Here is a selection of what we have done so far.
13th Youth Song and Dance Festival
Acento's cooperation with the song and dance festival team started already in the beginning of 2022 with a training day that created a common understanding of what an environmentally friendly event is and what steps the song and dance festival team is ready to take for a more sustainable organization.
The practical preparation process started in winter 2023, and in cooperation with Acento, the organizing team focused on two main environmental activities:
Acento's role and activities in organizing a sustainable song and dance festival:
The environmental activities team assembled for the song and dance party worked as part of the song and dance festival team. Majority of Acento team members were at the festival to help with specific tasks - from coordinating the system of reuse dishes and cutlery in venues and practicing grounds to supervising and advising trades on spot.
Feedback from Margus Toomla, head of the Estonian Song and Dance Festival Foundation: "In the 2023 song and dance festival, the Accento team made a significant contribution to the implementation of the reuse requirement and the planning of waste management by type. Their experience and desire to change events were an important impetus for finding solutions. On this exciting journey they were always dedicated and passionate. We, on behalf of the Estonian Song and Dance Party Foundation, are very grateful to the Accento team!"
I Land Sound (2019, 2021-2023)
Creating and implementing sustainability activities at a four-day open-air music and art festival.
Visitors: 5000 (2019), 3000 (2021, 2022).
Creating and implementing sustainability strategy, coordinating all the preparations and pre-event activities as well as executing the plans at a startup festival.
Visitors: 2600 (2021), 3900 (2022), 3200 (2023).
|Latitude59 (2020, 2022, 2023)|
Creating and implementing sustainability strategy, coordinating all the preparations and pre-event activities as well as executing the plans at a startup conference.
Visitors: 1000 (2020), 2800 (2022), 3000 (2023).
|27th Estonian National Song Celebration (2019)|
On behalf of our team, Raimo was the head of waste management and also the spokesperson related to sustainability of the Song Celebration event.
Waste management activities included creating a concept for waste management, helping to coordinate waste management before and during the event. Leading a team of 15 volunteers and analysing the results after the event, we made proposals for next event planning.
Visitors: 180 000 (audience), 47 000 (performers)
Mentoring and consulting sustainable event organisers
|Environmental Strategy and Guidelines for Organising Environmentally Friendly Events for European Capital of Culture Tartu 2024|
We are a strategic partner for European Capital of Culture Tartu 2024 implementing sustainable culture management. We created a strategy and guidelines for organising sustainable events during June 2020 to May 2021 and have offered trainings and consultation in 2022.
Training and INSPIRING sustainable event organisers
Song and Dance Celebration organisers’ training day (2022)
Training the organising team to create a concept for more sustainable Song and Dance Celebration in 2023.
Training programme “Green Festival” for event organisers of Tartu County (2021, 2022)
We tailored a training programme that consisted of two training days and additional personal mentoring with subsequent analysing event. Training programme was part of the international URBACT cooperation project “Food Corridors”.
Directly affected events: 9
|Presentation at the third international Kultuurikompass: “How To Change The World Through Environmentally Friendly Cultural Management?" (2022)|
We gave a presentation "Sharing is caring!" to share the 3 steps we have identified when working with different sectors to nudge them to set environmental goals and targets, to set a vision for the future and the practical approach that is needed in every sector at the management level.
Training for event organisers of Peipsi Lake region (2020)
Two seminars for Peipsi Lake region municipalities and event organisers to motivate them to create more sustainable events. Training was part of the Estonia-Russia Cross Border Cooperation Programme „Green Mind “.
Webinar for catering companies (2020)
Webinar day for catering companies to find environmentally friendly alternatives to single-use plastics. We made the programme, found presenters, moderated the discussion, gathered conclusions and extra material. Webinar was organised in cooperation with Estonian Green Movement Friends of the Earth.
Training day for professional event organisers in Tallinn (2020)
We created a whole training day programme to introduce legislation, services and products related to sustainable event organising.
We love to share our knowledge in Estonia and also abroad. If you have a conference or a seminar coming up where we could share our know-how or you see another cooperation option, feel free to contact us.