The city of Tel Aviv is the second largest city in Israel and a major center for culture and entertainment. From 12 – 18 May 2019, Tel Aviv will host the biggest music competition in the world, the Eurovision Song Contest.
Tel Aviv wishes to host the most sustainable and climate friendly Eurovision event to date, by using the event as a platform and example for future large scale events held in the city. This vision is being supported by the national government of Israel and the organisation behind the event, European Broadcasting Union (EBU).
Legacy facilitated a workshop with the city in January 2019, to identify sustainable solutions for the event. We also assisted the city in sourcing suppliers that can assist with the sustainable food and zero waste vision for the Eurovision Song Contest and for future large scale events held in the city.
The C40 City Solutions Platform workshop was held in “The Library” urban innovation space in Tel Aviv in January 2019 and comprised two days of co-creation activities to develop sustainable event solutions. The workshop was preceded by a site visit to the Eurovision concert venue (The Expo), the Ganei Yehoshua Park and the Charles Clore Park.
The city is particularly interested in solutions that will enable them to host the event with a focus on zero waste and sustainable food, thereby reducing the city’s carbon footprint of large public events and mitigating the city’s overall environmental impact.