This series of bite-size fact sheets aims to provide useful advice and resources for anyone involved in working in festivals from organisers to traders.
#1 – Sustainable Energy Tips for Traders
Ideas about how to manage energy better, save costs and be ready for changes in the way power is managed and charged at UK events
#2 – Ten Top Tips for Reducing Fuel Bills at Festivals
Reduce your fuels bills by using these ‘Ten Top Tips’ developed with the Association of Independent Festivals (AIF)
#3 – Using Hybrid Power at Events
Powerful Thinking and Firefly have produced this Factsheet to introduce the benefits of hybrid power.
#4 – Communicating Green Energy at Events
Inspiration and ideas from leading events about communicating energy with your audience from A Greener Festival
#5 – Biofuels for Festivals
Clear information about what biofuels are beneficial, and advise for generating power at events, provided by Midas UK
#6 – Five Tips for Smart Energy Contracts
Contracts with providers are a key tool in managing change, improving energy efficiency and achieving fuel cost reductions.
#7 – Roles at a Glance
An easy-to-use reference for how everyone in your organisation could be involved with energy reduction and savings.
#8 – Pros and Cons of Low Carbon Energy Types
This factsheet aims to help you see the pros and cons of using different kinds of temporary power sources at events.
#9 – Five Easy Steps to Greener Power at Small Events
The AFO and Powerful Thinking have developed this factsheet to provide inspiration for small events organisers.
#10 – Power Sources on Location
The latest tips for sustainable power on-location for the screen arts, provided by Media Greenhouse and Powerful Thinking
#11 – How Energy Actually Works and Terminology
A summary of phrases, terms and know-how to help us take part in conversations about energy more confidently.
#12 – Smart Grids Explained
This factsheet provides an explanation of what a smart grid is and the benefits of using it a festival or event.
#13 – Grid Power For Festivals
This factsheet looks at the benefits of using a grid connection compared to temporary power, i.e. diesel generators/ hybrid, solar and wind.
#14 – Energy: Frequently Asked Questions
This Factsheet answers questions from UK festival organisers in the annual Industry Green Survey (2014, 2015, 2016)
#15 – Identifying Fuel Wastage
This factsheet identifies the main reasons that fuel is wasted at festival and events to see where and how behavior and practices need to change.
# 16 – Energy Action Plan
This factsheet will help you to create a document that defines your sustainability goals and show how you aim to achieve them over time.
#17 – What to Ask Your Energy Supplier
This factsheet will help festival organisers to choose a new power supplier, or ask energy efficiency questions of an existing supplier.
#18 – Getting Smart with Energy for Stakeholders
This factsheet is intended to give you a some copy to work with when beginning to communicate about energy with your stakeholders.
#19 – Energy Requirements for Concessions
This factsheet has been designed to help you understand the real power requirements for concessions at your event.
#20 – Measuring Generator Loads Resource Pack
This factsheet is to help you record the power consumption of your event to make future efficiency savings.
#21 – Advanced Power Monitoring Resource Pack
This factsheet will help you accurately measure and record all types of power consumption in order to calculate your carbon footprint.