A Glastonbury initiative:
And, as always, the work begins at home here at Worthy Farm.
My family have farmed this land for generations – since the 1860s when they walked here with their cows from Dorset to set up at Park Farm – and looking after the fields and the hedges and the livestock has always been our number one concern.
Our big campaign now is ‘Love The Farm… Leave No Trace’ because, for me, that’s what life here is all about.
We have to work as hard as we can on the practical things: today, we are releasing a whole list of environmental issues that we are addressing on site, from encouraging people to travel by public transport right through to great new initiatives on recycling and more efficient ways of powering the festival activities.
Our aim is to get 40,000 people travelling to Glastonbury by coach and train this year – nearly a third of all Festival goers. If we can get people to think about how they are using their cars for the rest of the year too we’ll have taken another step forward.
Today, just as much as in 1970, we have to work hard on our message. Glastonbury Festival is a Midsummer celebration of life and joy, but we must not lose sight of our undertaking to achieve the best possible balance of nature and resources.