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Meadow in the Mountains aim to compost and recycle 100% of waste in 2022 In this case study the team at MITM share the

SANI solutions have developed water-saving sanitary vacuum products for the event sector, including vacuum toilets, showers and urinals. Water scarcity is a very real

Greenbelt Festival is on a mission to be truly free from single use plastic, but like many organisers struggled to find an environmentally sound

MTD is a water management and plumbing company who value sustainability as key to their client offering. Innovation is a key factor and they

Grist Environmental works with festivals and events to help them improve sustainability through the effective management of waste. In 2019 they worked with events

In 2018 FGH security set out to completely eliminate their team’s use of single-use plastic items and paper hot drink cups at events in

Every Can Counts (ECC) is a not-for-profit communications programme funded by the drink can industry.  Their mission is to inspire people to recycle their

Boomtown Fair’s Chapter 11 in 2019 saw a surge in the number of citizens taking responsibility for taking their tents & equipment home –

Ronald Britton’s Bioglitter™ is an eco-friendly glitter brand that has created the world’s first plastic free, TÜV certified biodegradable and verified microplastic-free glitter.  Bioglitter

Hay Festival was founded in 1987 and has taken place annually every year since. Hay has grown rapidly in recent years, with many offshoots across the

Bioglitter™ is the world’s only certified fresh water biodegradable glitter brand. Stephen Cotton, commercial director of Ronald Britton Ltd the inventors and manufacturers of

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The annual Industry Green Survey of outdoor festivals, conducted by the Vision: 2025 network of outdoor events and businesses taking climate action for the

In this guest blog Chris Mastricci, co-founder of F.W.R.D. (Festival Waste Reclamation and Distribution) and EcoWarriorz, talks through the realities of the challenges that

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

It’s widely accepted that we all need to stop using single-use plastics. Nordic Wristbands  has calculated that every year over 20 million virgin plastic

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

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

We are delighted to launch a new knowledge hub to help our growing network of over 500 outdoor events and businesses take climate action.

In February Vision: 2025 was invited to host a session at the AFO conference, the ‘Counting What Matters and Making it Count‘ session bought

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

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

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

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.

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.

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.

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…

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.

Julie’s Bicycle hosts the next webinar in the Vision: 2025 #WeMakeTheFuture Autumn series, 25 Nov, 2-3pm. The topic is Circular Economy and The Outdoor Events Industry with Patricia Yagüe, Live Nation Europe and Paul Schurink, Green Events Netherland.

In this guest blog Megan Best from sustainable event solutions company, Native Events, explores the theory of the adaptive resilience cycle and how it applies to the future of the festival industry.

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.

AnyBrand has launched a range of sustainable face coverings, which they hope can be part of the package that helps events get back to business. They are safely re-usable, made from recycled materials, recyclable at end of life and an effective barrier to COVID-19.

Christopher Pleydell, CEO of Hybrid Events, and the Strategy & Communications Director for the ‘Event Greening Program’, provides summary analysis based on updated figures for an assessment made in 2013 of the e-waste produced by the UK audio visual industry.

Chris Johnson, Sustainable Event Consultant, Chair of Vision: 2025 and Co-founder of Shambala Festival considers how the rapid rise of streaming events online in response to Covid-19 has brought the digital environmental footprint for the live events industry into sharper focus.

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.

Livvy Drake (Sustainable Sidekicks) is a Sustainability and Behaviour Change consultant who works with events and businesses supporting their sustainability journey with consultancy and

In this comment-piece RAW founder and plastics campaigner, Mel Watson, gives an update on the negative effect that the coronavirus pandemic is having on

This May 2020, we launch the Monthly Vision: 2025 Industry Leaders Q&A, a regular slot which celebrates inspirational people from across the industry. We