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A Greener Festival Awards to take year off to restructure

By | Published on Friday 13 March 2015

A Greener Festival

A Greener Festival has confirmed that it will not be running its awards programme this year so to “take a year out to restructure” the initiative.

As previously reported, the AGF Awards are a kite-mark type scheme, whereby festivals are assessed according to their green credentials. Events that fulfil various environmental criteria are given awards at different levels, depending on their achievements.

Confirming that the awards would now be taking a year off, AGF co-founder Claire O’Neill said yesterday: “After eight consecutive years of delivering the Greener Festival Awards globally, we have really noticed how event sustainability has matured and moved into the mainstream. The fact that audiences want environmentally conscious events – and that sustainable practices are often money saving – means that the sustainable events industry has really grown up”.

She went on: “AGF are using 2015 to reconfigure the awards format and assessment processes to reflect this maturity. 2015 seemed a apt time to take a breather as Yourope – the 80 event strong European festivals association – have re-launched their Green N Clean Award for their member events, and the industry now has a number of other certification routes for sustainable events”.

Other AFG activities, such as the Festival Wood and the Green Events & Innovations Conference, will continue, plus the organisation’s new look website is set to become “a comprehensive knowledge hub for green events and individuals”.



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