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Cordi Ashwell, director of Decordia, shares her 20 years of experience of designing, building and installing festival and venue architecture for events such as Parklife, Rewind, Tramlines, Truck, Y Not!, Snowbombing, Neighbourhood Weekender, Boardmasters and Bluedot – many of which have sustainability as a key priority.

Net Zero Emissions and the Outdoor Events Industry – Webinar recording: Chiara Badiali (Julie’s Bicycle) speaks to Christopher Jones (Tyndall Centre for Climate Change Research) about the Tyndall Centre’s work and their collaboration with Massive Attack, and Chris Johnson looks at Shambala Festival’s strategy over the last decade.

This March 2021 we invited Victoria Chapman is Head of Sustainability (UK & Ireland) at Live Nation to take our Green Leaders Q&A. She works with Festival Republic and others in the Live Nation family to implement Green Nation, Live Nation’s sustainability charter. Read her answers…

John Marshall-Potter, Co-founder of FolkEast, shares the journey to achieve as low a carbon footprint as possible over many areas of the event, with a focus on using the advantage of being a truly local festival as a key to cutting emissions.

In this guest blog Pauline Bourdon, Sustainability and Social Cohesion Coordinator at Team Love, shares her experience of working on Breaking Bread, a pop-up, socially distanced, drinking & dining experience in Bristol – and of researching and producing a report detailing the Social, Economic and Environmental Impacts of the event.

Vision: 2025 team member Charlie Kingsley, has worked with us to begin building the Green Supplier Directory. Here he shares his views on why greening the supply chain is such a vital step in helping the Live Events Industry hit their environmental targets.

In this guest blog Em Weirdigan, Director of Green Gathering, shares their journey to deciding to run the 2021 edition and navigating the restrictions imposed by the global pandemic.

Welcoming Sarah Bird to our Green Leaders Q&A this February ‘21, Sarah is Co-Director of Wild Rumpus. From their woodland HQ they produce a range of events and festivals that inspire audiences to connect to nature. Read her answers.

We are very happy to kick off our Event Industry Leaders Q&A for 2021 by speaking with Chris Rutherford, co-founder of Boomtown Festival.

A study by Plastic Promise, Netherlands, finds that reusable hard cups that are washed efficiently are less harmful to the environment than any recyclable soft cup, but only if hard cup losses stay below 25%. Read the full report…

Vision:202 team member, Natasha Martirosian, shares the gold from her MSc in Environmental Policy and Management on creating a policy framework for the future sustainability of UK festivals.

The Vision: 2025 team are delighted to be hosting a session at the Association of Festival Organisers’ (AFO) 34th conference on Saturday 20th Feb, on the how and why of measuring the environmental impacts of events.