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AGF announces 2018 assessor training courses

The next intake of A Greener Festival (AGF)’s assessor training courses are fast approaching, with upcoming dates at Manchester Metropolitan University on 9 and 10 April.

The course offers graduates a rapid route into environmental operations and will equip them with the knowledge and tools needed to undertake thorough assessments of a wide range of indoor and outdoor events.

Topics covered include:

According to AGF, the course is suitable for event and festival organisers who wish to improve the environmental integrity of their event; those training to work in event management; anyone whose remit includes the environmental impact of the events they organise; those wishing to update their professional skills; those already working in or actively involved in event sustainability; those working in events-related businesses such as event suppliers; anyone who is passionate about preserving the environment and limiting the environmental damage around events; and anyone wishing to join the A Greener Festival assessment team.

Upon successful completion of the course, graduates will receive an internationally recognised award, and will be able to undertake audits on behalf of A Greener Festival under the supervision of a senior assessor.

To find out more, email [email protected].


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Full agenda revealed for 10th GEI

Organisers of the Green Events & Innovations Conference (GEI) expect to sell out in advance of next week’s tenth-anniversary edition, taking place the day before the 30th International Live Music Conference (ILMC) at the Royal Garden Hotel in London.

Organised by not-for-profit organisation A Greener Festival and supported by ILMC, GEI tackles head-on important environmental and social topics surrounding the events industry. The full agenda was published today, and includes and speakers from Greenpeace, Roskilde Festival, Glastonbury, New Internationalist, Bestival, Surfdome, Watermills, Soil Association, Pohoda Festival and Resources Futures.

“From poo to power, from waste to water, from activism to eco-currencies and even a brand of beer that is brewed using salvaged bread, delegates can expect to have their minds boggled by innovation and their spirits ignited by green experts and inspiring individuals who will present tried-and-tested solutions to common event management problems,” say organisers.

“If you organise or are involved with an event or festival and are concerned with waste, plastics, climate change and sustainability, you can’t afford to miss this event.”

The 10th GEI takes place on Tuesday 6 March at the Royal Garden Hotel. For more information and to register, click here.


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