The AIF (Association of Independent Festivals) and AFO (Association of Festival Organisers) have launched an industry-wide survey as part of an initiative to develop a green manifesto for their members. Working with Kambe Events, the company behind award-winning green festival Shambala, this will be the largest ever industry survey on this topic, exploring what festivals are already doing, what matters to them, and what support they need to take action to green their events.
The survey will reach out to over 300 UK festivals, and results will be presented back later in 2015.
EVENT ORGANISERS – PLEASE TAKE PART IN THE 2 MINUTE FESTIVAL SURVEY HERE
Chris Johnson of Kambe Events, who is leading on the initiative says; “Our vision is to bring the festivals together to share knowledge and inspiration and to regain our industry’s historically pioneering approach to sustainability. Now is the time – being green is becoming the norm endeavour, improving audience experiences, brands and reducing costs”
Information from the survey will also help to inform a vision for the industry in the context of the United Nations International Climate Change talks (COP15) in Paris this November, with UK festival industry think-do tank Powerful Thinking publishing a state of the industry report based on findings.
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