Great Big Green Ideas competition opens!

Start suggesting environmentally-friendly ideas now!

14 March 2011

The contest is open to all festival fans to suggest new ideas to promote environmental friendliness at festivals and get events greener. 

Some of the very best ideas that improve festivals come from the people that go to them and we want to ask YOU how you want to get greener. Abandoned tents and personal carbon footprints to and from festivals 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.

Last year’s entries including the winning entry from Natalie Porter which developed a scheme to reduce food waste at festivals, and runners up were a very clever idea from Gearoid Maher called “Reduction by Inflation”, focusing on reducing emissions from private cars, by offering a free tyre check and inflation service to all vehicles queuing to enter festival car parks and Ben Harris’s plans to convert human waste into free energy by  “putting the ‘pee’ back into power”.
Great Big Green Ideas 2011 should be emailed to

They need to be in English or with an English translation and should be no more than 100 words long and need to be received by midnight on 30 April 2011.

The best ideas will be published on VF and the judges decision is final!
The top entries will be put into a draw for one winning and two runners up festival goodie bags each of which will include various CDs, DVDs and other festival swag including an exclusive Glastonbury Festival crew T-shirt, AND two pairs of return coach tickets to any UK festival serviced by our friends at Big Green Coach (and there are lots including Creamfields, V, Sonisphere, End of the Road, Wakestock and Kendal Calling!) so you can travel greenly and cleanly and freely!

Great Big Green ideas is supported by
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