Powerful Thinking's Festival Industry Green Survey 2016

Powerful Thinking, the festival industry think tank, with support from Julie's Bicycle, the AIF, and the AFO, have launched the second annual festival industry survey focused on sustainable practices at UK festivals.

A year on from the release of seminal environmental report, The Show Must Go On, and the launch of Festival Vision: 2025, Powerful Thinking want to capture green movements in the industry.

By taking a few minutes to complete the survey, festival organisers help Powerful Thinking to track industry progress and shape support for all festivals to move towards sustainable practices. Participants will be entered into a raffle to win one of five 'Smart Power Scans' from ZAP Concepts Consultancy — a completely free audit of their festival’s energy to identify where to save fuel and money. Plus, the chance to win a free delegate place at the Green Events and Innovations Conference at the ILMC in March 2017.

Powerful Thinking is a not-for-profit industry think tank working towards an energy efficient, low carbon and cost effective future for festivals. It is a coalition of industry stakeholders, working together to drive positive change for businesses, audiences and the environment. Powerful Thinking was co-founded by Julie's Bicycle and its steering group members include: Julie's Bicycle, A Greener Festival, The Association of Independent Festivals, Firefly Clean Energy, Festival Republic, Shambala Festival, Bestival, Kambe Sustainable Events, The Association of Festival Organisers, The Production Services Association and The National Outdoor Events Association. 

The Show Must Go On report, published in November 2015, outlines the environmental impacts of the festival industry based on Julie's Bicycle benchmarks and the first festival industry survey, and aims to provide a robust basis for industry-wide action through the Festival Vision: 2025 Pledge which brings together festivals that wish to create a sustainable future. Over 50 festivals have now committed to Festival Vision: 2025.

Photo © Louise Roberts, courtesy of Shambala Festival

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