Environmental sustainability initiative Event Vision: 2025 has launched its eighth annual Outdoor Event Industry Green Survey to track the priorities and challenges faced by organisers in 2022.

The survey asks event organisers about environmental measures in place, barriers to success, and future plans, as well as what resources are needed to make progress.

The results of the first survey in 2015 led to the report on the environmental impacts of the UK outdoor event industry; The Show Must Go On and the launch of Festival Vision: 2025. In 2020, aggregated annual survey results informed the updated Show Must Go On report edition two.

The survey is open until the 16 December and takes around five minutes to complete. It can be found here.

This year, in response to waste management ranking as a priority for outdoor event organisers participating in the survey, the Vision: 2025 steering group undertook a research project with Julie’s Bicycle. The project aimed to set the industry on a course toward overall waste reduction, zero waste to landfill and increased recycling rates. The results of the Zero Waste Festivals Project report and recommendations are due to be launched in January.

Vision: 2025 chair Chris Johnson said, “The annual survey allows us to focus our support for events, for instance, waste has been a priority for organizers in the survey, and we secured funding to research barriers and solutions in 2022.”