A Greener Festival Award shortlist released

UK Festival Awards will honour the most environmental sustainable event

Photographer:Jason Downes

16 October 2008

The Big Chill, Bestival, Summer Sundae Weekender, Shambala, Reading and Leeds Festivals, End Of The Road, Waveform Festival and Scotland's Hydro Connect have all been applauded for their green efforts.

The most environmentally sustainable event will be honoured at this year's UK Festival Awards on 30 October. Click HERE to vote for your favourite festivals, bands and moments.

Boom in Portugal, Electric Picnic in Ireland, Australia's Southbound and Rothbury Festival in the USA have also made the shortlist.

Speaking about the festivals on the list A Greener Festival co-founder Claire O'Neill said, "This year applications for our awards more than doubled and this is fantastic news. More and more festivals are making the effort go green and adopt environmentally friendly practices.

Some festivals are still improving and going through a steep learning curve, others are old hands now who keep improving their green credentials year on year. The UK and international festival scene is now making a concerted effort to be leaders in changing behaviour to protect the environment."

A Greener Festival is a kitemark for environmental sustainability at festivals and it requires the completion of a seven part questionnaire covering event management, travel and transport plans, CO2 emissions, fair trade, waste management and recycling, water management and noise pollution.


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