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Rock in Rio Lisboa is Portugal’s first festival to have certified sustainability

in Regional · 06-02-2014 14:56:00 · 1 Comments

The mega music festival Rock in Rio Lisboa, which takes place in the Portuguese capital every two years, has become the first festival in Portugal – and indeed one of the first in the world – to have certified sustainability, and was also recently elected by the EE Music organisation as a national case study for its energy efficiency and sustainability.

Over the last two weekends in May and the first day of June Lisbon’s Bela Vista Park will welcome the fifth edition of the massive music festival, which was first held in Brazil more than 30 years ago.
It currently takes place in Brazil, Portugal and Spain.
This year, Rock in Rio Lisboa 2014 will feature huge names from the world of music, such as Robbie Williams, Linkin Park, Queens of the Stone Age, Arcade Fire and Justin Timberlake, to mark its 10th anniversary in Portugal.
But much more than being a mere musical event, Rock in Rio is “complete and comprehensive in addressing issues such as sustainability and environmental responsibility”, having also “undertook the commitment to make people aware that, with small actions in everyday life, they can make the world a better place”, according to a mission statement on the event’s website.
And its mission has been accomplished after having recently become the first festival in Portugal, and one of the first in the world, to have its sustainability certified by the ISO 20121 International Management Systems for Events Sustainability.
The original Rock in Rio event, which takes place in Brazil, was also among the first festivals on the American continent to be certified.
Dora Palma, coordinator for Rock in Rio Lisboa’s sustainability, said: “We are once again being pioneers – and in a subject that is not very common among events.”
Rock in Rio Lisboa 2014 takes place on 23, 25, 30 and 31 May and 1 June in Lisbon’s Bela Vista Park.

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WRONG! Rock in Rio is NOT the first event to achieve that certification. BOOM was the first (one may check at the UN website), and there are others with it.
by BL from Lisbon on 11-02-2014 12:05:00

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Edition 1264
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