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Festivals go green for awards

World News
February 5, 2019

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International not-for-profit organisation A Greener Festival (AGF) has confirmed the 35 recipients of its Greener Festival Awards for 2018.

The awards are handed out to events from across 14 countries that demonstrate “conscientiousness with regards to sustainability and a reduction in environmental impacts in 11 areas, including transport, waste, power, water, and local area impacts”.

“The festivals and events that we have had the honour to assess and award are helping to shape this transition, which has positive repercussions not only within the events’ operations but also through the message and example they put out into the world,” says AGF co-founder Claire O’Neill.

Winners of the Outstanding award included Portugal’s bi-annual Boom Festival (cap. 33,333), Cambridge Folk Festival (14,000) in the UK, DGTL Festival (5,000) in the Netherlands and Norway’s Oya Festival (15,000).

Meanwhile, Denmark’s Roskilde (85,000) was highly commended for its efforts.

The awards ceremony was held at Eurosonic Noorderslag in the Netherlands on 18 January.

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