We have continued our efforts to support green initiatives and reduce any impact made on our environment and local communities.
Looking ahead to 2020 we are working with events to look at the options of having a one-stop shop at your event, using local suppliers to provide all food, drinks and consumables for our concessions. This will significantly reduce transport and site traffic have a positive impact on the carbon footprint of your event. We will be requesting that ALL traders have a vegan option on their menus and use local seasonal and fair-trade produce.
Encourage traders to offer incentives to customers who bring their own food containers.
Encourage all staff to make use of the reusable water bottle provided to them by Green Events Co.
Ensure traders purchase consumables that are recyclable and then recycle them accordingly
Green Events Co. work with both 8th Plate and Open Kitchen MCR to co-ordinate with traders to collect surplus food and redistribute it to the people around the UK who need it, significantly reducing the food waste at your events.
The food that has been intercepted is transformed into amazing meals for all through a range of activities. This incentive tackles food waste and its huge environmental impacts, access to enough food and great food for all, and social inclusion.
During 2019 we salvaged hundreds of kilos of bread, dairy, vegetables, fruit and meat which would have otherwise gone to landfill at the expense of the event. Our mission is to “feed bellies not bins!”
Energy Revolution is a charity that helps festivals, audiences, suppliers and artists to act on climate change by measuring and reducing fossil fuel travel and balancing unavoidable emissions a with direct investment in projects that create clean renewable energy.
Green Events Co is working in partnership with Energy Revolution to tackle climate change. Green Events Co calculates travel carbon emissions to and from events and makes financial donations to ‘balance’ them. 100% of donations are invested in renewable energy projects; turning the travel carbon emissions into a world-changing positive investment.
Past donations have gone to powering wind turbine and reforestation projects in India, community owned solar and wind projects across the UK as well as helping homeowners install solar PV and biomass heating systems in charity-owned outdoor pursuit centres.
Energy Revolution works with over 40 of the UK’s best-loved events, including Boomtown, Shambala, Download, Reading, Wilderness, Kendal Calling, Bluedot and Port Eliot. Together Energy Revolution’s members have balanced over 5 million fossil fuel travel miles since 2015! We’re working with them to help them reach their target of 10 million miles by 2020.
For more information visit www.energy-revolution.org.uk