Green Festival Stories: Strategy

The impact of festivals

Any organization seeking to reduce its environmental impacts over the long term needs a strategy in place to achieve the changes that will make a difference. Dive into a number of leading festivals in the matter of sustainability to see how different sustainability strategies can be – and what they have in common. After all, there are numerous approaches, such as:

  • Pioneering eco-friendly production techniques by including the entire team
  • Engaging with a diverse audience and promoting alternative lifestyles
  • Building sustainable structures from scratch by involving all stakeholders
  • Focussing on reforestation, architecture, and management
  • Pushing local suppliers toward more sustainable procurement

How? You will find inspiration and guidance in these case studies selected by Future Festival Tools.

Five case studies: strategy

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Curious about more Green Festival Stories?

Future Festival Tools compiled a digital publication that identifies, categorises and shares outstanding and transferrable great practices carried out by festivals and outdoor events from all across Europe to reduce environmental impacts and operate a more sustainable business model. The coming weeks, we will share the inspiring stories within the six focus areas travel and transport, energy, materials & waste, food & drink, water, and strategy.

About Future Festival Tools

Future Festival Tools empowers event professionals in live events across the Europe to be future-ready. For this purpose, they have created:

  • Self-Assessment Tool. An online tool that raises awareness by enabling users to rate current performance in six key practical areas, linked to the policy themes of the EU Green Deal
  • Best Practice Compendium (Inspirational Green Festival Stories) A set of examples of sustainable festivals in practice alongside interpretation and analysis which introduces professionals, stakeholders and VET trainers to the scope and scale of sustainable practices, and persuade them to go further.
  • Online Course. A comprehensive, user-friendly e-learning course which provides a robust knowledge base in sustainable business practice and climate action, and develops users’ skills to act sustainably and lead change in six key areas: energy, waste, food, water, travel, and governance.
  • Trainers’ Handbook. Contains a curriculum of the course structure and learning objectives covered in the online course and additional guidance on adapting the Self-Assessment Tool, Best Practice Compendium and Online course for classroom use with students of events management, hospitality and related disciplines.

Driving environmental & social change in the event industry