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Industry Green Survey 2021 – Results and Analysis

Industry Green Survey 2021 – Results and Analysis

11th January 2022

The annual Industry Green Survey of outdoor festivals, conducted by the Vision: 2025 network of outdoor events and businesses taking climate action for the 7th year running, provides a snapshot of sustainability practice across the industry by asking UK festival organisers about their attitudes and challenges. The results identify trends and changes and help Vision: 2025 shape support and resou...

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Mother Earth Expects!

Mother Earth Expects!

10th January 2022

Here we are in a new year, one that the earth is totally familiar with. We talk the talk about how we must save the planet, about the rise in temperature and climate change happening before our very eyes. But quite apart from the policies and good will that we publish for our festivals, what are we actually doing?? Have we taken any action in our own personal and domestic lives?. (see Chris Joh...

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Vision: 2025 Partner With Access All Areas At The Event Production Show 2022.

Vision: 2025 Partner With Access All Areas At The Event Production Show 2022.

4th January 2022

Vision: 2025 is delighted to be extending their partnership with Access All Areas by hosting two panels at the Event Production Show, 8th & 9th March, at ExCeL, London. Both Vision curated panels will run on the first day of the show, with ‘Sustainability – progress with event power' (13:00) chaired by Graham Brown (Vision: 2025 / Brown Fox Comms) with guests Chiara Badiali (Jul...

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Industry Green Survey 2021 – Results and Analysis

Industry Green Survey 2021 – Results and Analysis

4th January 2022

The annual Industry Green Survey of outdoor festivals, conducted by the Vision: 2025 network of outdoor events and businesses taking climate action for the 7th year running, provides a snapshot of sustainability practice across the industry by asking UK festival organisers about their attitudes and challenges. The results identify trends and changes and help Vision: 2025 shape s...

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Green Code Of Conduct Consultation Launched

Green Code Of Conduct Consultation Launched

10th December 2021

Developed by music trade bodies and organisations, the code is designed to set clear environmental standards for UK outdoor events Sustainability initiative Vision:2025 has launched a consultation for a music industry Green Code of Conduct to provide clear, minimum, environmental standards for all UK outdoor events. The code has been developed by trade bodies including AIF, AFO, NOEA and...

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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! ðŸŽ‰ðŸŽ‰ 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 p...

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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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