UK: A Greener Festival, the not for profit organisation committed to helping festivals and events to minimise their environmental impact around the world, has won the Green Apple Environment Award in the international campaign to find the greenest companies, councils and communities.
AGF competed against more than 500 other nominations in the Green Apple Awards for Environmental Best Practice, which was presented at the Houses of Parliament, London.
Over the last decade AFG has assessed and accredited more than 400 festivals worldwide including Glastonbury Festival (UK), Roskilde Festival (DK), Bonnaroo (US) and Falls Festival (AU). It has delivered sustainable event training for professionals all over Europe, and on March 6 2018 in London will deliver the 10th Green Events and Innovations Conference in partnership with the International Live Music Conference. In addition, last year AGF launched the Greener Event Award to assess, advise and accredit events of all kinds.
A Greener Festival co-founder, Claire O’Neill, said: “We are over the moon to receive this prestigious award and are humbled that The Green Organisation chose AGF as a winner. Huge thanks go to all our assessors, supporters, and the events we have worked with. It is also warming to see that a donation has been made to the Green Earth Appeal on our behalf.”
The Green Apple Awards began in 1994 and have become established as the country’s major recognition for environmental endeavour among companies, councils, communities and countries.
The awards are organised by The Green Organisation, an international, independent, non-political, non-profit environment group dedicated to recognising, rewarding and promoting environmental best practice around the world.
The Green Apple Awards are supported by the Environment Agency, the Chartered Institute of Environmental Health, the Chartered Institution for Wastes Management and other independent bodies.