Hope Solutions strives to bring sustainable practices to live events

On the front line of the industry’s move to a more sustainable future, having worked on Glastonbury Festival as well as consulting for Coldplay, Shawn Mendes, and the Co-op Live, Luke Howell highlights how Hope Solutions is primed to assist in bringing sustainable practices to the live events sector.

I was born in East Anglia into my parents touring circus – Croissant Neuf – which, in the mid ‘80s, decided to ditch generators and switched to using renewables such as solar, wind and recycled batteries to power the entire show. In 1992, during the Rio Earth Summit, my parents took the circus to a vast sustainability event at Birmingham’s NEC called The Green Show where they realised that sharing information about the environment was essential but needed to reach a wider audience, so the circus evolved into a touring eco-exhibition centre – The Green Roadshow.

This article originally appeared in issue #271 of TPi, which you can read here.