Forty-three festivals around the world have won the 2013 A Greener Festival Award.
The accolade, which is awarded by environmental campaign group, A Greener Festival, identifies environmentally aware festivals throughout Europe, Africa, North and South America and Australia.
Each festival has to sign up to a strict check-list of environmental good practice and each event is inspected by one or more independent environmental auditors.
The festivals are also invited to provide evidence of environmental policies, waste management plans, analysis of CO2 and other greenhouse gas emissions.
Some of the winners this year include Shambala Festival (pictured), Glastonbury Festival and Cambridge Folk Festival.
“This year has been an encouraging year for environmentally aware events,” said A Green Festival director Helen Innes.
“Rising fuel costs prove the good sense in reducing power use, and the ever increasing costs in disposing of waste prove the importance of managing waste and having sensible recycling policies.”
The overall winner of the UK’s Greenest Festival Award will be announced at the UK Festival Awards at the Roundhouse in London, on 2 December.
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Posted on: 14/11/13