo (US)

Boom Festival (PT)

DGTL Festival (NL)

Roskilde Festival (DK)

Green Gathering (UK)

We Love Green (FR)

Wonderfruit Festival (TH)

AGF Greener Creative Award

Body & Soul (IE)

Boom Festival (PT)

Pete the Monkey (FR)

Envision Festival (CR)

Rainbow Serpent (AU)

We Love Green (FR)

Wonderfruit Festival (TH)

AGF Water & Sanitation Award

Boom Festival (PT)

Boomtown Fair (UK)

MetalDays (SI)

Paradise City (BE)

Rainbow Serpent (AU)

We Love Green (FR)

Wood Festival (UK)

AGF Greener Innovations Award

Mobile Water Treatment @ Paradise City

MOOP Map @ Envision Festival

Precious Plastics @ Pohoda Festival

Recycling Disco @ Fire in the Mountain

Transport Analysis & Reduction @ Cambridge Folk Festival

Waste Free Food Court @ DGTL Amsterdam

Smart Power Fuel Reduction @ We Love Green

 

The last few tickets are remaining for the Green Events & Innovations Conference. The award ceremony is accessible to GEI, IPM and ILMC delegates.

 

Category descriptions

AGF 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!

AGF 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!)

AGF 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.

AGF 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.

AGF Greener Creative Award

This award is for the event who create the most incredible spaces, installations, shows or environments in the most ethical and environmentally sustainable way.

AGF 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

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.

AGF 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.

AGF 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!