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AGF accolades recognise festivals’ green credentials

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March 30, 2020

A GREENER Festival (AGF) presented awards to events from seven countries across three continents at its second International AGF Awards.

The ceremony took place at the Royal Garden Hotel in London, as part of the Green Events & Innovations Conference and on the opening night of the International Live Music Conference.

Among the 10 festivals that won awards were ØYA (cap. 20,000) in Norway for International Greener Festival Award and AGF Circular Festival Award (for reduced waste and resourcefulness), as well as the UK’s Cambridge Folk Festival (14,000) with AGF Greener Transport Award.

Hungary’s Sziget Festival (80,000) won the AGF Greener Innovations Award for its composting system.

To be considered for an award, festivals underwent a detailed assessment, a site visit, and analysis as part of the evidence-based Greener Festival Award scheme. Winners are those who scored highest across 10 categories over the last 12 months. The International Greener Festival Award is the highest overall scoring festival, across all that were assessed globally.

AGF launched in 2007 as a not-for-profit company that encourages events and venues to adopt environmentally efficient practices.

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