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2019’s UK A Greener Festival Award Winner Green Gathering!!

Congratulations to the UK A Greener Festival Award Winner 2019, Green Gathering!!!!!

We at AGF honour the brilliant people of Green Gathering for their visionary sustainability practices and policies. Leading by example, Green Gathering demonstrate how a sustainability education paired with low impact alternatives, reduce waste and change perceptions. Here are some of the key policy takeaways the 2019 UK A Greener Festival Award Winner Green Gathering!!

Electric power & lighting

UK A Greener Festival Award Winner Green Gathering!!
Renewable energy meets the energy demands for Green Gathering
UK A Greener Festival Award Winner Green Gathering!!
Wind among other forms of renewables combine to supply the energy needed

Policy: Power used at the festival is derived from renewable sources.

Transport

Policy: Crew, artists and the public are to be encouraged to minimise emissions in their travel choices. On site journeys should be minimised when possible and fuel-efficient driving methods adhered to.

 

UK A Greener Festival Award Winner Green Gathering!!
We encourage public transport use, cycling, walking and lift-sharing

 

Heating and cooking

Policy: Energy for heating and cooking to be derived from sustainable sources where possible.

UK A Greener Festival Award Winner Green Gathering!!
All wood used for fuel is locally sourced scrap wood or from sustainably managed local woodland.

Food and drink

Policy: Local and affordable 100% meat- & fish-free food and ethically/sustainably sourced fair trade products such as beverages. Strict rules for minimising disposable waste and fully compostable system.

UK A Greener Festival Award Winner Green Gathering!!
Sustainable Waste Disposable

Bars

Policy: Alcohol sourced from local producers and/or sustainable sources served in reusable containers. Only in-house bars on site, aiming to raise funds to support The Green Gathering festival.

UK A Greener Festival Award Winner Green Gathering!!
Bars only use sturdy reusable glasses, with deposits to encourage their return

Re-use, recycling and waste

Policy: The use of disposable items and production of waste is discouraged and minimised by promotion of reuse, upcycling and repair. Genuine waste is composted or recycled where possible and education is provided on recycling categories and minimising waste to landfill/incineration.

UK A Greener Festival Award Winner Green Gathering!!
Waste is separated into 14 different categories and recycling team Greensweep hand separates any waste that gets mixed up.

Education, social impact & behaviour change

Policy: To encourage positivity, communication, offer information and knowledge across the festival and through social media to stimulate and inspire current and future generations of responsible humans.

What The Award Means

As the world is finally waking up to environmental issues, festivals/individuals have consequently taken positive steps to make, sustainable changes. For the 11th year, A Greener Festival will participate at the UK Festival Awards, presenting its eponymous and highly respected, A Greener Festival Award. This prestigious accolade celebrates the festival AGF recognises as most effective in its dedication to sustainability. As a result, AGF champions exemplary operations and shine a light on the people and organisations making significant progress in sustainable events.

 

UK A Greener Festival Award Winner Green Gathering!!
Let’s not go back to the dark ages! Sustainability begins now!!!

The Assesment Details

Firstly, assessments include 10 categories, waste, power, water, transport, communications and local area impacts. Additionally. festivals that apply undergo rigorous assessment including, site visits from AGF’s expert assessors and cutting edge, post-event evidence analysis. This year’s nominees have shown a real dedication to sustainability and improving the industry. We at AGF feel compelled to honour those industry leaders making a greener future. We, therefore, demand advances in sustainability get the exposure and above all, the respect they deserve. 

UK A Greener Festival Award Winner Green Gathering!!
Some green bathers enjoying the festivities

 A Greener Festival Award

To be nominated for the UK Greener Festival Award 2020 get in touch with A Greener Festival and get involved in sustainable events for you and the betterment of our planet.