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There are a number of initiatives up and running to help music festivals become more sustainable, in the face of the climate emergency.

The latest comes from A Greener Festival (AGF) and Edinburgh Napier University, via a partnership with the British Council. They have launched a ‘Cultura Circular Toolkit’ that sets out how festivals can become greener operations. It has been used as part of training for 30 festivals in Mexico, which the British Council ran.

“Today’s festival needs to be viewed as an ecosystem of sustainable practices where every aspect of the event supports its sustainability goals,” said AGF director Teresa Moore. “Through the training developed and delivered earlier this year we were able to learn about the Mexican context, the particular challenges they face in making their events greener as well as sharing our knowledge, practice and solutions from around the world. The online Sustainability Toolkit allows us to extend this work even further and reach many more festivals in Mexico.”

The toolkit can be viewed (in both English and Spanish) here.

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