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January 12, 2017

The winner is Shambala!


On wed 11th of January 2017 the Green Operations Award 2016 winner was revealed at the Festival Awards Europe 2016 ceremony at Eurosonic Noorderslag in Groningen. The award jury choose the winner and it is SHAMBALA FESTIVAL (UK). Congratulations! Here’s a video from the huge celebration at De Oosterport. See and hear Jacob Bilabel (Green Music Initiative) introducing […]

January 4, 2017

GO is back @ Eurosonic


Within the 5 years of GO Group’s existance the pan-european think-tank hosted a bunch of green issues and sustainability related panels and discussions at Europe’s most important music business conference and showcase festival: Eurosonic Noorderslag in Groningen/NL. We are grateful to be a part of this fine event and glad that we have managed to […]

April 19, 2016

Thanks for the great time in Cologne!

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Thank you GO groupsters for two and a half wonderful days in Cologne at our 6th international workshop and 5 years of GO Group celebration. We learned, got inspired (hopefully), discussed, ate well and it would be a pleasure for us if you took something home with you – an idea, a thought, a piece […]

March 1, 2016

GO Workshop in Cologne on April 11 & 12 – FINAL PROGRAM

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6th GO Group Workshop Festival and Event Sustainability Hochschule Fresenius, Cologne 11 & 12 April 2016 Greener, smarter, more sustainable – it’s not special interest anymore. GO Group’s motto and core topics are far up on the agenda today. In the five years of its existence the pan-european think-tank brought together hundereds of festivals, scentists, […]

January 14, 2016

And the winner is…


Yesterday evening (wed 13th of January 2016) the Green Operations Award 2015 winner was revealed at the Festival Awards Europe 2015 ceremony at Eurosonic Noorderslag in Groningen. The award jury choose the winner and it is TOLLWOOD FESTIVAL (GER). Congratulations! The Award was presented by Holger Jan Schmidt, co-founder of Go Group and Yourope‘s anchorman for green issues, to […]

December 7, 2015

Green Operations Award 2015 – short list revealed


On January 13 GO Group will happily reveal 2015’s winner of Green Operations Award. As the sustainability related category of the tth European Festival Awards the GO Award forms something like the “green Oscar” of the European Festival scene. The ceremony will be held at the Oosterport on the opening night of next year’s EurosonicNoorderslag […]

January 15, 2015

Roskilde Festival and Stop Spild Af Mad (Stop Wasting Food) win Green Operations Award 2014


What a great evening we had at the 6th European Festival Awards at Eurosonic Noorderslag 2015 in Groningen. We announced this year’s winner of the Green Operations Award and it’s Roskilde Festival & Stop Spild Af Mad! Congratulations! You did an absolutely stunning job! Including social responsibility and change, (food) waste reduction, volunteer work, sustainable […]

June 5, 2014

GO Group returned to EXIT – thanks for the great time!

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GO Group returned to the wonderful EXIT Festival in Novi Sad for another workshop on greener, smarter and more sustainable events. We had two great days at the Pavle Beljanski Memorial Collection in Novi Sad on July 10 and 11 2014 with international speakers, intense networking and that spectacular festival on top. For those who […]

June 3, 2014


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May we point your awarenes to this great event and opportunity? On july 2nd and 3rd the legendary Roskilde Festival will host a so called MASTERCLASS on the topic “Trash or Treasure”. How can festivals and cities ensure a sustainable waste management? And how do we motivate (festival) citizens to support this? Roskilde Festival invites […]

January 31, 2014

Thanks for this wonderful workshop in Vienna


Greener, smarter, more sustainable – the GO Group motto is spreading all across the European events industry and we are finding more and more followers of the green events philosophy. Festivals from all over the continent have taken the lead on this journey and spearhead the movement, but still there’s a long way to go. […]