January 15, 2013

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 […]

January 11, 2013

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 […]

November 12, 2012

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 […]

November 1, 2012

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 […]

October 19, 2012

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 […]

October 17, 2012

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) […]

October 16, 2012

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 […]

June 23, 2011

1st GO Group Workshop – Energy and Communication

Agenda The first 2-day GO Group workshop for Sustainable Festivals & Events focussed on energy related issues (day 1) and effective communication tools (day 2). Day 1, 23 May 2011 11:00 – 18:00 – Energy On Day 1, we discussed best practise cases on how to overcome dirty and expensive generators, how to apply renewable energy sources practically and how […]