The Association of Festival Organisers has gathered a group of volunteers to form a new Climate Action Group. This group will engage with Vision 2025, Powerful Thinking, Eco-Librium, LIVE Green, Julie’s Bicycle, and many others to develop a climate action policy that will suit AFO members. For many years, AFO has encouraged its members to look closely at how they can improve the environmental impact of their festivals and the communities they work and live with. It does not make rules for its members, but produces a Code of Conduct full of direction, recommendations and advice, which the new CAG will now add to.
Diversity, Equality & Inclusion has also been at the forefront of AFO policy for many years, and the organisation now feels that a small group focussing on these issues would be of great benefit, to offer leadership, guidance and information on how best to bring festivals to the table and recognise the need for DEI in all areas.
For more information on either of these action groups contact firstname.lastname@example.org.