Isle Of Wight Festival 2012 launches Love Your Tent

Environmental initiative hopes to get people to take their tents home

Photographer:Sara Bowrey

Chris Eustace - 14 February 2012

Created with the Eco Action Partnership, sustainability consultants to the Isle of Wight Festival and A Greener Festival, there will be a free-to-book Love Your Tent camping field, and campers who sign up to ‘The Tent Commandments’ will receive a Eco Island Greenback loyalty card, which will give discounts on goods and services across the island and on the festival site.

Organisers estimate that one in six festival-goers left their tent onsite after last year’s event, with 25% of the festival’s landfill waste being made up of tents, gazebos and camping equipment.

More information, and the chance to win prizes, can be found on the Love Your Tent Facebook page.

The ‘Tent Commandments’ are:
1. Thou shalt Love Your Tent.
2. Thou shalt not buy cheap, one-use tents, but invest in one that will last for years to come.
3. Thou shalt never leave your tent anywhere for someone else to dismantle and take to landfill (recycling facilities for all tent components currently don't exist)
4. Thou shalt RESPECT your tent and the area in which you pitch it, making sure you clean up after yourself…during and after a weekend of partying at the Festival.
5. Thou shalt spread the word and encourage others to Love Their Tent
6. Thou shalt clearly demonstrate your devotion to your tent and send evidence to for a chance to win 2013 Isle of Wight Festival tickets. (Keep it clean people)
7. Thou shalt love thy neighbour and not disturb them by playing bongos at 4am.
8. Thou shalt follow all additional on-site guidelines in order to keep the respect for others and the environment.
9. Thou shalt join our community and keep up to date on news from Festival land as well as the chance to enter other exclusive competitions.
10. Thou shalt be happy campers and share the love.

The Isle of Wight Festival 2012 takes place at Seaclose Park, Newport, Isle Of Wight on 22-24 June.

Isle Of Wight Festival tickets are on sale now, with weekend camping tickets priced at £187.50 (including booking fee).

Click to buy Isle Of Wight Festival tickets.

Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band, Pearl Jam and Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers will headline this year’s festival, with the likes of Elbow, Example, Biffy Clyro, Tinie Tempah and Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds also set to play.

Click here for the full Isle Of Wight Festival line-up.


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