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Circular Festivals

The 42 participating festival from 14 countries have committed to working together towards true circularity through 2025, developing a model for circular festivals. By redesigning processes and supply chains, we can develop circular solutions in multiple areas, including food & drink, water, energy, transport, mobility, material use, and plastic use.

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ADE Green 2019

What role do festivals play in the transition to a Circular Economy according to the national government? In any case, they are not unimportant – anyone who has read the already published National Program for the Circular Economy 2023-2030 knows

Read all about circularity at Body & Soul in Ireland: sustainability and wellbeing has always been at the very heart of the festival’s foundations; and this year was no different, when the festival finally returned.

This year important steps were made in reaching the global climate goals of zero emission and limiting global warming to a maximum of 1.5’C. Last November during COP26 the Glasgow Climate Pact was agreed upon by almost 200 countries and

‘Creating a fully circular festival by 2025? A very ambitious goal - but achievable if we work together!’ says Rob van Wegen, Sustainability Supervisor with Dutch Eurosonic Noorderslag festival (ESNS).

We're thrilled to finally announce a very special event that will be taking place at ADE Green! The initiative 'Circular Festivals' will be launched by a raft of participating festivals and by the Dutch Environment Minister Stientje van Veldhoven.

Today, the Dutch Minister of Environment Stientje van Veldhoven launched the Green Deal ‘Circular Festivals’ during ADE Green. The Green Deal is an initiative of the Dutch Ministry of Infrastructure and Water Management and Green Events International. The participating festivals

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