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Boom Toolkit for Covid-19 #9: Reflections on Sustainability, Festivals & Covid-19

A Greener Festival co-founder Claire O'Neill talks Covid-19 impacts on sustainability measures

Plastics and disposables are making a comeback with the pandemic. Materials like single-use plastic materials and equipments are given preference over reusables as a necessary precaution against infection. Social distancing, on the other hand, has changed the way populations travel.

Claire O’Neill is the co-founder and director of A Greener Festival, a not-for-profit organisation that helps festivals, events and venues around the globe to become more sustainable. In the most recent episode of the Boom Toolkit for Covid-19, we get her reflections on how this worldwide health crisis has impacted sustainability measures in festivals and cities, and what citizens can do to take action.

The Anthropocene context in which we're living calls for reflection, sensing, and seeking knowledge. We are approaching various thinkers, doers, planners, celebrators and changemakers to share their insights about the present and the future amid the Covid-19 pandemic.