We are launching another GREAT BIG GREEN IDEAS competition for festival fans to suggest new ideas to promote environmental friendliness at festivals and get events greener. The new competition will launch on Tuesday the 5th May with partners VirtualFestivals and the Big Issue. The first competition in 2008 produced some really good ideas – from banning sauce sachets (what’s wrong with a reusable bottle!) to promoting green travel like coaches and cycling to using bio-digesters to reduce waste and was a smash hit with Festival Organisers who have started to adopt many of the ideas sent in. The best ideas will be published on AGreenerFestival’s website and the ultimate winner will receive a goodie bag crammed full of CDs, DVDs and exclusive festival merchandise from a number of festivals including Glastonbury, Latitude, Leeds, Reading and T-in-the-Park as well as CDs from The Verve, Futureheads, the Klaxons and the BRITS album 2009 in it’s environmentally friendly packaging
Agreenerfestivals co-founder Ben Challis explained that “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. It’s still fairly shocking to see just how many tents are still abandoned at festivals and these, along with fan’s personal carbon footprints from travel are just two of the things we want everyone to think about. Sometimes really simple ideas are the best so any ideas on reducing waste, recycling and preventing pollution would be really welcome.”
Great Big Green Idea should be emailed to email@example.com(in English please) and the closing date is midnight on Monday the 25th May 2009. The winning entry and other good ideas will be published at www.agreenerfestival.com, www.virtualfestivals.com and elsewhere.
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Our thanks to Festival Republic, Live Nation, The Glastonbury Festival, BRITS Awards Ltd and Big Life Management for the prizes.