A Greener Festival award winner!
MetalDays and AGF Award!
We are so very proud that MetalDays have attained a Greener Festival Award 2017 for the second year in a row!
Festivals and events from 12 countries participated in the award in 2017. Applicants undergo a rigorous assessment, site visit and post event analysis of their events sustainability actions. Events are assessed on 11 main areas including transport, waste, power, water and local area impacts.
An Awards ceremony for winners was held at Eurosonic Noorderslag, Netherlands on Thursday 18th January, 2018. AGF Director’s Teresa Moore and Claire O’Neill presented certificates to winners.
Claire O’Neill, A Greener Festival Co-Founder commented, “We are extremely proud of the winners of the AGF and TGEA awards. They have to meet very strict criteria to be awarded, and their actions and passion for sustainability set them aside as the future of festivals and events in the industry. There’s always further to go, and these winners are paving the way for the benefit of us all.”
We are so very proud, that our small steps and improvements into ecology and sustainability direction are showing to be the right one and that they do have impact. We have made so many little steps, that we have already stopped counting them. But - just a reminder of a few of them : few years ago we started to supply every visitor with biodegradable tent pegs, last year we have replaced all the plastic cups, spoons, forks, plates etc. with biodegradable ones, our toilet papers and napkins are made of recycled and organic materials, we have running clean and drinkable water thru the festival area, that allows our festival visitors to refill their bottles at all times (yes, there is no need for plastic water bottles from the shop), we have installed a new sewage and drainage system, that will reduce the amount of plastic chemical toilets used at the festival area, we are the pioneers and have invented so called "garbage deposit" that motivate every visitor to clean up his/her own thrash, we replaced 50% of meat and dairy food with vegan food, and so many more... Of course all of this little steps towards our Green journey to reduce environmental impact of our festival would not be possible without you, our dear visitors.
Therefore we would like to encourage you even more to help us and cooperate with us in our green journey endeavours!