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HAPPY CHRISTMAS AND A HAPPY NEW YEAR

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To those of our readers who celebrate Christmas, can we wish you all a very very happy Christmas, and can we wish everyone a happy, fulfilling and contended 2013.

In 2013 we will be launching our new audience research, which sampled the opinions of nearly 2,300 music fans, and Ben and Teresa Moore from Bucks New University will present the findings at at a special GO Europe Green Events panel at the EuroSonic Conference in Groningen, Netherlands on January 11th.

We are busy planning our Green Events and Innovations conference set for March 7th 2013 (in Climate Week in the UK) at the International Live Music Conference in London with some really excellent panels, workshops and speakers and the theme “saving by reducing”.

We are hoping to plant hundreds more trees in ‘Festival Wood’ in Dundreggan in Scotland – 10,000 acres of wild land near Loch Ness which will be part of the new Caledonian Forest. We already have over 600 trees planted, and we had great support this year from festivals including Deer Shed, Bestival, Belladrum Tartan Heart, Glastonbury and End of the Road, and our  friends at Big Green Coach, ID&C, Stack Cup and Peppermint Bars. and look forward to lots more planting next year!

And of course we will be running our Greener Festival Awards scheme for the seventh year, again supported by Robertson Taylor Insurance Brokers and the UK Festival Awards.

As ever, here’s to a greener 2013!

Amie, Ben, Claire, Helen and Luke, and all of our wonderful volunteers