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Welcome to the Future Festival Tools event sustainability e-learning course.

This course is for anyone who works in live events or in education and training for event roles. It is designed as a series of bitesize modules with opportunities to dive deeper every step of the way. There are six modules on key topics:

  1. Energy
  2. Materials and Waste
  3. Food & Drink
  4. Water
  5. Travel & Transport
  6. Strategy

At the end of each module you have the option to complete a short test and gain a certificate.  We hope this course inspires a future-ready European festival and events industry, pioneering green competencies and practices, and showing leadership on the climate crisis. Enjoy!


In each module you’ll find an introduction to the topic, then you’ll work through three learning objectives to give you the knowledge needed to face key challenges at your event. Each module also covers measuring and reporting impacts and shares ideas and inspiration for communicating with your event networks.

Energy: Learner Goals

  1. Energy types
  2. Energy hierarchy 
  3. Reducing fossil fuel consumption 

Materials and Waste: Learner Goals

  1. Understand the materials hierarchy
  2. Reducing Single-Use Plastics and Foodware
  3. Managing material streams onsite

Food & Drinks

  1. Understanding how to reduce the impact of your menu
  2. Reducing high environmental impact foods
  3. Reducing Food Waste


  1. Water Efficiency
  2. Preventing pollution on site
  3. Water cycling on site

Travel & Transport

  1. Understanding your travel footprint
  2. Reducing audience travel emissions
  3. Reducing production travel emissions


  1. Creating an effective strategy
  2. Delivering sustainability
  3. Understanding carbon, net zero and offsetting  

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