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A Greener Festival celebrates 35 environmentally sustainable events

By | Published on Monday 21 January 2019

A Greener Festival

A Greener Festival, the globally-focused organisation that encourages festivals and other large events to be more environmentally friendly and sustainable, has dished out another set of its Greener Festival Awards.

These particular prizes aren’t based on pundit or punter voting, but are instead awarded after a rigorous assessment process undertaken by AGF itself. That process identifies those events which have genuinely “demonstrated conscientiousness with regards to sustainability and a reduction in environmental impacts in eleven areas including transport, waste, power, water and local area impacts”.

There is a hierarchy of AGF awards, starting with ‘improvers’ and working up to ‘outstanding’. The latest set of awards were distributed at the Eurosonic conference in Groningen last week. Another batch will then be handed out at AGF’s own Green Events & Innovations Conference in March.

The 35 winners announced this time were as follows:

Outstanding: Boom Festival (Portugal), Cambridge Folk Festival (UK), DGTL Festival (Netherlands), Green Gathering (UK), Øya Festival (Norway), We Love Green (France), Wood Festival (UK).

Highly Commended: Body & Soul (Ireland), Dubcamp Festival (France), Greenbelt Festival (UK), Paradise City (Belgium), Rainbow Serpent (Australia), Roskilde Festival (Denmark).

Commended: Boomtown Fair (UK), Das Fest (Germany), Fire In The Mountain (UK), Hadra Trance Festival (France), Kew the Music (UK), Mandala Festival (Netherlands), Metal Days (Slovenia), Pete the Monkey (France), Pohoda Festival (Slovakia), Primavera Sound (Spain), Spring Utrecht (Netherlands), Wonderfeel (Netherlands).

Improvers: BST Hyde Park (UK), Couvre Feu (France), De Poupet (France), ILMC (UK), Les Escales (France), Manchester Pride (UK), Own Spirit Festival (Spain), Terraforma Festival (Italy), Utrechtse Introductie Tijd (UIT) (Netherlands), Uitfeest (Netherlands).



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