FINAL GREENER FESTIVAL AWARDS 2012 ANNOUNCED

_MG_8629 FlagsThe final winners of the 2012 Greener Festival Award have been announced with thirteen more UK, European and North American winners picking up the Award along with the first ever winner from Brazil. They join the previously announced winners list which included seven festivals in Australia and other sustainable events in Europe, the UK and the USA, a total of forty one winners in all. The new winning festivals, some of the greenest in the world, are:

 
Lightening in a Bottle (USA) – Outstanding
Latitude (UK) – Highly Commended
Rock The Green (USA) – Highly Commended
Symbiosis Gathering: Pyramid Eclipse (USA) – Highly Commended
Calgary Folk Music Festival (Canada) Commended
Leeds Festival (UK) – Commended
Reading Festival (UK) – Commended
Hadra Trance (France) – Commended
Sled Island (Canada) – Commended
Barclaycard Wireless (UK) – Improving
Hard Rock Calling (UK) – Improving
Milton Keynes Festival Fringe (UK) – Improving
T in The Park (UK) – Improving
 
A Greener Festival have also announced four new GREEN INSPIRATION AWARDS for projects that promote sustainability and captured the imagination of AGF’s team of volunteer environmental assessors. The four worthy winners are:
 
Boom Festival for their STAR waste water recycling scheme (Portugal)
Shambala Festival for their ‘Surplus Supper Club‘ food recycling scheme (UK)
Food and farming alliance Sustain for their ‘Good Food For Festivals Guide’ (UK)
Open Air Festival for their on-site biodigesters (Czech Republic)
 
The final list of winners of the Greener Festival Award 2012 comprises :
 
Boom (Portugal) – Outstanding
Croissant Neuf Summer Party (UK) – Outstanding
Ilosaarirock (Finland) – Outstanding
Lightening in a Bottle (USA) – Outstanding
Oya Festival (Norway) – Outstanding
Shambala (UK) – Outstanding
Sunrise Celebration (UK) – Outstanding
We Love Green (France) – Outstanding
 
Bonnaroo (USA) – Highly Commended
Cambridge Folk Festival (UK) – Highly Commended
Día de la Música (Spain) – Highly Commended
Island Vibe Festival (Australia) – Highly Commended
Latitude (UK) – Highly Commended
Malmöfestivalen (Sweden) – Highly Commended
Primavera Sound (Spain) – Highly Commended
Rock The Green (USA) – Highly Commended
SOS 4:8 (Spain) – Highly Commended
Splendour In The Grass (Australia) – Highly Commended
Symbiosis Gathering: Pyramid Eclipse (USA) – Highly Commended,
The Falls Music & Arts Festival (Australia) – Highly Commended
Welcome To The Future (Netherlands) – Highly Commended
 
Bluesfest (Australia) – Commended
Calgary Folk Music Festival (Canada) – Commended
Deici Giorni Suonati (Italy) – Commended
Hadra (France) – Commended
Open Air Festival (Czech Republic) – Commended
Leeds Festival (UK) – Commended
Manchester Christmas Markets (UK) – Commended
Planet Madrid (Spain) – Commended
Reading Festival (UK) – Commended
Sled Island (Canada) – Commended
Universo Parallelo (Brazil) – Commended
WOMADelaide (Australia) – Commended
Woodford Folk Festival (Australia) – Commended
 
Barclaycard Wireless (UK) – Improving
Fairbridge Folk Festival (Australia) – Improving
Hard Rock Calling (UK) – Improving
Larmer Tree Festival (UK) – Improving
Milton Keynes Festival Fringe (UK) – Improving
Radio 1 Hackney Weekend (UK) – Improving
T in The Park (UK) – Improving
 
 
The Greener Festival Awards are supported by Robertson Taylor, insurance brokers. Robertson Taylor are specialists in the music industry and offer a discount  insurance scheme for green events which AGF endorse.
 
The overall winner of Australia’s Greener Festival Award 2012 was announced at the ‘Are festivals getting greener, or meaner?’ forum at the Eclipse 2012 Festival on Tuesday 13th November 2012 – and the winner was confirmed as The Falls Festival.
 
 The overall winner of the UK’s Greener Festival Award will be made at the UK Festival Awards on Monday December 3rd at the London Roundhouse.  The GO Europe ‘Green Operations’ Award will be handed over to the greenest European festival at the European Festival  Awards at Eurosonic in Groningen, Netherlands,  on Wednesday the 9th January 2013.
 
More on the UK and European Festival Awards here  http://eu.festivalawards.com/tickets/ and here http://www.festivalawards.com/
 
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