The

International AGF Awards

Recognising individuals and suppliers
in event sustainability

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Welcome to the International AGF Awards

It's that time of year again where we celebrate and recognise individuals and suppliers that are really breaking ground in event sustainability, and to ultimately present the top prize attainable –
The International Greener Festival Award.

Taking place on 3rd March 2020 at the Royal Garden Hotel directly following the Green Events & Innovations Conference where nominees and winners will be celebrated! A Greener Festival Co-Founders, Claire O’Neill and Ben Challis will co-host the ceremony.

Winners are selected from the detailed AGF assessments, site visits, evidence and analysis by trained sustainable event auditors over the last 12 months. 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 18 countries in 2019.

The Categories

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!

The Winners 2020

Festivals from seven countries across three continents were last night crowned winners at the 2nd International AGF Awards, organised by A Greener Festival.

The ceremony took place at the Royal Garden Hotel in Kensington High St, London, as part of the Green Events & Innovations Conference and on the opening night of ILMC 32,  and was supported by Stack-Cup.

Winners are highlighted in light green.

International Greener Festival Award
Cambridge Folk Festival (UK)
DGTL Festival Amsterdam (NL)
The Green Gathering (UK)
Øya Festival (NO)
Paradise City (BE)
We Love Green (FR)

AGF Greener Transport Award
Cambridge Folk Festival (UK)
Das Fest (DE)
Øya Festival (NO)
Primavera Sound (ES)
Houtfestival (NL)
Walthamstow Garden Party (UK)

AGF Community Action Award
Buenas Noches Producciones (AR)
Envision Festival (CR)
Greenbelt Festival (UK)
Rainbow Serpent Festival (AU)
Sonidos Liquidos (ES)
Walthamstow Garden Party (UK)

AGF Circular Festival Award
(for reduced waste & resourcefulness)
DGTL Festival Amsterdam (NL)
Dub Camp Festival (FR)
The Green Gathering (UK)
Øya Festival (NO)
Paradise City (BE)
Wonderfruit Festival (TH)

AGF Greener Catering Award
DGTL Festival Amsterdam (NL)
The Green Gathering (UK)
Elrow Town (NL)
Envision Festival (CR)
Paradise City (BE)
Roskilde Festival (DK)

AGF Greener Power Award
BST Hyde Park (UK)
DGTL Festival Amsterdam (NL)
Dockyard Festival (NL)
The Green Gathering (UK)
Øya Festival (NO)
We Love Green (FR)

AGF Pied Piper Award
(for Greener Communication)
Metal Days (SI)
Glastonbury Festival (UK)
SWR3 New Pop Festival (DE)
Boomtown Fair (UK)
We Love Green (FR)
Wonderfruit Festival (TH)

AGF Greener Creative Award
Own Spirit (ES)
Paradise City (BE)
Terraforma (IT)
The Green Gathering (UK)
We Love Green (FR)
Wonderfruit Festival (TH)

AGF Water & Sanitation Award
(supported by MSS International)
Glastonbury Festival (UK)
Hadra Trance Festival (FR)
Paradise City (BE)
Pete the Monkey (FR)
Rainbow Serpent Festival (AU)
Strawberry Fields (AU)

AGF Greener Innovations Award
My Cause Green Ambs @ BST Hyde Park (UK)
Climate Academy @ Das Fest (DE)
Resources Cabins @ Dockyard Festival (NL)
Composting System @ Sziget Festival (HU)
“People” Database @ Roskilde Festival (DK)
Plastic Free Wristbands @ Greenbelt Festival (UK)
Recycled Garden @ Lambeth Country Show (UK)

The Winners 2019

Festivals from eight countries across three continents were last night crowned winners at the debut International AGF Awards, organised by A Greener Festival.

The ceremony took place at the Royal Garden Hotel in Kensington High St, London, as part of the Green Events & Innovations Conference and on the opening night of ILMC 31, and was supported by RES and Video Illusions.

Winners are highlighted in light green.

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 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 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 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 Circular Festival Award

Das Fest (DE)
DGTL Festival (NL)
DubCamp Festival (FR)
Green Gathering (UK)
Kew the Music (UK)
Rainbow Serpent (AU)
Wood Festival (UK)

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
Eco 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

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)