Vision:2025 - Event Industry Green Survey (2019)
In 2015, Powerful Thinking, with the AIF and AFO conducted a survey of UK Festivals, asking what sustainability practices they had in place and their aspirations and priorities. The information contributed to the Show Must Go On report (2015) and the launch of Festival Vision: 2025 - a shared vision for a sustainable event industry. In 2016, 2017 and 2018 the survey was repeated to track trends and progress and now, four years on, with almost 100 UK festivals having taken the Festival Vision: 2025 pledge to reduce GHG emission by 50% by 2025, we want to find out and report back, how we are doing as an industry and identify what more we can do to support positive changes. The results will be shared as anonymous aggregate data in the Show Must Go On report 2020, to be launched in December this year.

Please take a moment to complete this survey — all participants will be entered into a raffle to win a free delegate place for the Green Events & Innovations Conference on Tuesday 3rd March 2019 at the ILMC: the ticket includes 5* lunch, and International AGF Awards which take place during the drinks reception the same evening.

Please complete the survey by 30th September. The winner will be announced in October 2019.

Email address *
Festival Name (optional)
Your answer
What is the capacity of your festival *
How many festivals do you represent? *
Please tick the appropriate box or tell us how many in 'other'.
Are you a member of an industry organisation? *
Please tick the appropriate box(es)
Have you signed up to Festival Vision: 2025? *
Please tick the appropriate box
Please tell us if you already do any of the following? *
Please tick any that apply. This will help us to get a sense of changes in practices compared to the last three surveys.
Energy Focus: We are particularly interested in energy, as this is where many festivals are seeing results and cost savings. *
Please tell us if you do any of the following - tick any that apply
If you source biofuel, could you tell us what % of your fuel is biofuel?
Your answer
If you source biofuel, please tell us which type of fuel you use.
Your answer
Travel Focus: With travel making up 80% of the average CO2e footprint of UK festivals, we are interested in the initiatives that you have in place. Please let us know if you do any of the following: *
Do you communicate directly about reducing travel and transport impacts with any of the stakeholders below? *
If you don't already, would you consider offering carbon balancing to your audience/performers/supply chain? If not, please tell us why: *
Waste Focus: In regards to waste management please list your current practices: *
Please tell us if you have put in place any NEW measures in 2019? *
Please tick any that apply as new measures taken this year i.e. not anything that has already been in place in previous years
What areas of sustainability do you most wish to address?
Please choose ONLY THREE OPTIONS in order of priority, one, being most important.
Water use
Energy use
Managing Waste
Food sourcing
Serveware & cups
Travel & transport impacts
Overall carbon emissions
Audience communications
Are there any specific environmental issues that you are finding hard to tackle?
Your answer
What are your main frustrations/barriers to improving sustainability? *
Please tick any that apply, and elaborate on specific issues in the "other box"
Have you read the following resources on event sustainability? *
To help us to track our collective progress in reducing environmental impacts, we need data! You can use the free Creative IG Tool online to measure your event's carbon (CO2e). *
Note: The key bits of information you need are audience figures, fuel use (litres), waste figures (tonnes), gas use (Kg) and water use (m3).
If you DO NOT intend to use the Creative IG Tool please tell us why
What support do you think would most help you to implement more sustainable approaches? *
Please choose ONLY ONE from the list below
What have been the main drivers for sustainability in your organisation in the past year?
Choose THREE OPTIONS in order of priority
Audience expectations
Artists expectations or inspiration
Local Authority requirements
Company/Staff/festival team - internal commitment
Festival industry peers
Fear of bad press
Main driver
Secondary driver
Third most significant driver
If you have already signed up to Festival Vision:2025 pledge, has it inspired or supported you to take action?
If yes, please tell us how (so we can do more!)
Your answer
We are currently writing the Show Must Go On Report 2020, an interim report following the 2015 edition, and half way on the journey of reducing impacts by 50% by 2025. An important part of thesis sharing inspiration between events . Please tell us if you have information or results about measures you have taken, data, or any expeirnces to share as a case study.
Nothing is too insignificant - let us know briefly what you can share, and we will follow-up with you.
Your answer
Thanks for taking the Industry Green Survey - we believe sharing information and collaboration is the way we can fundamentally change things toward a better world. We will be in touch with results and details of the winner of the Greener Events and Innovations Conference ticket in January 2020.
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