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Green Leader

A monthly bite-size Q&A on the Vision:2025 website & newsletter to over 3000 outdoor event industry professionals, that spotlights people in the events industry who have made a significant contribution to sustainability.

Our aim is to profile inspiring people and practices, keep the conversation about sustainability alive in the outdoor events industry in an engaging way, share human stories and ideas, and continue to build a community around climate action.

Meet our Industry Green Leaders below….

This July we spoke to Green Gathering’s (GG) Em Weirdigan for our Green Leader’s Q&A – with 25 years on the festival circuit, including

For our June Green Leaders Q&A we spoke to Pauline Bourdon, Sustainability & Social Cohesion Coordinator at Team Love, Bristol. Pauline lectures in Events Sustainability

This May we welcome Mitchell van Dooijeweerd to our Green Leaders Q&A. Mitchell is Sustainability Coordinator at the globally renowned DGTL Festival, and their

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…

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.

This month we meet Lara Deffense, as she shares her thoughts in our Event Industry Leader Q&A. Lara is an inspirational young producer for

Marie Sabot is an Associate Director of We Love Art, and has been making electronic and alternative music scenes buzz for the past 20 years as Director of We Love Green festival in Paris. This November we were delighted to invite Marie to share her answers to our 20 Event Industry Leaders questions.

This month Andy Fryers answers our 20 Industry Leaders Questions. Andy joined Hay Festival as Sustainability Director in 2007, having worked in a voluntary capacity for the Festival since 1995, and has helped them become genuinely pioneering in their sustainability practices.

Abena Poku-Awuah is a sustainable events producer and consultant and the founder of Legacy, a sustainable events agency and consultancy, which was set up in 2016 – here she takes our monthly Industry Leaders Q&A for September 2020

Kaye Dunnings is co-founder and Creative Director of Glastonbury’s world renowned Shangri-La, an artist, event producer and pioneer of art with purpose, re-using materials in art and set design and giving a platform for climate crisis and truth messaging.

Doug Francisco is Director of Narrative for Boomtown Fair, and devised the RED REBEL BRIGADE, a now global performance activist troupe affiliated with XR and other environmental movements.