You believe sustainability can be a part of everyone's daily life through action and attitude.
Through practical and innovative solutions, you'd like to make your event the best possible experience for your partners, audiences and you. You believe sustainability can be a part of your activities, whether you are responsible for a sports or a cultural event.
The green shift is now. Through action and dedication you can make sustainability an integrated part of your event.
What we do
We bring new knowledge, understanding and motivation to your event.
With a practical approach, we facilitate the journey to minimize the negative impacts of your event. You'll be able to measure the results of recycling and waste management, have green procurement, smarter transport solutions and energy usage, and economic benefits.
We connect you with sponsors that share your values and take an active part in your event.
We have the competence to guide and the creative drive to inspire. With over 20 years of experience in making sustainable solutions a success, we know that anything is possible. Our extensive network in the live music and sporting industry is here to help, and our consultants will assist in forming new strategies, making sustainability an integrated part of your activities.
We help your organization make the green shift easy and fun.
Lectures, public speaking, workshops and seminars
Sponsorship Training Program - sponsors and sponsees
The Greener Events Foundation was established by the international snowboarding ace Terje Haakonsen and the Norwegian philanthropist Jan Chr. G. Sundt in 2009.
Since the foundation in 2009, Greener Events has delivered environmental consultation and expertise in planning and making events sustainable.
Jan Chr. Sundt
Founder & Board Member
Chairman Jan Christian Sundt is one of the founders of Greener Events. He is a successful business man as well as enthusiastic philanthropist who believes that 'there are three things we cannot compromise on: Environment, food and education. We promote these values and demonstrate that having fun needn't diminish environmental responsibility.
Board member Linnéa Svensson has 15+ years of experience with production, sponsorship and sustainability for events and festivals, including 10 years for the Øya Festival. She mentors organizers of sporting and culture events in implementing sustainability measures and sustainable corporate partnerships. Linnéa is certified as Miljøfyrtårn consultant, and she is also the author of the Sponsorship Handbook for Live Music Organizers (in Norwegian).
Board member Petter Arnestad is founder and owner of Green Retail AS, an envirnomental consultancy firm est. in 2008. He is also a co-founder of Storekeeper AS, a company specialised in data analytics, also in the field of environmental data. Petter has 20 years of experience from working as an advisor on both strategic and operational level with a wide range of environmental issues for the property and retail sector in Norway and Scandinavia. Petter was a co-author of the Environmental Handbook for festivals. He has also served as board member for the Ethical Trading Initiative of Norway.
Board member Dagfrid Forberg is passionate about sports and the environment. She is the deputy leader at the environmental foundation ZERO and the previous secretary-general at the Snowboard Association.
Terje Haakonsen is the co-founder of Greener Events. He is first and foremost known as a highly skilles professional snowboarder and he has won several medals for Norway internationally. Haakonsen started The Arctic Challenge (TAC) along with fellow snowboarder Daniel Franck in the 1999 as an alternative to FIS more formal and commercialized snowboarding competitions. The competition has becime one of the most popular snowboarding competitions in the world, as well as one of Greener Events success stories.