A Greener Festival

A Greener Festival Award winners announced

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A Greener Festival (AGF) has announced the 37 recipients of A Greener Festival Award.

Festivals and events from 15 countries achieved the accolade, awarded to those events and festivals that demonstrated in 2019 a strong commitment to sustainability and a reduction of environmental impacts.

Participants hit the key areas including but not limited to: transport, waste, power, water, ecosystems and local area impacts. To examine the degree of sustainability practices occurring at their event/festival, applicants undergo a rigorous assessment, site visit and post-event analysis of their events’ sustainability actions.

The festivals assessed have demonstrated initiatives, including efficient use of renewable energy, seasonal and ethically sourced food, reducing single-use plastics, low carbon transport, compost toilets, waste reduction, adopting green artist riders, strong social policies, charity support and community reach. All the while exhibiting strong communication about environmental issues to their audiences.

Claire O’Neill, co-founder of A Greener Festival, commented: “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.”

The winners are:

Outstanding

  • Cambridge Folk Festival (UK)
  • DGTL Festival (NL)
  • Green Gathering (UK)
  • Øya Festival (NO)
  • Paradise City (BE)
  • We Love Green (FR)

Highly commended

  • 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)
  • Roskilde Festival (DK)

Commended

  • Boomtown Fair (UK)
  • BST Hyde Park (UK)
  • Das Fest (DE)
  • Envision Festival (CR)
  • Hout Festival (NL)
  • Les 3 Elephants (FR)
  • Metal Days (SI)
  • Mystic Garden (NL)
  • Own Spirit Festival (ES)
  • Sonidos Liquidos (ES)
  • SWR3 New Pop Festival (DE)
  • Sziget Festival (HU)
  • Walthamstow Garden Party (UK)

Improvers

  • Buenas Noches Producciones (AR)
  • Elrow Town Amsterdam (NL)
  • Lambeth Country Show (UK)
  • Lost Village Festival (UK)
  • Manchester Pride Live (UK)
  • Straf_Werk (NL)
  • Terraforma Festival (IT)
  • Utrechtse Introductie Tijd (UIT) (NL)
  • Wonderfruit Festival (TH)