Events: Go Green
Climate change is real and in March 2019, Haringey Council declared a climate emergency. The Council has warned that unless action is taken, and soon, there will be an increase in health problems – particularly for young and older people – as well as higher energy and food costs.
Haringey has agreed to work with the community and partners to speed up the borough’s efforts to become carbon neutral by 2041, bringing forward the original date from 2050.
As part of this commitment, Haringey Council is committed to making sure that the managing and running of all outdoor events that take place in our parks are as sustainable as possible. Many conditions of park hire are already imposed on organisers of the large/major events – any event with an attendance of more than 2,000 – who have their own sustainability policies and practices in place, and targets to meet.
But it is often the smaller events where the organisers may not necessarily be aware of the possible effects that their event has on the environment, know the alternatives available or have the best of intentions but don’t have the budget to cover the often increased costs associated with going green.
We want to help you as much as possible to organise your event. We want to provide you with as much information as possible to help you achieve greener events. We know for small groups that are often run by volunteers, that time and resources can be a primary obstacle, so we want to ensure that we’re not imposing rules, but rather providing advice and support where possible. For that reason, we've produced the Go Green booklet (PDF, 777KB) that is aimed at small to medium events. These are specified within the Outdoor Events Policy as those being events that have an audience of up to 2,000. Have a read and see what you can do to achieve greener events!
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