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A Greener Festival launches new sustainability toolkit focus on Mexican festival sector

By | Published on Monday 3 October 2022

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A Greener Festival and Edinburgh Napier University are today launching a new online resource as part an ongoing partnership with the British Council which is seeking to help the Mexican festival sector make its events more environmentally sustainable.

The new online toolkit is informed by previous training sessions involving festival producers and promoters in Mexico, and also utilises existing knowledge and experience from the UK-based A Greener Festival initiative as well as academic work.

The aim is to help festivals based in Mexico and elsewhere to evolve their operations in a way that reduces the environmental impact of their events.

AGF Director Teresa Moore explains: “Facilitated by the British Council, our collaboration with Edinburgh Napier University provided a fantastic opportunity to bring together latest practice and thinking about the issues and challenges involved in creating sustainable events”.

“Through the training developed and delivered earlier this year we were able to learn about the Mexican context”, she adds, “the particular challenges they face in making their events greener as well as sharing our knowledge, practice and solutions from around the world. The online sustainability toolkit allows us to extend this work even further and reach many more festivals in Mexico”.

Meanwhile, Jane Ali-Knight from Edinburgh Napier University says: “It was an amazing opportunity to work with the British Council and a whole range of creative, innovative and diverse festivals from across Mexico”.

“The sharing of international best practice was a key aspect of the programme which benefitted A Greener Festival, Edinburgh Napier University and the festivals”, she goes on. “The toolkit was an excellent practical extension of the training and will be a great resource to festivals from Mexico and beyond”.