THE TOP TEN Green Festivals in the UK
As music festivals get increasingly popular across the UK, more and more festivals small and large are beginning to consider the impact they are having on the environment. Here are the top 10 Festivals who have gone green in the UK.
As music festivals get increasingly popular across the UK, more and more festivals small and large are beginning to consider the impact they are having on th... more
Bestival has won A Greener Festival Award 5 years in a row! You can't get much greener than that but Bestival are continually looking for ways to be greener.
At Download festival attendees are encouraged to join in with recycling initiatives by offering incentives for returned cups or for bags of cans collected.
Glastonbury works hard to protect the habitats of wildlife in areas surrounding the festival site. They even created a reserve in the middle of the site for a deer that wondered in to the festival in 2005.
Shambala prides itself on being a green festival. They even offer guided cycle rides into the festival to encourage people to arrive without a car.
The Big Tent Festival
The Big Tent Festival is Scotland's largest green festival, along with music and activities at this festival you can even get involved in debates about social and green issues.
Another festival with great green initiatives, including reusable beer cups, separating waste and a salvage initiative where discarded camping equipment is collected and given to charity.
The Big Chill
Doesn't advertise itself as a green festival but it has a strict 'leave no trace policy' and hands out recycling bags to all festival goers on arrival.
Green Man Festival
The Green Man festival ask for those attending to keep the area beautiful and help them to do so by handing out recycling and rubbish bags as well as hiring litter pickers.
The Big Green Coach helps people reduce their carbon footprint when travelling to the Creamfields festival.
T in the Park
T in the Park also won A Greener Festival Award for increasing awareness of green issues, they were praised for encouraging people to reduce cars travelling to the festival using public transport instead.
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