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[Go green] Porta Ferrada Festival
In 2023, Porta Ferrada Festival prioritised sustainability with reusable cups and funding beach cleaning. Over 24,000 ecological glasses were distributed, embodying their commitment to environmental responsibility and community engagement.
[Go green] Rock for People Festival
In collaboration with Komerční banka, it was created the KB FutureFest 2030 zone at Rock for People, highlighting a sustainable festival vision with solar/hydrogen-powered stages, eco-friendly materials, and discussions on sustainability.
[Go Green] Medieval Festival of Rhodes
The Medieval Rose Festival offers a living history experience, transporting participants to an era with sustainable practices like creative recycling and minimal waste. Emphasising experiential archaeology, the event promotes eco-friendly concepts, from reusable ceramic cups to minimal electricity usage, fostering a connection between medieval lifestyles and contemporary sustainability.
[Go Green] Granada Improfest
Granada Improfest 2023 featured a workshop by oceanographer Giovanna Albani, guiding artists and visitors to creatively repurpose saved waste into musical instruments and costumes for an improvisation parade, promoting environmental awareness throughout the festival.
“Go Green, Festivals!” stories online
Testifying of the festivals' awareness and revealing their ideas and practices to combine art and environmental sustainability, the "Go Green, Festivals!" stories might inspire you in turn! We have collected more than 30 of them that you can find here.
[Go Green] Alt Shift / Shift Slow
Alt Shift Festival near Vienna is a degrowth event promoting eco-social strategies through creative education. With an off-grid approach, it emphasises sustainability, water recycling, and collaboration with a nearby agriculture farm, fostering an interconnected community for shared care and knowledge exchange.
[Go Green] Malomfesztivál / Windmill Festival
In 2004, friends initiated an arts gathering to feel connected and build a community, evolving into an annual festival with several "Green" policies. Read the story to know more about their brilliant sustainable practices.
[Go Green] Tradidanças - Folk, Dance, Music & Nature Festival
Tradidanças, set in a forest of oaks, prioritises environmental sustainability. In 2023, alongside dry bathrooms, a composting station was introduced, using old greenhouses to showcase the ecological sanitation process, protecting waste materials for demonstration in 2024.
[Go Green] International Festival Wratislavia Cantans
Eco-friendly festival souvenirs at Wratislavia Cantans include FSC-certified posters and locally produced items like backpacks from recycled PET bottles and T-shirts made of organic cotton, promoting sustainable choices.
[Go Green] Festivalito Into this Woods
Festivalito INTO this WOOD in the Ardennes promotes slow tourism with car-sharing and eco-friendly practices. Immersed in nature, it champions sustainability, local resources, and lifelong education.
Festivals bringing warmth to this winter
Winter is here and we have exactly what you might need to add some warmth and charm during these colder months. From Percussion to Circus to Carnaval, these festivals have got you covered for your dose of rhythm, energy and colour to make up for the lack of Vitamin D these next few weeks.