Help make A Greener Festival for 2008
Your ideas wanted to make events more environmentally sound
Photographer: Sara Bowrey10 September 2007
The new competition, Great Green Ideas, was launched at this weekend's Bestival by the campaigning and information website AGreenerFestival.
In addition, Glastonbury Festival and Peats Ridge Festival in Australia will all be asking their fans for their best ideas.
AGreenerFestival co-founder Ben Challis explained: "Some of the very best ideas that improve
festivals come from fans and its time we ask people who go to events how they want to get greener. This year we have seen
a huge increase in the number of tents abandoned at festivals and these, along with personal carbon footprints, are just two
of the things we want fans to think about. Sometimes really simple ideas are the best so any ideas on reducing waste, recycling
and preventing pollution would be really welcome as well."
Your Great Green Ideas should be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org and should be in English or with an English translation and be no more than 100 words long.
The best entries will be published on the website and the
winners will be put in a prize draw to win one of five prize bags featuring loads of CDs by Orbital, Travis, Badly Drawn Boy,
Jamie T, Take That, LCD Soundsystems, Feeder and the Glastonbury Anthems DVD.
The AGreenerfestival.com team are committed to helping music and arts festivals around the world adopt environmentally friendly practices through providing information, education and the simple exchange of ideas.
Recent initiatives launched by the site include a message
board for swapping ideas, a new cartoon character, EcoGirl, who can be used to promote recycling and car-sharing and a new
award for Green Festivals called the Greener Festival Award. The first winners of the new awards will be
announced at the UK Festival Awards on 6 November 2007.