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Blog: Festival stats show modest green gains

By benchallis on 05 March 2012

A Greener Festival have announced that they will be presenting the findings from their analysis of the 2011 Greener Festival Awards scheme at their upcoming Green Events & Innovations conference, scheduled for March 16th 2012 at London’s So... read more

A Greener Festival: Green News

By benchallis on 25 May 2011

We had a massive number of entries into this year's Great Big Green Ideas competition - the competition that lets you suggest new greenining initiatives to festival organisers. It's taken some time to look at all the ideas but we now have the winners... read more

A Greener Festival announce the Great Big Green Ideas 2011 winners

By benchallis on 25 May 2011

A number of entries were very keen on promoting alternatives to the car – in particular we liked Peter Nolan’s idea of giving green travellers real advantages in ditching the car – by allowing them early entry to the festival site a... read more

A Greener Festival announce 2011 Australian Award winners

By benchallis on 18 May 2011

It can’t have escaped you that the weather has been terrible in Australia in the last twelve months - so congratulations to all of the Australian A GREENER FESTIVAL AWARD WINNERS 2011 for their brilliant efforts in reducing their environmental... read more

Statistics show green gains at festivals

By benchallis on 05 May 2011

Environmental campaign group A Greener Festival has now published details of the annual analysis of all of the entries into the 2010 Greener Festival Awards scheme, which shows just how far festivals around the world have come in adopting environment... read more

Green Events Conference: A Big Success

By benchallis on 27 April 2011

Photo: panellists at the Green Events and Innovations Conference with, from L- R, Tom Davidson (Buffalo Power), Teresa Moore (Bucks), Andy Mead (Firefly Solar), Sam Jenner (Eco-Charge Technology), Helen Heathfield (Julies Bicycle), Juliet Ross Kelly... read more

New Conference Looks At New Ways To Green Events

By benchallis on 11 April 2011

We've been busy and having been giving presentations to conferences in Finland and Hungary - and about to go to Belgium - so we thought we would look at doing something on greening festivals back in good old Blighty! So now a host of most excellent a... read more

A Greener Festival presents 'Green Events And Innovations'

By benchallis on 23 March 2011

It’s called GREEN EVENTS AND INNOVATIONS and takes place on Wednesday April 20th 2011 at Buckinghamshire New University, Alexandra Road, High Wycombe HP11 1JZ. Regular trains (up to six per hour) run from Marylebone and Birmingham to High Wycom... read more

A Greener Festival: festivals to combat climate change

By benchallis on 10 March 2011

Glastonbury Festival has already announced U2, Coldplay and Beyonce as Pyramid Stage headliners for an amazing weekend of fun  - and have now announced some green travel initiatives for 2011. As one of the world's largest outdoor gatherings, Gla... read more

A Greener Festival: Say "no" to Chinese lanterns

By benchallis on 26 January 2011

Yes, they are beautiful, yes they are fun, and yes, many have a great emotional attachment to them. And now it seems that no celebration is complete without them. But they are a menace to farmers, crops and farm animals, to the wildlife and the envir... read more

A Greener Festival Blog #10

By benchallis on 11 October 2010

A further fifteen UK, North American and European festivals have been named as winners of the prestigious Greener Festival Award 2010 making a grand total of 47 winners in 2010. The new winners include Bonnaroo (USA), Lightning in a Bottle (USA), Wes... read more

A Greener Festival Blog #9

By benchallis on 06 October 2010

Lee, who heads up our Greener Festival Award environmental assessing team in North America, had this to say about Osheaga in Montreal, Canada, headlined by Arcade Fire, Snoop Dogg, Keane, Weezer and The National. The festival is sited on reclaimed la... read more

Our First Greener Festival Awards for 2010 are out!

By benchallis on 07 September 2010

Twenty three UK and European festivals have been awarded our prestigious Greener Festival Award 2010, joining the nine Australian Festivals who were named at the beginning of the year. A final list of recipients of the Award, including additional UK,... read more

A Greener Festival Blog #7

By benchallis on 23 August 2010

A very cool tree bar at Standon Calling - and a 50p cup deposit mean no waste!A very cool tree bar at Standon Calling - and a 50p cup deposit mean no waste!
If you missed it, you can check out a really good report on greener festivals from the BBC as part of the Countryfile programme, which was first shown on Sunday 23rd August and is now up on the BBC iPlayer. It features contributions from our very own... read more

Sonisphere a great big green hit!

By benchallis on 06 August 2010

It was a busy week for A Greener Festival environmental auditors: our new assessor Clare was off to the ever enjoyable Cambridge Folk Festival, Kim and Pomme had Kendal Calling and I got the big metal banana itself, the now 60,000 capacity Sonisphere... read more

The New Greener Festival Awards Trophy For 2010 Is Unveiled

By benchallis on 02 August 2010

Photo:  Ben ChallisPhoto: Ben Challis
Winners of the 2010 Greener Festival Award are set to get our brand new trophy - although its not exactly brand spanking new as each trophy is made out of a recycled wine bottle - but with a brand new label design by our very own Luke Westbury, indic... read more

A Greener Festival @ Lounge on the Farm

By benchallis on 26 July 2010

Lounge on the Farm is a fantastic ten thousand capacity festival that is now a well established part of the Kent music calendar. Set in rolling farmland near Canterbury, the festival has a real emphasis on local – local foods, local juices and... read more

A Greener Festival Blog #3

By benchallis on 19 July 2010

Firstly, congratulations to all of the winners of the competition to win a copy of our brilliant double CD and download album ‘FESTIVALS HARVEST’ – if you have won, you would have got a email from us by now. And almost all of Virtua... read more

Great Big Green ideas - the winners!

By benchallis on 21 June 2010

The entries are in - the judges have judged – and in the end after much deliberation we have one clear winner, Natalie Porter, and two most excellent runners up, Gearoid Maher and Ben Harris. We had so many good ideas we thought we should menti... read more

A Greener Festival Blog #1

By benchallis on 01 June 2010

The first winners of the Greener Festival Award 2010 have been announced – and we have a record breaking eight Australian festivals getting our prestigious Award, topped by Peats Ridge Festival whose team win our outstanding Award for 2010. The... read more

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