Green Events – sustainable planning in the cultural industry
Germany intends to cut its greenhouse gas emissions by 55 % by 2030. We can only achieve this ambitious goal together. Make your cultural event, your concert, your theatre fit for this defining theme of the coming years and think of the claim of culture to be socially-relevant and its influence on public perception. Convince your team, your audience and your local community to follow this path together with you and make it clear that sustainability does not automatically have to mean that we have to deny ourselves certain things or that certain things get banned. This seminar is intended to provide a compact and manageable survey of the most important areas where you can take action to ensure sustainable and climate-friendly optimisation of your event.
Are you familiar with the ecological, economic and social aspects? Can you find the right service providers and suppliers to follow this path with you? Avoid false promises and ‘greenwashing’, and be prepared for the greatest challenge facing our society.
For further questions and information, please contact Markus Wörl, markus(at)woerlpool.com.
Markus Wörl has many years of experience as an organiser of international theatre and circus festivals. For more than 12 years he was responsible for the programme of the Tollwood Festival in Munich, where he put on a great many groups, some of them for their first time in Europe and Germany.
He has given many presentations on the environmental and sustainability commitment of the Tollwood Festival in symposia and talks around the world. He is also a member of the Climate and Circus working group of the MICC in Montreal, the European network Circostrada and various theatre selection committees. After studying theatre direction he worked for many years as a director and dramaturg in Germany, Austria and Switzerland. Markus Wörl was made a Chevalier des Arts et Lettres for his special efforts to promote French culture in Germany.
With his agency WOERLPOOL he presents unusual forms of theatre throughout Europe, both at festivals and in theatres.