International not-for-profit organisation A Greener Festival (AGF) has announced the 37 recipients of “A Greener Festival Award” in 2019. Festivals and events from 15 countries achieved the prestigious accolade in 2019, awarded to those that have demonstrated a strong commitment to sustainability and a reduction of environmental impacts. To examine the degree of sustainability practices occurring at their events, applicants undergo a rigorous assessment, site visit and post-event analysis of their sustainability actions.
Claire O’Neill, A Greener Festival co-founder, said: “The need for us all to take significant positive action for the good of the environment requires no introduction. Congratulations to our winners who are doing their part, and power to all events and individuals who want to do more. Together we can make things better.”
All of these winners will be entered as nominees for the International Greener Festival Awards which will be announced at the annual Green Events & Innovations Conference (GEI), taking place in London on 3 March, alongside the International Live Music Conference (ILMC).
Congratulations to the winners in the Outstanding category: Cambridge Folk Festival (UK), DGTL Festival (NL), Green Gathering (UK), Øya Festival (NO), Paradise City (BE) and We Love Green (FR).
Highly commended were Dockyard Festival (NL), Dubcamp Festival (FR), Glastonbury Festival (UK), Greenbelt Festival (UK), Hadra Trance Festival (FR), Pete the Monkey (FR), Primavera Sound (ES), Rainbow Serpent (AU) and Roskilde Festival (DK).
Among the Commended and Improver winners were UK events Boomtown Fair, BST Hyde Park, Walthamstow Garden Party, Lambeth Country Show, Lost Village Festival and Manchester Pride Live.
Applications are now open for the Greener Festival Awards 2020. Events should contact firstname.lastname@example.org to apply.