GO Group @ Eurosonic Noorderslag 2013

GO group was part and partner of Europe’s most important music business conference and showcase festival Eurosonic for the second time. After three packed panels in 2012 we returned to Groningen in mid January for more interesting panels on event sustainability and green issues. Find all presentations and information below! (© Eurosonic Noorderslag 2013) Our activities […]

EFA Green Operations Award Winner 2012 revealed

This Wednesday (9th of January 2013) the first Green Operations Award winner was revealed at the Festival Awards Europe 2012 ceremony at Eurosonic Noorderslag in Groningen. The well-deserving winner is the WE LOVE GREEN festival! Well done! (photo: mikebreeuwer.com) The Award was presented by Holger Jan Schmidt, member of our Go Group and Yourope, who initiated this […]

Shortlist announced for the EFA Green Operations Award

The short lists for the European Festival Awards have been announced today (mon nov 12th). While categories from best small to best major festival, anthem of the year or best line-up have been selected by public choice the Green Operations Award’s nominees and winner are chosen by an independent jury of experts. And here we […]

GO Group @ Medimex 2012, Italy

GO Group will host a workshop on festival sustainability on fri nov 30st @ Medimex, Bari, Italy Greener, cleaner, smarter – Festivals and events go sustainable The two hour workshop will show how (major) European festivals managed to run their operations greener and smarter and that it can be done by anybody. How do we […]

Background on the EFA-Green Operations Award

The growing interested in sustainable or green issues has long become an inevitable element of the music, festival and entertainment scenes as well. This is most noticeable by the rapidly increasing number of different awards and certification schemes. So, why adding ‘another green award’ with the EFA – Green Operations Award? Existing schemes such as […]

3rd GreenEvents Europe Conference

In less than three weeks the 3rd GreenEvents Europe Conference will take place on nov 5th and 6th at the Wissenschaftszentrum in Bonn. A maximum of networking possibilities are arranged including: • GreenEvents Warm up – Sunday evening get together (nov 4) • GreenEvents Poster session with coffee (nov 5) • GreenEvents Excursion (nov 5) […]

EFA Green Operations Award 2012

The GO Group steering committee is happy to announce their appreciation for the trust of the EFA organizers and Yourope the European Festival Association. The GO Group is responsible for the selection of the Green Operations Award jury, long and short list selection and the presentation of the award winner. GO Group co-founder and Yourope […]

Docs – 2nd GO Group Workshop for Sustainable Events – Budapest

Programm and Report 2nd GO GROUP Workshop – Invitation and Programme 2nd GO GROUP Workshop – Report   Presentations Day 1, 23 April 2012 “Great examples & good practise” | Holger Schmidt & Jacob Bilabel Case study: Sziget Festival | Fruzsina Szep Case study: Roskilde “Green Footsteps” | Marie A. Rogvi Communication & case study: RhEINKULTUR “GreenRocks” | Holger Jan Schmidt Green’N’Clean […]

Successful 2nd GO Group Workshop in Budapest

The second GO Group workshop in Budapest last week was a nice success. Many thanks to all the participants and speakers who shared their experience and enthusiasm in finding good solutions for more sustainable festivals! And thanks to Sziget for being a wonderful host. For detailed information check out the documentation of the event:    

2nd GO Group Workshop for Sustainable Festivals & Events

Budapest | 23-24 April 2012 GO Group went east with its second international workshop. After the successful debut in Amsterdam in May 2011 with 35 international participants, Green Operations Europe headed to Budapest for a second edition on event sustainability with great presentations, loads of information and best practise exchange. In four intense sessions on […]