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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….

Zak Avery is an event producer, community builder, menswork facilitator and nature-based practitioner. His work has largely focused on sustainable fashion and community oriented

As a former festival producer, Rob has a very practical approach to sustainability at events. He is Sustainability Coordinator for Eurosonic Noorderslag (ESNS), a

Jo Blick is a Waste Reduction Specialist founded the first UK event recycling company in 1989, she is a freelancer with event waste management company

Nathan Jackson, Head of Production for Walk the Plank takes our Industry Green Leader Q&A this month. Walk the Plank is one of the

Helen Harland has worked as an Event Manager at Manchester City Council for 10 years. Involved in event delivery, commissioning and supporting others to

Ben Robinson has founded and directed multiple festivals over the last 20 years. Having launched Kendal Calling in 2006 and overseen 15 sell out

Ben Street has a unique breadth of perspective when it comes to the live events and music industry – as well as founding and

Megan Best has spent the last decade at the helm of the Body&Soul Festival, the sustainability forerunner in Ireland’s festival scene. In 2017, she

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…