As the global events industry seeks to become sustainable, with government bodies such as DCMS in the UK calling for environmental standards for festivals, what better place to turn for training than the founders of the world’s first green standards and certification for festivals and events.
AGF (A Greener Future) & Falmouth University have opened enrollment to their industry leading sustainable event course, starting 5th June for two weeks online. The training is designed to equip students with all the skills and knowledge of the environmental operations and sustainability at events and enables those who pass to undertake and carry out environmental assessments for a wide range of different events and venues worldwide on behalf of AGF.
Events, festivals and venues look to AGF to provide trained Assessors that are able to assess their activities and offer recommendations on how they can make their events greener.
Successful completion of the two week intensive online course is valid for a period of three years, after which students will need to renew their training.
Students will learn and understand the key operational issues of events which create an environmental and social impact as well as issues to do with communication and behaviour change legislation and self regulation. The training is designed to develop knowledge and skills needed to undertake environmental assessments.
The course which is Stage 1 of AGF’s assessor training provides the opportunity to move onto Stage 2 to focus on the practical application of the knowledge and skills to become a trained A Greener Future Assessor, able to undertake environmental assessment of events, festivals and venues worldwide on their behalf.
This course is designed to train auditors to complete assessments at events, festivals and venues on behalf of the AGF certifications, such as “A Greener Festival”, “Greener Arena” and “Greener Event” certifications.
The training is also relevant for those who want to work in event sustainability or improve understanding, including event organisers, local authorities, suppliers, academics and researchers as well as those who are passionate about developing their skills in event sustainability.
“The AGF training was great, very worthwhile on a number of levels. The trainers are dedicated, knowledgeable and enthusiastic; the information imparted is useful and interesting; and there were valuable opportunities to make contact with like-minded passionate people involved in festivals and sustainability. It’d be great if all festival organisers did this training!” Em Weirdigan, Green Gathering
The next online course will start on 5th June 2023.