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A Greener Festival announces first international awards

By | Published on Tuesday 12 February 2019

A Greener Festival

The people behind A Greener Festival, the initiative which assesses and recognises festivals and events that run sustainable and environmentally friendly operations, have announced the launch of the International AGF Awards, which will take place at the Green Events & Innovations Conference on 5 Mar.

Whereas the main AGF scheme awards certificates to numerous festivals which achieve certain levels of sustainability, these awards will pick out individual events that particularly excel in a number of specific different areas. Although the awards will still be based on the formal assessment of festival operations that AGF undertakes each year.

“The significance of the International Greener Festival Awards is that, for the first time, we are crowning the top winner as the greenest festival in the world”, says AGF co-founder Claire O’Neill. “We will also shout about the festivals with the best transport, waste, power and innovation [in a bid to make] the whole industry greener. The purpose is to accelerate positive change by shining a light on the best ideas us humans are coming up with to solve our collective conundrums”.

Awards will be given for green transport, catering, sanitation and recycling efforts, as well as for communicating green initiatives and ideas to customers.

Over 40 festivals from seventeen countries and four continents are being considered for the prizes, including Boomtown Fair and British Summer Time in the UK, Primavera Sound in Spain, Roskilde Festival in Denmark and Øya Festival in Norway.