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The Vision: 2025 is always being populated with the latest research in how to address events’ environmental impacts. We want to keep the focus broad and current but we realise that event sustainability professionals often have limited time and need to get the info fast to make the right decisions – so we’ve created a list of our top resources in each category. If you need anything extra please contact info@vision2025.org.uk:

Categories: Energy | Waste & Materials | Travel & Transport | Governance | Food & Drink | Measuring Impacts | Net Zero | Water

Energy: Reducing Fossil Fuel Use

The Smart Energy Guide, Powerful Thinking

Find a Power Supplier to help meet you sustainability goals. Available in four languages.

http://www.powerful-thinking.org.uk/resources/powerful-thinking-guide-2017/

The Show Must Go On Report Edition 2

Second edition of the report: Outlines the environmental impacts of the festival industry and aims to provide a robust basis for an industry-wide action to reduce carbon emissions by 50% by 2025.

https://www.vision2025.org.uk/report-download

Vision: 2025 at The AFO Conference: Counting What Matters and Making it Count – webinar

This is a recording of the Vision: 2025 session at the Association of Festival Organisers’ (AFO) 34th conference on Saturday 20th Feb, on the

Future Festival Tools – Green Competency for Event Professionals

A set of tools designed to empower event professionals across Europe to be future-ready, with green competency, tools and personal certification. Future Festival Tools

Waste and Materials

Sustainable Materials & Waste Management Toolkit for Festivals

This Toolkit provides practical step-by-step guidance and resources for those responsible for waste management at greenfield festivals. The Towards Zero Waste Festivals Project  This

Towards Zero Waste Festivals report: Overcoming current challenges in sustainable waste management at UK greenfield events (March 2023).

The annual Outdoor Event Industry Green Survey, published by Vision:2025 since 2015, has consistently shown that, though festival organisers are motivated to prioritise waste

Festival Industry Materials and Waste Briefing by Vision: 2025 (April 23)

This briefing has been prepared as part of the Towards Zero Waste Festivals project to help event organisers fully understand the current legislative landscape

The Sustainable Materials and Waste Toolkit – Webinar

Following the launch of the Sustainable Materials & Waste Management Toolkit for Festivals at the Association of Independent Festivals, 1st Feb, 2024. This webinar

#WeMakeTheFuture Webinar #2 recording is live – Circular economy and the outdoor events industry

In the recording of the second webinar in the Vision: 2025 #WeMakeTheFuture series Chiara Badiali from Julie’s Bicycle is in conversation with Patricia Yagüe from Live Nation Europe and Paul Schurink from Green Events Netherland.

Future Festival Tools – Green Competency for Event Professionals

A set of tools designed to empower event professionals across Europe to be future-ready, with green competency, tools and personal certification. Future Festival Tools

The Show Must Go On Report Edition 2

Second edition of the report: Outlines the environmental impacts of the festival industry and aims to provide a robust basis for an industry-wide action to reduce carbon emissions by 50% by 2025.

https://www.vision2025.org.uk/report-download

Travel & Transport

ecolibrium: Guide to Sustainable Travel for Festivals and Events

This 3rd edition of the guide aims to provide a better understanding of travel and its impacts, and inspiration for changes that can be made to reduce these impacts and make travel work better for everyone.

https://ecolibrium.earth/the-ecolibrium-sustainable-travel-guide-for-festivals-and-events/

Sustainable Travel Guide for Artists and the Music Industry

The Sustainable Travel Guide for Artists and the Music Industry provides up-to-date information, best practice tips and inspiration to empower the live music industry

ecolibrium’s Climate Responsible Travel for Live Events Lunch & Learn webinar

Watch the recording of ecolibrium’s latest Climate Responsible Travel for Live Events Lunch & Learn webinar, which ran in partnership with Association of Independent Festivals

Vision: 2025 at The AFO Conference: Counting What Matters and Making it Count – webinar

This is a recording of the Vision: 2025 session at the Association of Festival Organisers’ (AFO) 34th conference on Saturday 20th Feb, on the

ecolibrium

ecolibrium is a live events industry response to the climate crisis – a community of events, festivals, suppliers, artists and music companies taking action

ecolibrium Travel Carbon Calculator and Travel Log App

Record travel miles and emissions, and make a choice to balance when it suits you. Download it by searching ‘ecolibrium’ in the App store

Future Festival Tools – Green Competency for Event Professionals

A set of tools designed to empower event professionals across Europe to be future-ready, with green competency, tools and personal certification. Future Festival Tools

The Show Must Go On Report Edition 2

Second edition of the report: Outlines the environmental impacts of the festival industry and aims to provide a robust basis for an industry-wide action to reduce carbon emissions by 50% by 2025.

https://www.vision2025.org.uk/report-download

Food and Drink

The Show Must Go On

Download the updated Show Must Go On Report below and engage with the Vision: 2025 community, learning what you can do and share your

Sustainable Materials and Waste Management Toolkit

10 Steps for Improved Waste Management at UK Outdoor Events The 10 Steps Enter your details to download the full toolkit, or use the online version

Good Food for Festivals Guide

Guide for event organisers for improving the health and well-being of visitors, the livelihoods of farmers and producers, the welfare of farm animals, conservation of precious wildlife and fish stocks, and the long-term sustainability of our food system.

https://www.sustainweb.org/publications/good_food_for_festivals_guide/

Carbon labelling as sustainability legacy at Birmingham’s Commonwealth Games 2022

The Commonwealth Games Sustainability Team worked with the West Midlands Combined Authority to trial the use of carbon footprint labelling on meals as part

Reuse systems unpacked – challenges and opportunities for food and drink packaging

How can we create a society where reusable packaging systems are the go-to? 73% of people in the UK think more needs to be done

Sustainable events guide: for Major Outdoor Events

This guide focuses on sustainability at major outdoor events. It was created by Julie’s Bicycle and Manchester City Council as part of their ongoing C-Change

Cup solutions for events: reusable vs single use

Reusable Cups Factsheet (2018), Hope Solutions and ZAP concepts

Comparative guide for disposable vs. reusable cups.

Disposables discontinued – guide to reusable cups by ecodisco

‘Single-use cups are cancelled. Introducing a new normal for UK nightlife.’ This report by ecodisco serves to highlight the overwhelming environmental and financial benefits of establishing

Reusable Cups at Events: Why it matters and how to do it

A guide to reusable cups for everyone involved in organising events. This guide has been produced by Manchester City Council as part of C-Change.

The RAW Foundation Guide to Reuseable Cups

Guide to reusable bar cups at events to encourage event and festival organisers to reduce plastic at their events.

http://rawfoundation.org/making-waves/2018/07/24/guide-to-reusable-bar-cups-for-events-launched/

SOLUTIONS ON TAP: A GUIDE TO INTRODUCING A REUSABLE CUP SCHEME AT EVENTS by City to Sea

Solutions on tap is a guide to reducing waste & introducing reusable cup schemes at events is a new resource, produced by City to

Event Cup Solutions | ONE Planet ONE Chance* Reusable Cup System

Event Cup Solutions is the UK’s first provider of a completely carbon-neutral, fully managed reusable cup system for festivals, events, music venues and the

Re-uz UK

Re-uz UK specialises in a comprehensive range of reusable products and services designed to promote the sustainability of large-scale events and venues. Their diverse

Net Zero for Events

Net Zero Briefing for Outdoor Event Organisers

Vision: 2025 Net Zero Briefing for Event Organisers

In November 2018, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) released a landmark report stating that we have until 2030 to avoid climate catastrophe.

Putting a Price on Carbon – Julie’s Bicycle

Produced by Julie’s Bicycle, the report explains how to put a price on the carbon we emit. It explores net zero emissions commitments and

Vision: 2025 Net Zero Webinar #WeMakeTomorrow Series

With more and more businesses, local authorities, and countries making commitments to reach net zero emissions, we take a closer look at why ‘net

Strategy and Governance

Join

The Pledge The Vision: 2025 Pledge for Outdoor Live Events Our mission is to inspire a significant reduction in the climate impacts of outdoor live events

Code of Practice

Page Menu: About the Green Code of Practice | Download the Code | A Brief History | Next Steps | Acknowledgements | Get Involved

The Show Must Go On Report Edition 2

Second edition of the report: Outlines the environmental impacts of the festival industry and aims to provide a robust basis for an industry-wide action to reduce carbon emissions by 50% by 2025.

https://www.vision2025.org.uk/report-download

Future Festival Tools – Green Competency for Event Professionals

A set of tools designed to empower event professionals across Europe to be future-ready, with green competency, tools and personal certification. Future Festival Tools

Measuring Impacts

Blog: Measuring event impacts made simple (and free)

Could measuring the carbon footprint of your festival be as simple as a few conversations, collecting some information, and putting it into a free

Vision: 2025 at The AFO Conference: Counting What Matters and Making it Count – webinar

This is a recording of the Vision: 2025 session at the Association of Festival Organisers’ (AFO) 34th conference on Saturday 20th Feb, on the

Future Festival Tools – Green Competency for Event Professionals

A set of tools designed to empower event professionals across Europe to be future-ready, with green competency, tools and personal certification. Future Festival Tools

The Sustainable Materials and Waste Toolkit – Webinar

Following the launch of the Sustainable Materials & Waste Management Toolkit for Festivals at the Association of Independent Festivals, 1st Feb, 2024. This webinar