Already for the tenth time the HELGA! Festival Award and the NORDEN - The Nordic Arts Festival really clears the air: The GREENEST WIESE can now be found at the NORDEN in Schleswig.
An independent jury of experts selected the three best festivals from Germany in different categories from numerous entries. The best festivals of the year will then be honored at the Reeperbahn Festival in Hamburg. At the award ceremony on September 21, the NORDEN Festival received the first prize in the category Greenest Meadow and now officially counts as the most sustainable festival in Germany!
But that's not all! Already on 08.09.2023 at the NORDEN Festival, we were awarded by the Schleswig-Holstein Minister of Economics Claus Ruhe Madsen, the prize "PROJECT SUSTAINABILITY" endowed with 1,000 EURO. This prize was awarded in the original during the celebrations for the Day of German Unity in Hamburg on 02.10.2023 at 15.30 on the NDR main stage at the Jungfernstieg. Dörte Busse-Meyn (RENN.nord) addressed touching words to the NORDEN team in her Ladatio:
"You give inspiration: The supporting program includes numerous actors who contribute to sustainable development with forward-looking ideas. You live the message that a festival can not only be entertainment, but also a platform for inspiration of positive changes in our society.
This commitment does not go unseen and so I am pleased to award the NORDEN Festival today as an outstanding sustainability project in the category "N - Now and Locally" by Projekt Nachhaltigkeit. The NORDEN Festival has become a role model for sustainable event management and shines as a beacon project between the seas. Dear Manfred Pakusius, dear Marno Happ, dear team - congratulations!"