YOUROPE has revealed the 27 festivals that have been honoured with the Green 'n' Clean Award - a marker of the most environmentally conscious events.
The following festivals picked up the award:
Das Fest, Germany
Festival Internacional de Benicassim, Spain
Heineken Open'er Festival, Poland
Hultsfred Festival, Sweden
Les Rencontres Trans Musicales de Rennes, France
Lowlands, The Netherlands
Montreux Jazz Festival, Switzerland
OpenAir St.Gallen, Switzerland
Oya Festivalen, Norway
Paléo Festival, Nyon
Pinkpop, The Nederlands
Rip Curl Festival, France
Rock Werchter, Belgium
Roskilde Festival, Denmark
Slottsfiel Festivalen, Norway
S.O.S 4.8, Spain
T in the Park, Scotland
Taubertal Festival, Germany
Weekend Au Bord de L'Eau, Switzerland
In September 2009, YOUROPE co-promoted the second seminar for 'Sustainable Management' at Bucks New University in cooperation with agreenerfestival.com, Julie's Bicycle and Theresa Moore from Bucks New University.
A wide range of speakers from the events industry, discussed issues such as transport and travel, CO2 measurement, waste management solutions, legislation, environmental policy and standards and long term planning. The next seminar will be held in February 2011.
"The seminars have now become an ideas and information hub for the festival and event industry. By bringing together event organisers and environmental managers from across Europe and further afield current practice can be shared and new ideas and strategies developed." says Teresa Moore, Bucks New University.