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Climate Action Resources and Organisations

Vision:2025 (FREE)

Vision:2025 is the official UK outdoor events industry’s steering group for environmental sustainability, established in 2010, and now representing over 1,000 event businesses through industry body stakeholders: Julie’s Bicycle (host), Association of Festival Organisers (AFO), Association of Independent Festivals (AIF), National Outdoor Events Association (NOEA) Without Walls, South Coast Events Forum (SCEF), the Event Industry Forum (EIF), Production Service Association (PSA) and Festival Republic. 

Check out the following links:

Take the Vision:2025 Festival Pledge
Sustainable Events Resources Hub
Sustainable Supplier Directory
Read about the Green Events Code
Read the Show Must Go On report (2020)


Take the first step and measure your impacts with the free to use CG Tools, developed by Julie’s Bicycle for the arts and culture industries.  Over 5,000 organisations, in 50 countries worldwide, use their free set of carbon and environmental calculators to record, measure and understand the impacts of their venue, office, tour, production, event or festival. The CG Tools make it easy to measure your energy use, water consumption, waste generation and recycling, travel and production materials. The results can then inform your environmental strategy and organisational priorities.

Use the Tools to establish your carbon footprint and track your progress over time.


Future Festival Tools is a European project that provides certified e-learning course, event self-assessment tool, best-practice guide on sustainability for event professionals and students.


Music Declares Emergency is a group of artists, music industry professionals and organisations that stand together to declare a climate and ecological emergency and call for an immediate governmental response to protect all life on Earth. They believe in the power of music to promote the cultural change needed to create a better future.

They provide lots of information to support artists and everyone in the industry to take action. See the Take Action page here.


Powerful Thinking supports smarter practice and innovation in energy management for the outdoor events and music industry. They publish guidance, tools, provide news and advice, and connect people and companies with good ideas and each other.

  • The Powerful Thinking Guide provides event professionals with knowledge and practical resources to help manage temporary energy smartly, reducing environmental impacts and fuel bills.
  • Find out your event’s energy rating and compare it to industry averages in less than a minute with the Festival Fuel Tool.
  • Check out this common mythbuster from Powerful Thinking
  • Powerful Thinking Fact sheets: This series of bite-size fact sheets aims to provide useful advice and resources for anyone involved in working in festivals from organisers to traders.


Positive Impact shares how small to medium businesses can advance sustainability. They’ll help you to get inspiration on how your event can achieve sustainability commitments and then to share the positive impact of the changes you have made to your event.

ISLA (£)

Isla work with agencies and brands, organisers and suppliers providing practical guidance and support on environmental issues. They provide tools and support.


A Greener Future is a non-profit organisation dedicated to improving sustainability of the events sector. They provide voluntary certification, training, CO2 analysis and consultation for organisers, venues, tours, artists, festivals, sports, suppliers, local authorities from all event types internationally.

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