Festivals

Why Go Green?

The Need for a Greener Festival

Festival Impacts

The environmental impact of festivals, events or mela’s is disastrous. Festivals, events and mela’s can have negative influence if they do not make greening a prime concern. Economically, events can bring thousands of people who will contribute to the local economy but socially and environmentally, events and festivals create numerous harmful impacts when sustainability is not considered. These impacts include: creating thousands of tons of waste, using exorbitant amounts of electricity, damaging lands due to overuse, and increasing CO2 emissions.

Role of Event Industry

There is an opportunity for every single festival, event and mela to make a positive variability and to set an example of how other events and individuals can be more sustainable. The event industry impacts hundreds of people who attend festivals and melas each year. This creates a responsibility for festivals or melas to make sure they are working towards sustainability to not only lessen the impacts of their event, but to use the festival as a platform to encourage greener behaviour long after the festival and mela ends.

The Benefits

Green Events/ Festivals Can Save Money!

When planning a green festival/event it may be an eye opener for you that there can actually be financial benefits involved. Remember that you will be focusing on reusing and buying less which saves money, you will be generating less waste which reduces disposal costs. One specific example is that something as simple as collecting name badge holders for reuse at an event of 500 odd attendees can save you a lot!

Green Events/ Festivals Can Save Resources! 

Using recycled materials, recycling materials used, reusing items and reducing materials used can significantly lessen the environmental impact of an event.

Do you want to make your event more sustainable but aren’t sure where to begin? Or have you already begun your journey to a greener festival and now need more creative suggestions that will further reduce your impact on our environment? Learn More

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