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Live Green: COP26 - Music Focussed Events, Performances and Coverage

Live Green: COP26 - Music Focussed Events, Performances and Coverage

26th October 2021

Monday 25th October: Culture: the missing link - a lens on policy / 13:00 – 14:30 BST / ONLINE https://juliesbicycle.com/event/ On the eve of COP26 this digital event will unveil the results of new research, mapping national arts policies to climate policies, which seeks to strengthen the creative climate movement and mobilise action rapidly. The event will thread together intern...

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Vision: 2025 Returns To The Showman’s Show for ‘Journey to Net Zero’ Conference

Vision: 2025 Returns To The Showman’s Show for ‘Journey to Net Zero’ Conference

29th September 2021

The first Vision: 2025 conference for two years will take place in person at Newbury Showground, 20th October 2021. In the run up to COP26, the ‘Journey to Net Zero’ conference will bring together trail-blazers from the world of outdoor event sustainability to share knowledge, working practices and look at new products and services to support organisers and suppliers tackling en...

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Vision: 2025 launch the 2021 Event Industry Green Survey

Vision: 2025 launch the 2021 Event Industry Green Survey

23rd September 2021

Vision: 2025 launch the 2021 Event Industry Green Survey The annual Event Industry Green Survey is now live, launched by the Vision: 2025 industry climate action group in partnership with the Association of Festival Organisers  (AFO) and the Association of Independent Festivals (AIF) The survey asks event organisers about environmental measures in place, challenges, and plans for the fu...

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Powerful Thinking: Reform of Red Diesel & Other Rebated Fuels Entitlement for the Events Industry

Powerful Thinking: Reform of Red Diesel & Other Rebated Fuels Entitlement for the Events Industry

3rd August 2021

Powerful Thinking: Reform of Red Diesel & Other Rebated Fuels Entitlement for the Events Industry In this month’s guest blog Powerful Thinking’s Chair, Tim Benson, examines the potential impacts of the incoming government imposed reforms to red diesel & other rebated fuels entitlement next April – essential reading for event organisers and event power providers ali...

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Event Cup Solutions Has Launched The ONE Planet ONE Chance® Reusable Cup System

Event Cup Solutions Has Launched The ONE Planet ONE Chance® Reusable Cup System

29th June 2021

Event Cup Solutions has launched the ONE Planet ONE Chance® Reusable Cup System, a fully managed system that dispels the myth that switching from single-use cups to a sustainable reusable system is complicated. The ONE Planet ONE Chance Reusable Cup System® provides festivals, sports & music venues, bar operators and event organisers the complete service which includes the delivery,...

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Get READY for World Refill Day  !

Get READY for World Refill Day !

14th June 2021

Get READY for World Refill Day  ! 🌎 The countdown is on...get ready for the most important day in our plastic-free calendars... 🎉🎉 THIS WEDNESDAY IS WORLD REFILL DAY! 🎉🎉 Yep, that's right, Wednesday 16th of June is the first ever #WorldRefillDay, a global public awareness campaign to prevent plastic pollution and to help people live with less was...

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FREE  WEBINARS to help you take some action on climate change.

FREE WEBINARS to help you take some action on climate change.

11th June 2021

FREE  WEBINARS to help you take some action on climate change. LIVE Green are presenting a series of free webinars on how different areas of the business can either be more sustainable, or build and improve on their sustainability efforts.  The webinars are designed to provide information, resources and help for companies and individuals on the topics of off...

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How Green Is Yours? Green Sells Tickets!

How Green Is Yours? Green Sells Tickets!

15th May 2021

How Green is yours? Green sells tickets! See the latest news in climate action from Vision 20/20 Tell your customers how you are playing your part. Visit: https://www.vision2025.org.uk/news...

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Green Goblet  supply reusable cups to festivals

Green Goblet supply reusable cups to festivals

5th April 2021

GREEN GOBLET is supporting AFO, supporting your festival and supporting the Planet “ You use it, We wash it, You use it again “ For many, British Summertime is the perfect excuse to dust off the tent and wellies and head to a music festival. After Covid-19 hit us all in March 2020, life for the Festival industry came to an abrupt halt, and for many the long wait for the summer ...

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Sustainability - You Think Covid Is Bad!

Sustainability - You Think Covid Is Bad!

2nd March 2021

Sustainability - You Think Covid Is Bad! You think Covid-19 was bad, well wait and see what happens when climate change really kicks in. You might think that will be tomorrow or even next year, but watch the ice melting, watch the floods, the sea level rise, the plastic waste, the birds leaving UK later and coming back early.  Look at the spring flowers turning up earlier than usual, th...

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Sustainable practises: A fine example from FolkEast

Sustainable practises: A fine example from FolkEast

8th February 2021

Sustainable practises: A fine example from FolkEast In Suffolk we have a council backed organisation called the Suffolk Carbon Charter which is a great way to measure the progress we make each year. We were awarded the Silver Charter in 2014 and in 2018 we were promoted to Gold for showing an improvement each year. We set out from the start with FolkEast to have as lower carbon footprint ...

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Julie’s Bicycle hosts the next webinar in the Vision: 2025 #WeMakeTheFuture Autumn series

Julie’s Bicycle hosts the next webinar in the Vision: 2025 #WeMakeTheFuture Autumn series

21st November 2020

Join Chiara Badiali from Julie’s Bicycle as she explains the what, how and why of the circular economy with plenty of stories from the creative community, with guests Patricia Yagüe, Head of Sustainability, Live Nation Europe speaking about some of the projects her teams around Europe are working on to close different material loops and Paul Schurink f...

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Sustainability - It Is Time To Act

Sustainability - It Is Time To Act

21st October 2020

Join the movement and let's create a sustainable industry together! For more info visit https://www.vision2025.org.uk/ ...

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Open Air Business Gathering 2021

Open Air Business Gathering 2021

11th September 2020

NEW DATES -  7 - 8 SEPTEMBER 2021 Our colleagues at Open Air Business have their annual "gathering". A very useful event for Festival and Events organisers. Full line up and speakers at www.oabgathering.com...

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Steve Heap's Interview On Sustainability

Steve Heap's Interview On Sustainability

15th July 2020

How has Covid-19 affected sustainability at events in your view? With the devastating effect of COVID-19 destroying the 2020 festival season it does give organisers an opportunity to reflect on how they will recover in 2021, and at the same time re-think our sustainability policies.  ‘The world will never be the same again’ is a phrase I hear often describing this crisis, ...

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Can we say cheers to plant-based plastic yet?

Can we say cheers to plant-based plastic yet?

21st June 2020

The sustainability of our environment has not gone away during the COVID crisis.  Make sure you add sustainability on to your task list and budget for 2021. In the meantime take a look at this great article - Livvy Drake (Sustainable Sidekicks) guest blog on Vision:2025 discusses whether "We can say cheers to plant-based plastic yet?" Waste and plastics are one of Livvy’...

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Let's re-think our sustainability policies for 2021

Let's re-think our sustainability policies for 2021

18th June 2020

With the devastating effect of COVID-19 destroying the 2020 festival season it does give organisers an opportunity to reflect on how they will recover in 2021.  More on that in another place. However, it also gives us all the opportunity to re-think our sustainability policies.  ‘The world will never be the same again’ is a phrase often used, well it has been like that for so...

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Repurposing festival resources to feed the UK

Repurposing festival resources to feed the UK

16th April 2020

Currently the UK is short of around 90,000 people to pick the crops that are growing ripe across the country. Agricultural migrant workers who usually fill these positions are unable to leave their countries due to suspended flights or full lock-down. Asparagus tomatoes, strawberries, and lettuce are few among the many fruits and veg growing ripe from now through to May—they will rot and the...

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Sustainability Workshops - 25 & 26 April 2020

Sustainability Workshops - 25 & 26 April 2020

9th March 2020

Scientists believe it will soon be too late to take serious action on reversing the pollution of our own planet.  Some even say it is already too late.  We in the events industry have been leading the way for many years in what became known as sustainability.  We recycle, we use less power, we consider our environment, there is so much more we could do. Find out more about t...

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Exploring the environmental footprint of festival food

Exploring the environmental footprint of festival food

28th February 2020

Chris Johnson, chair of Powerful Thinking, recently joined an industry panel at ADE Green, to explore the environmental footprint of festival food.  In his monthly Green Column, Chris shares a few ideas from our European friends… READ MORE  ...

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