As the appetite for leisure travel and events continues to grow at an exponential rate, the impact on the environment and local communities is becoming an increasing concern, not least by the users of the services. Green approaches to tourism and events are growing in popularity and present an opportunity to both identify solutions to significant environmental and societal problems and new approaches to business.

Green Events and Green Tourism looks at key frameworks, guidelines, principles and benchmarks that support the application of sustainability in practice. The five sections of the book cover themes of governance, accreditation, certification, innovation, priorities, trends, ambitions and consumer behaviour, and the chapters include examples of best practice in the organisation of music and arts festivals, special interest tourism, the green management of outdoor sites and the management of sports events. Readers will benefit from insightful case studies from around the globe.

chapter |8 pages


ByHugues Séraphin, Emma Nolan

part 9I|52 pages

Sustainability initiatives and governance

chapter 1|7 pages

Strategies and best practices for greening festivals

ByRachel Dodds

chapter 2|13 pages

Promoting and assessing sustainability at festivals

A case study of the ‘A Greener Festival’ initiative
ByGraham Berridge, Teresa Moore, Jane Ali-Knight

chapter 3|10 pages

The tourist centres’ image

ByRita R. Carballo, María M. Carballo, Carmelo J. León

chapter 4|9 pages

The power of knowledge in the struggle for sustainable tourism

The case study of El Nevado de Toluca, Mexico
ByMaribel Osorio García, Ericka Amorim, Maximiliano Korstanje

chapter 5|11 pages

Greening in the MICE industry

ByJudith Mair, Deborah Popely

part 61II|32 pages

Sustainable music and arts festivals

chapter 6|9 pages

Sustainability and festivals

An objective still to be achieved
ByHugues Séraphin, Eryn White

chapter 7|9 pages

Sharing the music

Shanti-Fest – a humanitarian festival?
BySarah Schiffling

chapter 8|12 pages

Green strategic trends in the Romanian music festival industry

ByOvidiu I. Moisescu, Monica M. Coroş, Oana A. Gică, Anca C. Yallop

part 93III|22 pages

Sustainability and special interest tourism

chapter 9|8 pages

Leeuwarden cultural capital 2018

Building a sustainable event
ByMarisa P. de Brito, Elena Cavagnaro

part 115IV|28 pages

Green management of outdoor sites

chapter 11|8 pages

The elusive goal of sustainable tourism

A case study of the Camino de Santiago in France and in Spain
ByFrédéric Dosquet, Thierry Lorey, Hugues éraphin, Thomas Majd

chapter 12|9 pages


Sustainable tourism and architecture in a new eco-park in Russia
ByTatiana Gladkikh, Olga Andrianova

chapter 13|9 pages

Sustainable development in regional nature parks in France

The case of the Camargue Nature Park
ByErick Leroux, Thomas Majd

part 143V|24 pages

Sports events and sustainability

chapter 14|9 pages

Formula E’s ‘green’ challenge to motorsport events, spaces and technologies

The London e-prix as a case study
ByDamion Sturm

chapter 15|13 pages

Innovation in sustainable surfing events and mainstreaming sustainability behaviors

ByJess Ponting, Sandra Sun-Ah Ponting

chapter |2 pages


ByHugues Séraphin, Emma Nolan