New Book Chapter about A Greener Festival
Promoting and assessing sustainability at festivals
A case study of the “A Greener Festival” initiative.
By Graham Berridge, Teresa Moore, and Jane Ali Knight
Green Events and Green Tourism
An International Guide to Good Practice
Eds. Seraphin H and Nolan E
After 12 years of operations A Greener Festival felt it was time to evaluate it’s own impact on greening the festival and event industry. Written by leading event researchers and academics along with AGF’s Director Teresa Moore the case study is the first of it’s kind for an organisation such as A Greener Festival.
The chapter looks at promoting and assessing sustainability at festivals and focuses on an evaluation of the A Greener Festival (AGF) assessment process using UK and International festival case studies to demonstrate the innovative and transformational impact the scheme has on the social and environmental challenges faced by festivals. There are four festival case studies from Roskilde Festival (Denmark), Das Fest (Germany) Cambridge Folk Festival (UK) and Island Vibe (Australia). In each one the event organisers and environmental managers outline the operational changes made at these events as a result of A Greener Festival (AGF) assessments. They also discuss how the AGF process can change the culture of the festival by helping to embed environmental management into every level of decision making.
Available in early 2019 at