Chris Johnson

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Chris is co-founder and Operations Director of Shambala Festival, now in its 20th year.

He is a passionate pioneer of greening the festival sector, co-founding and chairing Powerful Thinking, the UK’s think-do tank on sustainable energy, authoring the Show Must On Report (2015), launching the Vision:2025.

Chris is co-founder and CEO of charity Energy Revolution, and co-founded RAW Bottles.

He is a regular speaker, conference programmer, sustainability consultant, lecturer, a member of the AFO advisory board, a committed campaigner, and the Associate for Festivals and Events with Julie’s Bicycle.

In 2018 Chris was awarded the national P.E.A Green Pioneer Award. He was also awarded the Outstanding Contribution Award by the Association Festival Organisers for his campaigning work in the industry.

My Sessions

Panel: The Garden of Eden – A Vision for a Sustainable Industry

Festival experts reflect on the year, sharing practical insights from their own initiatives and discussing what has been an unprecedented season for action on climate change; from going plastic free as part of the Drastic on Plastic pledge and the take your tent home / say no to single use campaign to audience travel, waste, reuse, ‘designing out’ plastics and […]


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