We're very pleased to announce that Glastonbury is among the festivals which have been awarded the 2009 Greener Festival Award. Six English festivals, one Scottish, one Italian, two American and five Australian events are the first recipients of the coveted 2009 Greener Festival Award, acknowledging the events' efforts to reduce their environmental impact.
The Greener Award is based on a 56 point checklist which covers green office policies, energy use and carbon reduction, travel and transport, support for green initiatives, waste management, recycling, water use and environmental protection and noise pollution and the Awards organisers have a team of environmental auditors who visit festivals to assess environmental good practice and effective green policies.
All the award winners in 2009 will receive a special trophy designed by sixth form student Sade Goddard from Keswick School in Cumbria whose competition winning design is constructed from recycled plastics made from crushed CDs, remoulded plastic water bottles and unwanted wellington boots. The recycled plastic boards made by Smile Plastics “combine a strong environmental message with an evocative and distinctive appeal linked to the processing of plastic waste”.
For more information see www.agreenerfestival.com.