Chris is Co-Founder, Operations Director and Sustainability lead of Shambala Festival. He has spent 17 years pioneering green initiatives that tackle food sourcing, plastics, energy, travel and wider environmental impacts at events. He has has written and collaborated on many resources that support festival organisers tackle their environmental impacts, and has key roles in a number of industry initiatives including: Environmental Consultant at Kambe Events, co-founder and Chair of Powerful Thinking and Associate for Festivals and Events with Julie’s Bicycle.
“After writing the Show Must Go On Report (Powerful Thinking, 2015), it was very clear that a key part of a road map for the events industry to become more environmentally sustainable was travel, it accounting for around 70%+ of the industry footprint. I co-founded Energy Revolution to provide the festival community with ways to make better choices and take action.”