2019 Green Operations Award short list revealed

We are proud to present this year nomminnees for the GREEN OPERATIONS AWARD 2019! The 8th winner of the sustainability and green issues related category of the European Festival Awards is decided by a jury of experts from this exciting list of nominated festivals:

Electric Castle (ROM)
OpenAir St.Gallen – official (CH)
Øyafestivalen (NO)
PortAmérica (ES)
Roskilde Festival (DK)
We Love Green (F)

Congratulations to all festivals and good luck to all of you!

Green Operations Award coordinator Holger Jan Schmidt (GO Group / YOUROPE) says: “This year we saw a record number of applications for the award. Reading and examining thos was both – a big task because of the loads of information given and also a wonderful read through dozens of cool initiatives, projects and achievements.

Last year’s trophy of DGTL Amsterdam

It is a problem that short lists have to be short by definition, because again we had so many great festivals which couldn’t make it in the final six. Thanks a million to everybody who applied. Be proud of yourselves and what you achieved. We acknowledge that and please, don’t be sad if you don’t appear on the short list. It is great to see how many festivals focus on the green issues and work hard on being sustainable.

The festivals forming the short list are leaders in our scene towards a greener and more sustainable and responsible future. The jury praised all of them as worthy winners for the 2018 GREEN OPERATIONS AWARD.”

The 11th edition of the European Festival Awards take place on January 15th at De Oosterpoort during the opening night at ESNS in Groningen, The Netherlands. Get your tickets for the wonderful awards show here.

This is the definition for the Green Operations Award:

Green Operations Award
European Festival Award for Green Excellence
The Green Operations Award is an annual award presented by Yourope and the GO Group. Its target group are festivals that have made a significant contribution to or achievement towards developing more sustainable events. Examples for respective achievements are practises and systems introduced at their own event, the development of good practices, which they have shared with other events, a specific innovation or continuous improvements over a number of years. The Award is given out by a panel made up of experts that are not directly linked to any specific festival with the exception that the previous year’s winner will be invited to cast a vote for the following year’s award only.

The Green Operations Award – Jury 2016 reads like this:

Winners of the Green Operations Award so far:

  • 2009 Oya (NOR) – was called Green’n’Clean award at that time
  • 2010 Boom (POR) – was called Green’n’Clean award at that time
  • 2011 Melt! (GER) – was called Green’n’Clean award at that time
  • 2012 We Love Green (FRA)
  • 2013 Way Out West (SWE)
  • 2014 Roskilde & Stop Spild Af Mad (DK)
  • 2015 Tollwood (GER)
  • 2016 Shambala Festival (UK)
  • 2017 Pohoda (SLK)
  • 2018 DGTL Amsterdam (NL)