A Greener Festival has teamed up with Falmouth University to offer online environmental assessor training. Previously conducted face-to-face, before you could have been forgiven for passing up the opportunity as your busy schedule demanded. Certainly lucky for you, the course is now accessible from anywhere in the world. So, what excuse do you have to resist following your heart? It could lead to that event sustainability job you’ve always wanted…
Beyond sustainable event meal tickets (which we know massively contributes to event sustainability) there are also many other ways to get involved in promoting a greener tomorrow. Offered on a part-time basis, this course sounds like a great place to start. If you have determination and wifi, you can even work from the fields! Or, if you’re lucky enough to be having a post-season wind-down, the beach!
Part of Falmouth’s MA in Creative Events Management, the two-week programme can also be taken independently. It’s a great opportunity to learn new skills and also make industry contacts.
The certification is valid for three years after completion. Not unexpected given the fast-paced and progressive industry. We’re pretty sure that over the next three years there will be much more for us to learn too. So bring it on!
What is A Greener Festival?
You’ve no doubt already heard of them, but we never tire of talking about things that make the event world a better place. To quote them first-hand, A Greener Festival is: “a not-for-profit company committed to helping events, festivals and venues around the world to adopt environmentally efficient practices.”
Completing Environmental Impact Assessments at festivals, they help events understand their environmental performance. In a nutshell, they’ve been leading us event folk to a brighter, greener future since 2007 (which, if you ask us, is pretty cool).
What do A Greener Festival Assessors do?
You’ll get to work onsite at festivals, liaising with a variety of teams. You will assess the onsite situation, from production to infrastructure, against a self-assessment provided by the organisers.
You will then grade the event and complete a report on what you have seen. Communicating with event organisers to gather any other supporting information, you will then write a short synopsis on how the event performed.
Do you like being onsite at awesome events? Tick. Meeting lots of new people? Tick. Care about sustainability and the environment? Tick. Then maybe this is the job for you.
Where do I sign?
To learn more about what’s on offer, take a look at the a greener festival course specifications. If you need to know more about the organisation, head over to A Greener Festival’s website to read about the great work that they do.
Thinking about applying? Good luck! If you have any other tips on how to prepare for an event sustainability job, we’d love to hear from you.
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