The platform for increasingly the sustainability of events
Green Events is the platform for increasing the sustainability of events. Together with various partners, we are working on a more sustainable world. The Green Events team consists of experienced specialists and operates through the sharing of knowledge. From our experience in the events sector we know that sustainability does not have to be complicated or expensive. We easily switch gears between advice and execution. Through advisory meetings, guidance programmes, workshops and inspiring activities, Green Events connects the right people and creates a bridge between organisers and governments. With our many (international) knowledge partners, we believe that we can make a change.
Meet the team

Advice

No festival or event is the same. The creation and implementation of a sustainability policy is therefore tailor-made. For this reason, we first enter into discussions with the client to identify what their wishes and possibilities are. We work together with the team, consisting of professionals and experts from the sector, to offer appropriate advice.


Coaching for sustainability programmes

By means of a coaching programme, we help organisers, whether on behalf of municipalities or otherwise, to take (the first) steps towards a sustainable event. Together with the organiser, a sustainability plan is worked out. This starts with the formulation of a sustainability vision.

This vision is translated into a manifest/policy that is communicated in an appropriate manner to the various stakeholders. Subsequently, and possibly on the basis of the CO2 footprint (baseline measurement), sustainability targets are determined and corresponding actions are devised.

The English organization ‘A Greener Festival’ awards its Greener Festival/Event Awards annually to environmentally conscious festivals that are actively and demonstrably sustainable. This award is a certification that has already been awarded to around 400 festivals worldwide. We use this tool to certify events. This is therefore an additional option when participating in a coaching programme.


Workshops

We organise custom workshops, with programmes specifically designed for a particular group, consistent with the needs of the participants. We do this, for example, on behalf of municipalities or other (government) institutions and the collectives of unified events. Because knowledge about sustainable organisation is indispensable for the Event Managers of the future, we develop curricula for Event Management courses at both MBO and HBO level.

 

In a workshop you will be working together to make your event more sustainable. The workshop consists of one or more meetings in which you are not only inspired but also informed about the most important developments and possibilities. With high-profile examples taken from practice, the most important themes are illustrated and you can get answers to your questions from experts in the field.

The combination of substantive expertise in this area and the extensive practical experience in the events sector resulted in very valuable meetings for our students, which were particularly well appreciated. – Peter van der Aalst (NHTV Academy for Leisure)

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Green Deal ‘Waste-free Festivals’

Since October 2015, Green Events has been working on the Green Deal “Waste-free festivals”, together with a number of leaders from the events sector: Amsterdam Open Air, DGTL, Extrema Outdoor, Into The Great Wide Open, Mysteryland, Solar Weekend, Four Days Festivities, Welcome to the Future, Welcome to the Village, Zwarte Cross, NederlandSchoon and the Ministry of Infrastructure & Environment. You can find more information about the Green Deal and the initiatives that are being taken here.

In a workshop you will work together to make your event more sustainable. The workshop consists of one or more meetings in which you are not only inspired but also informed about the most important developments and possibilities. With high-profile examples taken from practice, the most important themes are illustrated and you can pose your questions to experts in the field.


Clients

We work for – and above all together with – various organisers and government institutions. Below you will find a selection from the list of (current) clients.