AIF and AFO launch green festival survey

The AIF (Association of Independent Festivals) and AFO (Association of Festival Organisers) have launched an industry-wide survey exploring what festivals are doing, what matters to them, and what support they need to take action to ‘green’ their events.

The survey is part of an initiative to develop a green manifesto for both associations’ members. The survey has been developed alongside Kambe Events, best known for the green festival Shambala.

“Our vision is to bring the festivals together to share knowledge and inspiration, and regain our industry’s historically pioneering approach to sustainability,” said Kambe’s Chris Johnson. “Now is the time – being green is becoming the norm endeavour, improving audience experiences, brands, and reducing costs.”

Event organisers can take the two-minute survey here. The AIF and AFO hope to reach more than 300 UK festivals, with the survey’s results presented later in 2015.