Every Can Counts

Every Can Counts teamed up with Festival Republic to give three students the chance to be a Student Recycling Champion at Reading Festival. Student Recycling Champions worked with Every Can Counts to help promote drinks can recycling and had the chance to see behind the scenes of a major music event. Competition entrants had to impress organisers with a bright idea to encourage more festival-goers to do the right thing with their empty drink cans. Ideas that came in included creating artworks on site from recycled cans, producing stickers to promote the Reading Festival ‘your can counts’ incentive (where bags of empty cans can be exchanged for a free drink token) and offering recyclers the opportunity to fast track the queues for the artists’ signing tent. The project offered the students an opportunity to learn about, and contribute towards, a sustainability issue on the national agenda, experience developing and implementing real life solutions to increase recycling outside the home, and the opportunity to create contacts within the packaging, waste management and sustainability industries....

Green Footsteps Roskilde

Green Footsteps is Roskilde Festival’s environmental campaign that gives festival-goers the opportunity to choose a more eco-friendly life and festival style. The campaign encourages festival guests to act with consideration for the environment by taking Green Footsteps before, during and after the festival. The overall idea is that individual actions have great significance when taking care of the environment. The festival itself takes many green footsteps to take the event towards sustainability. This includes waste management, recycling and composting, container deposits for beer cups and energy management to source renewable energy options. And to encourage a greener footprint by their audience, the Green Footsteps programme has been implemented. It neatly communicates how the audience can be involved and Green Footsteps are found all over the festival site in which the audience can participate. In the initial years of the campaign Green Camps were set up for campers who had taken their own Green Footsteps (eg taking public transport to the event) and allowed them to register to have a spot in these renewable energy powered clean and green campsites. Now the programme has morphed and six Green Camps have been integrated throughout the entire campsite. Festival goers were invited to host a green camp – and invited to put in an application which explains how they will: Minimise the waste Have some fun green activities each day that involve and inspire other festival guests Have some kind of original or unusual theme and a catchy slogan that reflects ‘Green Footsteps’ green feet. Everyone should be able to see immediately that it is a Green Camp The green activities during...

Festival Wood

Giving something back. The Festival Wood is a wild forest regeneration initiative from A Greener Festival. Rather than a carbon offset scheme the project is an opportunity for the festival community to help protect, restore and nurture the great outdoors that we so love to enjoy. Trees for life were selected to collaborate on the initiative due to their outstanding commitment to conserving and restoring the wild forests of the Scottish Highlands. The Festival Woods are beginning in Dundreggan on 10 000 acres of wild land near Loch Ness with a focus on native species grown from locally sourced seeds. The vision is to see the Festival Wood become Festival Forest, a protected, flourishing forest rich with biodiversity. The whole Festival community from festival-goers and artists to suppliers are asked to donate a tree to enable this ongoing restoration....

Join the Love Your Tent campaign

Love Your Tent is a campaign in response to the vast amount of tents and rubbish left behind by people after attending events, and it was inspired by Eco Action Partnership’s work as Sustainability Consultants to the Isle of Wight Music Festival. The aim: Is to make the process of getting up and leaving everything behind you after an event has finished, in order for somebody else to have clear it all up, completely socially unacceptable. This campaign is about behaviour change and we want to encourage people to have more respect, both for their environment and definitely for themselves. www.loveyourtent.com So, what’s the problem? We work on a conservative estimate of 1 to 2 in every 6 tents being left behind, depending on the size of event, the audience demographic, and the all-important weather conditions. Add into this all of the other waste such as chairs, sleeping bags, marquees, pillows, cookers etc, and it means that there is a significant tonnage that is just simply collected and sent to landfill.  We acknowledge the great work that individual event producers are doing to salvage as much as possible from abandoned campsites. But there is only so much demand for second-hand camping equipment, and the salvage programs don’t do much to change attitudes to trashing tents. The Campaign: Our hope is that at every camping event people attend they will see the same actions, the same logo, the same coordinated support and the same message. We’ve made a short film and gathering support from festivals, social media sites, press and campers. We’re setting up an industry recognised standard, with both UK and EU government...

Sign up for a Bag Free Event

If your event falls on July 3 then you have no excuse but to have a ‘Bag Free Day’ event as that is international Bag Free Day! BAG FREE WORLD is the International plastic bag free day, a global action which aims at eliminating or radically reducing the use of single-use plastic bags in the world. If your event is held on any other day, join in the spirit and go bag-free anyway....

Green Energy Sign Up

Partner with a renewable energy provider. Get them to host a stall and challenge your attendees to sign their offices and homes up to a  green energy. The Bellingen Energy Festival is an event actually committed entirely to this concept! energyfestival.org...