A Greener Festival is launching its annual competition for GREAT BIG GREEN IDEAS in collaboration with 3 times Greener Festival Award winner Croissant Neuf Summer Party!
The competition 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. Previous years entries include 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”.
“We’ve been overwhelmed each year by the significant response and useable ideas that come from this campaign. The audience really have the power to help festivals improve their environmental impact on many levels. Croissant Neuf Summer party are pioneers in this realm and we look forward to seeing what actions the combination of these two great forces will produce” said Claire O’Neill, Co Founder A Greener Festival.
Great Big Green Ideas 2013 should be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject “GREAT BIG GREEN IDEAS”. They need to be in English or with an English translation and should be no more than 100 words long. The best ideas will be published on this website.
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 from bands including Gaz Brookfield and The Undercover Hippy, goodies from Fairy Glass and other festival swag including an exclusive CNSP crew T-shirt, AND THE WINNER RECEIVES TWO FREE WEEKEND TICKETS TO CROISSANT NEUF SUMMER PARTY!
Festival Director Andy Hope had this to say:
“Croissant Neuf have pioneered the use of solar power at outdoor events for 25 years and our festival makes use of many great green ideas from top quality recycling to locally sourced everything – but we don’t know it all . . . .So, if you have an idea or cunning scheme to help us make our party even more friendly to the local environment please shout it at us now and be in with the chance of winning 2 free tickets to the UK’s greenest grooviest do!
We look forward to hearing you wonderful Big Green Ideas for 2013! Be the change you want to see!
Croissant Neuf Summer Party, 8th – 11th August, Monmouthshire, Wales.
For more information and see http://www.croissantneuf.co.uk