Pinkpop is becoming greener and greener. In 2008 Pinkpop received the Green ’n Clean Award from Yourope, ‘the most important Association of European Festivals’. This association stimulates the collaboration and sharing of knowledge within the festival world. It stands for the ‘improvement of the festival industry’, in a social context, with regard to safety and environmental issues and promoting cross-border exchange of live music talent in Europe. In order to receive this Green ’n Clean Award, a festival needs to meet a set of demands concerning sustainable management, transport, waste control, energy use and the proper use of food and water. Pinkpop works hard each year to achieve this and continues to make the event greener and reduce its ecological footprint.
Pinkpop also supports the initiative DUURCOOP (Coöperatie Duurzame Evenementen Limburg). Enthusiastically supported by Jan Smeets, several Limburg organizations join hands to increase sustainability of small and middle-large events in the region.