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5. Summer of Sustainability - Onward & Upward



This final chapter of Summer of Sustainability explores the power festivals have to act as agents of cultural change. Festival organisers give advice to those starting out and reflect on how events can become high profile demonstration sites for sustainability. If change is possible in this industry, then why not in others?


The Summer of Sustainability Music Festivals Project (SOS)

The Summer of Sustainability (SOS) is an action learning partnership between government, non-profit organisations and some of Australia's leading music festivals. In the Australian Summer of 2008 and 2009, Sustainability Victoria went out to 5 Victorian music festivals and asked ‘what do you think about sustainability?' What are you already doing? And how did you think you could do it better? Along the way, the partnership grew to include Victoria's Sustainable Living Foundation (SLF) and the new Sustainable Events Planner. This five chapter documentary was developed as part of the SOS project.