The Green Deal Approach
The Green Deal approach aids the implementation of sustainable initiatives. Companies, community organisations and other government bodies that want to take steps towards sustainability can join forces in a Green Deal.
Green Deal Circular Festivals
Green Deal Circular Festivals (also called GDCF) is one of the many Green Deal initiatives. Unique, both in terms of parties (festival organisers) and scope (international). It started in 2019 and focuses on reducing the environmental impact of European festivals. It is an initiative led by the Dutch Ministry of Infrastructure and Water Management.
The intended results of GDCF are:
- Create and implement a model for circular festivals;
- Develop and implement own specific roadmaps for a circular festival and share best practices and other relevant experiences with each other;
- Develop and implement a monitoring tool;
- Use communication and behavioral change instruments to inspire other parties and visitors to more circular practices.
All organizations mentioned below committed themselves to Green Deal Circular Festivals:
Alles Komt Goed B.V. (NL, Zwarte Cross, Manana Manana), Amsterdam Open Air and Air Festival Holding B.V. (NL, Amsterdam Open Air, Milkshake), Apenkooi Events B.V. (NL, DGTL), Boardmasters Limited (UK, Boardmasters), Body&Soul Event Creations Ltd (IE, Body & Soul), Boomtown Festival (UK, Boomtown), Foreningen Roskilde Festival (DK, Roskilde), Friendly Fire (NL, Best Kept Secret), MOJO – (NL, Down the Rabbit Hole, Lowlands, North Sea Jazz), The Factory bvba (BE, Pukkelpop), Shambala (UK, Shambala), Stichting Eurosonic Noorderslag (NL, Eurosonic/Noorderslag/ESNS conference), Stichting Vierdaagsefeesten (NL, Vierdaagse Feesten), Stichting Into The Great Wide Open (NL, Into The Great Wide Open), We Love Green Association (FR, We Love Green), Ministry of Economic Affairs and Climate Policy, Ministry of Infrastructure and Water Management.