Although the moment is delicate for cultural events, Italiafestival, the multidisciplinary association that has represented some of the most prestigious Italian festivals since 1987, has urged its members to plead the cause of sustainability in the organization of festivals.
The first result arrived quickly, Umbria Jazz, the most important Italian jazz music festival and one of the most attended in the world, got the 2021 Sustainable Event Certification with a score of 81.72%.
An excellent result achieved by the festival, also considering the particular moment that the world of live events is experiencing, obtained by analyzing specific fields such as waste management, logistics and mobility, food and beverage, energy, communication, acoustics and ethical and social responsibility.
The festivals as places of aggregation, innovation and contamination, can be the protagonists of the path of growth of ecological awareness that is essential to address the climate crisis in which we are all involved, an emergency, which combined with the increasingly serious and widespread pollution of rivers and seas caused mainly by plastic waste, requires immediate responses.
IT’S NOW TIME TO ACT, NETWORKING, CREATING SYNERGIES THROUGH CULTURE AND MUSIC
For these reasons, cultural event organizers are committed to implementing the guidance in the Pact to organize sustainable and plastic-free festivals.
Five concrete actions that festivals support and commit to in order to make their events with a low environmental and energetic impact.