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In 2021, Boardmasters used an onsite waste sorting and recycling plant to increase recycling rates by minimising contamination and maximising efficiency. The plant also

Darcey Jackson is Event Coordinator at AEG Presents – working on All Points East (APE), In the Neighbourhood and British Summer Time Hyde Park

Hadi Ahmadzadeh is founder of ecodisco, a sustainable nightlife consultancy tackling single use plastics and GHG emissions in the UK events industry. With expertise

Eilidh McLaughlin is co-founder of Clean Scene, a climate action collective exploring alternative futures for the dance music community, and is founder of Creative-Sustainability

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.

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.

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.

Vision: 2025 caught up with Johnny Palmer, owner of Pytch (formally known as SXS) to find out about his part in providing 100% renewable power for Bristol Youth Strike for Climate at the now legendary Greta Thunburg Rally in February 2020

In this month’s guest blog Mark Denbigh, Head of Production & Programme at Norfolk & Norwich Festival (NFF), shares his journey to establishing sustainability at the heart of an event and organisation.