GO GROUP - GREEN OPERATIONS GROUP EUROPE
GO stands for Green Operations. GO Group is an independent, pan European and cross industry think-tank to inspire people in the music festival and events industry to run their operations greener and smarter.
GO Group will:
Identify international best practices in sustainable innovations for the music festival and event industry
Build a Sustainability Training Curriculum for festival and event promoters in collaboration with Bucks University
Aggregate, communicate and share the collective knowledge with interested stakeholders from all over Europe
Establish working relationships between different industry groups to enable practical and spontaneous exchange of personal experiences
GO Group was initiated at the 1st International GreenEvents Conference in Bonn on 3/4 November 2010 by Bucks University, GreenEvents Conference, Green Music Initiative (GMI) and Yourope. The Group since then the Group organized various international workshops (f.e. in Amsterdam 2011 and Budapest 2012) and conference panels (f.e. Eurosonic 2012 and 2013, Nuits Sonores 2012, Medimex 2012). GO Group and Yourope are main contributors to the GreenEvents Europe Conference - Europe's leading conference for sustainability in the live music and event industry.
In fall 2012 GO Group and Yourope initiated the Green Operations Award as category of the European Festival Awards. Its target group are festivals that have made a significant contribution to or achievement towards developing more sustainable events. The Award is given out by a panel made up of experts that are not directly linked to any specific festival.