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‘‘WE MAKE TOMORROW’  A day for creativity, community and connection: 13TH OCTOBER 2022

‘‘WE MAKE TOMORROW’ A day for creativity, community and connection: 13TH OCTOBER 2022

11th August 2022

We Make Tomorrow 2022 is an immersive summit inviting people to connect with projects, individuals, and ideas that are making change and leading on creative climate action. We Make Tomorrow will bring together climate justice innovators from around the UK and across the globe to share experiences, stories and performances. Join us to celebrate the tenacity, care, creativity and courage of climat...

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A Greener Supplier Kitemark

A Greener Supplier Kitemark

10th August 2022

A Greener Festival have announced A Greener Supplier Kitemark... With sustainability high on the agenda of events, festivals and tours, the importance of finding trusted green suppliers has never been more important. To support this, AGF is launching A Greener Supplier kitemark. The new certification will help events, festivals and tours identify verified green suppliers more easily, re...

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Cube launches sustainable pop-up ticket office pods

Cube launches sustainable pop-up ticket office pods

5th August 2022

Cube Modular has just launched a pop-up sustainable ticket office solution for events. The versatile aluminium frame and air-cell pods feature two customer facing ticketing windows and can be folded down and stacked for efficient transport. The innovative pods made their debut last week hiring out event radios to visitors to the Formula 1 Grand Prix at Silverstone. Altogether nine ticketing pod...

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Vision2025 July News

Vision2025 July News

25th July 2022

July Vision:2025 News Bulletin - In this month's newsletter:  Green Leader Q&A with Chris Johnson, Sustainability Lead at Shambala Festival Guest Blog on Circular Systems at Body & Soul Festival, Ireland Vision: 2025 Sustainable Event Summit programme highlights revealed Julie's Bicycle and Vision: 2025 launch Zero Waste Project Tim Benson, Chair of Powerful Thinkin...

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Sustainable Practises: A Fine Example from FolkEast

Sustainable Practises: A Fine Example from FolkEast

18th July 2022

JMP, Folk East share their sustainability practices... "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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More Than Music Report

More Than Music Report

18th July 2022

MORE THAN MUSIC is a comprehensive report from BetterNotStop. If you have ever thought “I want to do something about my festivals impact on climate change.” Then this is a report that you should read. AFO has been offering contact ,advice and information on the subject for many years and we now recommend this is worth half an hour of your time. Andy Smith at BlueDot festival says &ld...

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Bakers Basco creates awareness posters to support their national appeal campaign for the return of bread delivery baskets and dollies

Bakers Basco creates awareness posters to support their national appeal campaign for the return of bread delivery baskets and dollies

7th July 2022

Bakers Basco, the equipment recovery agency set up by the UK’s biggest bakeries has created a series of awareness posters to support their national campaign to alert the nation to the issue surrounding the mishandling and abuse of their daily bread supply equipment. These posters will be used as part of the company’s marketing campaign throughout the year at industry events covering...

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Vision2025 June Sustainability Newsletter

Vision2025 June Sustainability Newsletter

5th July 2022

Have you checked out the Vision2025 June Sustainability Newsletter? We have included the feature news items below with links to the full articles. Give it a read. WELCOME TO THE June Vision: 2025 News Bulletin In this month's newsletter:  Green Leader Q&A with Zak Avery, Assistant Director, Medicine Festival Guest Blog on Green Hydrogen for Outdoor Events with PlusZero Festi...

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Sunbelt Rentals

Sunbelt Rentals

4th July 2022

According to Vision2025 in a recent article, "Sunbelt Rentals are working hard to reduce environmental impact through their eco-friendly equipment range. From eco welfare facilities and electric plant to Stage V generators, clean energy solutions and solar lighting towers, they can provide a tailored solution to help meet clients sustainability and environmental goals. Over the past 2 years Sun...

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Vision2025 Green Leader Q&A: Zak Avery

Vision2025 Green Leader Q&A: Zak Avery

4th July 2022

Vision:2025 is a growing network of over 500 outdoor events and businesses taking climate action. We’re here to connect you to resources tools and each other, on the journey toward net zero. They dedicate a monthly blog spot to Industry Leaders Q&A, which celebrates inspirational people from across the industry. They ask each guest 20 questions to reveal their inspirations, secrets of ...

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EIF Members Special FUEL and Sustainability Meet

EIF Members Special FUEL and Sustainability Meet

16th June 2022

EIF members special FUEL and sustainability meet-20220518_100519-Meeting Recording.mp4...

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EighthPlate: A Food Waste Revolution

EighthPlate: A Food Waste Revolution

7th June 2022

Every year in the UK, 400 tonnes of food is wasted at festivals: that’s around 953,352 meals. A stark figure in itself, and all the more so when you consider both the impact this has on the environment (1 tonne of waste = 4 tonnes of CO2) and the fact that thousands of people in the UK live in food poverty; a figure set to rise exponentially in 2022 as we face unprecedented levels of infla...

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Are You a Manager of a Sustainable Festival?

Are You a Manager of a Sustainable Festival?

6th June 2022

See this BSI page for how to get the support, education and qualify. https://www.bsigroup.com/en-GB/iso-20121-sustainable-events-management/...

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BS ISO 20121 and the Sustainability Needs of the Events Sector

BS ISO 20121 and the Sustainability Needs of the Events Sector

23rd May 2022

This webinar is conceived as a wide-ranging discussion of the sector’s potential and ambitions in relation to sustainable events. Comments and input will be sought on BS ISO 20121, the international sustainable events standard, and information will be provided on how the sector can get involved in its revision.   Access the on-demand webinar....

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Being Green Sells Tickets

Being Green Sells Tickets

23rd May 2022

Not very many years ago and certainly within my lifetime, Greenpeace were referred to as troublemakers and even terrorists. It took the intervention of Prince Charles to show some interest in their work before they gradually became respectable. Since then, of course, the world has started to waken up to the fact that there are not many minutes left on the clock before the whole thing becomes uns...

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ecolibrium launch Sustainable Travel Guide for Artists and the Music Industry, May 19 2022

ecolibrium launch Sustainable Travel Guide for Artists and the Music Industry, May 19 2022

19th May 2022

ecolibrium, the charity on a mission to help the live events and music industry tackle the environmental impacts of travel, launch their latest resource, the Sustainable Travel Guide for Artists and the Music Industry, providing up-to-date information, best practice tips and inspiration to empower the live music industry to understand and take action on its greatest carbon impact: travel.  ...

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The Green Parent

The Green Parent

17th May 2022

An amazing magazine which does what it says. It looks at parents and families and how our lifestyles can be greener. In the edition for June and July 2022 there was a festival supplement called The Green Parent Festival Guide.  I was delighted to see AFO festivals advertising i.e. Folk by the Oak and Towersey (both of which would look better with AFO logos) and Festival at the Edge which d...

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How Will Sustainability Feature in Our Festival and Event Work, Whilst Recovering From COVID-19?

How Will Sustainability Feature in Our Festival and Event Work, Whilst Recovering From COVID-19?

11th May 2022

We really must not let the Covid-19 pandemic totally distract us from the responsibility we have to leave an environment that the next generation can live in, play in and one in which to organise and run FESTIVALS. 1. Sustainability comes in many forms and should be clearly identified. a) Financial sustainability – the job of the company directors and/or financial controller/treasurer fo...

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Video message by UN Secretary General at the WGIII AR6 press conference

Video message by UN Secretary General at the WGIII AR6 press conference

10th May 2022

The UN is respected and listened to. The UN Secretary General is quite clear in the message. Now play your part and leave behind a planet on which our children can run amazing festivals. Do nothing and your grand children will ask why you did nothing .  ...

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LIVE Green: Making Sustainability A Contractual Requirement

LIVE Green: Making Sustainability A Contractual Requirement

27th April 2022

Aims and Objectives: To include sustainability in the contract between the agent and the promotor to create a level playing field & drive change Apply lessons learnt from HSE rollout in UK & North America Define what sustainability means & how is it applied Venues must have or set commitment date to move to renewable energy, have shore power and distribution for buses and truck...

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