Vision2025 previewed the January launch of the second edition Show Must Go On Report, supported with a new on-line sustainability knowledge hub for the outdoor event sector, at the UK Festival Awards, 6 December, 2019.
As the world spirals towards a climate catastrophe The UK Festival Awards organisers backed the festival sustainability initiatives, showcasing a video that detailed plans for a January 2020 launch of the re-edited Show Must Go On Report and a new Vision2025 free to access website giving detailed sustainability knowledge.
The report will be free to download from the website, featuring chapters on governance, waste, food, transport / travel and power, giving advice and best practice examples to festival organisers, with the aim to reduce carbon impact by at least 50% by 2025.
A short video shown on the large screen, centre stage at host London’s Troxy, opened with the message “It’s Time to Act”, featuring Festival Republic CEO Melvin Benn, alongside Shambala and Powerful Thinking co-founder Chris Johnson sending a powerful message to the room. It received a standing ovation from the 700 strong audience, with whom the message to create sustainable events clearly resonated.
Benn stated: “Reach out, inspire artists, inspire audiences, lead by example.”
As a long-term supporter of Powerful Thinking, Vision2025 and through pro-active initiatives at Festival Republic’s festival portfolio Melvin has certainly done that.
Johnson added: “We need to change the way we do business. Vision2025 is the industry response to the climate crisis.”
Shambala Festival has blazed a trail as sustainability innovators, reducing its carbon footprint by an impressive 90% over the past decade and aims to be carbon positive from next years’ edition.
Any outdoor events looking to embrace the pledge to half their carbon impact by 2025 are invited to visit the website holding page now and sign up to receive a free copy of the new edition of the Show Must Go On Report when it is launched, bringing hope to the new decade.
Pictured L to R: Front row – Show Must Go On Chapter authors, with supporters present on the night on stage before the UK Festival Awards.