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Green Events Conference 2

Green Events Conference 2

Posted by on Dec 11, 2013 in General

The second day of the Green Events Conference was filled with many more interesting topics.  We heard about how to avoid disposable plastics, the creative work done with upcycling methods and tackling the biggest environmental challenge at festivals: waste left behind in the camping areas. If you have missed the first past of our conference recap, be sure to read it on our blog, as well.

Can we avoid plastics?

Claire O’Neil from the A Greener Festival Initiative kicked off the day by introducing us to the enormous impact of plastic pollution on our planet by showing us the shockingly sad short film below.

We believe that festivals are a great place to rediscover a life without disposable plastics. Fact is, that majority of plastics  at festivals and otherwise get used only once. Often only a few minutes later they land in the trash or on the camping site. Think of all the plastic cups, bottles, cutlery and the one-way-everything you take to festivals or use in your everyday life. How can they be avoided?

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Green Events Conference 1

Green Events Conference 1

Posted by on Dec 8, 2013 in Green Design

Can festivals be green? What about major sports events and music productions? And do you need a bigger budget to be more sustainable?

A week ago we visited the Green Events Conference in Bonn to find out how festival promoters and event organisers are dealing with the challenge of sustainability. Read about the first day of the conference with topics such as some methodology to help reveal potentials for sustainable practices in business, greener arenas, degrowth and participation and last but not least an alternative sanitation solution to chemical toilets.

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The Trash Problem

Posted by on Aug 14, 2013 in Green Design, Videos

The amount of waste on festivals is increasing, so are the ticket prices. People leave their goods behind in favour of a comfortable way home. But for what price? Most visitors just pay the price for the trash deposit and feel liberate about their responsibility towards our environment.

We interviewed Gunter Koop. Infrastructure manager at the Reload Festival to state the problem related to garbage on festivals:

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