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Biofuels: Latest Advice on Responsible Sourcing




Biofuels: Latest Advice on Responsible Sourcing



Festival Vision:2025 @ The Showman's Show!



AIF Campaign for Plastic-Free Festivals by 2021



Download's 'Greenest Year Yet' in 2018



New Sustainable Power Suppliers 



Can You Help Support Refugees in Calais?



Privacy Policy: GDPR Update 

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Biofuels: Latest Advice on Responsible Sourcing


Responding to the complexity and confusion around which biofuels are good environmental choices, Julie's Bicycle and Powerful Thinking Steering Group members have created a comprehensive new guidance sheet to answer all your questions. 

Download Biofuels Guidance PDF


Festival Vision:2025 @ The Showman's Show!


After the success of the Festival Vision:2025 event in 2017, we have teamed up with the Showman's Show event organisers, Lance Publications, to offer another afternoon of talks, networking, presentations on key topics and innovations.

SAVE THE DATE:  Wednesday 17th October, 1-5pm. Programme info coming soon.

The event is for festivals organisers who have signed the Festival Vision:2025 pledge to act on climate change by aiming to cut their event CO2 emissions by 50% by 2025. If you'd like to find out about becoming a member and sign up visit:


AIF Campaign for Plastic-Free Festivals by 2021


60 festivals joined the Association of Independent Festival's (AIF) 'Drastic on Plastic' campaign on Earth Day last month, with a pledge to eliminate single-use plastic by 2021. The AIF is working with other organisations to welcome events from across the industry. Join the campaign.

Here are some key resources to help festivals and events cut single-use plastics, understand the implications of alternative materials and find suppliers:


Download's 'Greenest Year Yet' in 2018


Last month Download Festival, a Vision:2025 festival, which last year received a 4-star Creative Green Certification from Julie’s Bicycle, announced the major improvements being made to this year’s festival to make it the greenest Download yet. 

To ensure 2018 is the most environmentally friendly year ever they’ve introduced carbon balancing by adding £1 to the cost of all car parking passes, which will be donated to the charity Energy Revolution, who balance festival travel by investing in renewable energy projects – alongside current travel initiatives with Big Green Coach, Liftshare and shuttle buses to encourage the reduction of traffic onsite.

They’ve also introduced their first ever Eco Campsite with Greenpeace UK, increased the number of campsite recycling points and are continuing to ban single-use plastics (including cutlery, containers and straws) from traders stalls, as they have since 2016.

Read the full list of sustainability achievements and goals on Download's website.


New Sustainable Power Suppliers 


Welcome to the latest suppliers on Powerful Thinking's Sustainable Power Supplier List: Tangent Energy and ide Systems now have profiles showing event organisers what services they offer, the equipment they provide (including renewable power technology) and how they will work with clients to meet their fuel efficiency targets.

The list has been created in response to the growing demand for power suppliers who can work with event clients to help them meet their goals around energy efficiency and fuel reduction. 

See the full list of Powerful Thinking Sustainable Power Supplier profiles HERE. 


Can You Help Support Refugees in Calais?


The Help Refugees charity supports refugees across Europe, including thousands of people in Calais. Having a working mobile phone is invaluable to homeless refugees, and there is currently a need for a mobile charging solution able to charge around 50 phones at a time.

Can you help by donating equipment? Ideally an easily mobile battery system with 400w inverter and 5kW hours capacity.

Please get in touch if you can help: [email protected]


Privacy Policy: GDPR Update 


As most of you will know there is an update to data protection laws which will be enforced from 25th May 2018, also known as GDPR. This will mean organisations have more of a responsibility to ensure your information is kept safe and you have clear access and knowledge about the information held about you. This way you're easily able to change any information held and can request your information is deleted immediately. You can read our updated privacy policy on our website.

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Steve Heap: 6th Jun 2018 11:56:00


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