Our friends at A Greener Festival have launched their annual competition for Great Big Green Ideas. 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 AGF 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 AGF want festival-goers 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. Last year's ideas including the winning entry from Natalie Porter which developed a scheme to reduce food waste at festivals. The runners-up included 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”.
Great Big Green Ideas 2011 should be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please put 'Great Big Green Idea' in the subject box. They need to be in English or with an English translation and should be no more than 100 words long. They need to be received by midnight on April 30th 2011. The judges' decisions are final and the best ideas will be published on AGF's 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 music CDs and DVDs and other festival swag.
You can find out more about the competition and A Greener Festival at www.agreenerfestival.com.