43 festivals have signed the international Green Deal Circular Festivals (GDCF) and have spent two years collaborating on defining circularity, including ultimate goals and targets achievable on the shorter term. This article – link below – by ADE Green dives deep into the release of the Green Deal Circular Festival model, which gives all festival organisers a step-by-step approach to future-proofing their event.
The overall ambition is to become circular and climate-neutral provides but what does it practically mean for the production of festivals? Five common themes have been specified which account for festivals’ potentially biggest impact: Energy, Materials, Travel & Transport, Water & Sanitation, and Food & Drinks. For each of these, the Circular Festivals model provides common definitions, feasible targets, and a step-by-step approach to help festival organisers navigate their own path towards sustainability.