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WELCOME TO THE Vision: 2025 december NEWS BULLETIN

In this final Vision: 2025 newsletter for the year:

  • Industry Green Leader Q&A with Anna Johnson, Sustainability and Environment Officer for Involved Group
  • End of year round up blog by Chris Johnson, Chair of Vision: 2025, looking at some of the key achievements and developments in event sustainability in 2022
  • Guest blog: Carbon labelling as sustainability legacy at Birmingham's Commonwealth Games 2022
  • Resource Spotlight: 'From carbon footprints to cultural influence: Engaging live music audiences on travel choices' 
  • Last chance to take the Vision: 2025 Industry Green Survey! 24 hours left to help shape Vision's resources next year 
  • Join the International Festival Sustainability Lab with Green Events Nederlands and Partners
  • A round up of the sustainable suppliers we've highlighted for their best practice in 2022
  • Green Festival Stories: Dive into twenty green festival stories compiled by European project Future Festival Tools
  • Julie's Bicycle case study on greener carnivals with the New Carnival Company
  • Selected news, jobs, events and comment from across the live events industry and beyond.

Get in touch with your questions and suggestions at info@vision2025.org.uk

Green Leader Q&A #27: Anna Johnson, Sustainability and Environment Officer for Involved Group

Anna has worked in the music industry for over a decade including for festivals; Shambala, Love Saves the Day, Glastonbury, and Boomtown Fair. She is now Sustainability and Environment Officer for Involved Group, a multi-faceted music business founded by UK trance act Above & Beyond, specialising in artist management, touring, music production, and publishing. Anna also coordinates Involved Group's partnership with Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s (MIT) Environmental Solutions Initiative (ESI), facilitating and exploring opportunities for people to engage in climate action. In our monthly Q&A we asked Anna to share her learnings and inspiration on the journey of event sustainability: Read Anna's answers HERE

In November, Jed Dowling, Festival Director at Dublin Pride, took the Q&A, read his answers HERE.

Blog: Vision:2025 Sustainable Outdoor Events Round-Up 2022

In this must-read end-of-year blog Chris Johnson, Chair of Vision: 2025, provides a whistle stop tour of some key achievements and developments in 2022, including highlighting festival trailblazers, green leaders, new reports, resources, and what to look out for in 2023. Read the full blog HERE. 

Guest Blog: Carbon labelling as sustainability legacy at Birmingham's Commonwealth Games 2022

The Commonwealth Games Sustainability Team worked with the West Midlands Combined Authority to trial the use of carbon footprint labelling on meals as part of their pledge to be the most sustainable games yet. The aim of the trial was to understand how consumers were engaging with the carbon footprint or food miles on the menu. 

In this case study, Foodsteps, the company that created the carbon labels and Freemans Event Partners, who deployed the labels at the Games share how the project was undertaken and their experience of rolling it out, including tips and tricks for improving similar schemes at future events. Read the case study HERE. 

Last Chance to take the Vision: 2025 Outdoor Event Industry Green Survey

Event organsiers, you have 24 hours to take the Vision: 2025 Industry Green Survey. Don't miss this last chance to tell us about the environmental measures you have in place, challenges, and plans for the future, plus what resources would support your progress.

The results provide a vital picture of the sector’s practices, helping to chart progress and shape support for event organisers. The survey will be open until midnight on the 16th December 2022 and takes 5 mins to complete: TAKE THE SURVEY

Photo by George Webster

Resource Spotlight: Future Festival Tools Green Festival Stories Guide

Dive into the twenty green festival stories compiled by European project Future Festival Tools. The guide contains a collection of inspiring examples from some of the greatest (and greenest) festivals in Europe. Covering Energy, Food & Drink, Water, Travel and Transport, Strategy and Communication: Download the Green Festival Stories Guide HERE 

Julie's Bicycle Case Study: Towards a greener Carnival with The New Carnival Company

Julie's Bicycle spoke with the New Carnival Company about their sustainability work within the carnival sector. In this blog they share their experiences: starting in 2019, when they conceived the ‘Towards a Greener Carnival’ conference, which ran in February 2020; through to a focus on tackling the environmentals impacts of materials used in costumes and floats: From assessing the impacts of various materials used to increasing resuse and recycling: Read the full blog HERE 

New Report: From Carbon Footprints to Cultural Influence

The Centre for Climate Change and Social Transformation (CAST) have released; 'From carbon footprints to cultural influence: engaging live music audiences on travel choices': It explores how live events can build on their unique position to connect with audiences on the travel choices they make – not only at events and festivals, but more widely. Read the report HERE.


Join event sustainability experts, activists and climate specialists on a journey into climate resilience, and practical knowledge for those who work with music, culture, festivals and production of live events. Festival Sustainability Lab is funded by the EU, and is a collaboration between Green Events, Innofest, One Resilient Earth and LiveGreen. Find out more at Green Events Netherlands HERE


Celebrating Vision: 2025 Green Suppliers in 2022

This year the Vision: 2025 Green Supplier Directory has highlighted the suppliers who put environmental best practice at the heart of their services and products. New members for 2022 include: instagrid, Power Logistics, Event Wine Solutions, Cube Modular, Sunbelt Rentals, T&L Marquees,  One Planet | One Chance, IDE Systems, Bio Glitter and Arena Group.

Throughout the year, we’ve featured case studies that dive into practical examples of how these suppliers have worked with clients to make meaningful reductions in environmenal impacts. We look forward to more proactive companies joining us in 2023.

View the Vision: 2025 Green Supplier Directory HERE


Our selected news picks from across the Live Events Industry and beyond, including jobs, blogs, reports and what the Vision: 2025 team have been watching, listening to, and reading this month:

Music Declares Emergency's Fan Club for Climate is set to inspire music audiences to take action in 2023 HERE

Applications open for Julie's Bicycle's Creative Climate Leadership UK (deadline: midnight 16 December) HERE 

Catch up links for ecolibrium's community Lunch and Learn, find out more about how the charity is helping the live events industry tackle travel emissions HERE

Arts Council England Environmental Sustainability Report 2021/22 with Julie's Bicycle HERE

A Greener Festival win The LIVE Green Award in recognition of their commitment and success in supporting events, festivals, tours, and venues around the world to improve their sustainability actions HERE 

New Julie's Bicycle guide to writing an environmental policy and action plan for your cultural organisation HERE 

EarthPercent has announced its first round of grant partners, including Client Earth, Julie's Bicycle, A Greener Festival, and Music Declares Emergency  HERE 

Our newsletter reaches over 3,500 UK event professionals. Send jobs, events, resources and articles to feature here to: info@vision2025.org.uk