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More Greener Festival awards presented

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A Greener Festival

The team behind AGreenerFestival have announced thirteen more events that have been given a Greener Festival Award for being nice to the planet beneath our feet, as all groovy festivals should be. The new list comes in addition to that published last month, and brings the total number of fests impressing Team Green this year up to 41.

Here are the latest additions:

Lightening In A Bottle (USA) – Outstanding
Latitude (UK) – Highly Commended
Rock The Green (USA) – Highly Commended
Symbiosis Gathering: Pyramid Eclipse (USA) – Highly Commended
Calgary Folk Music Festival (Canada) Commended
Leeds Festival (UK) – Commended
Reading Festival (UK) – Commended
Hadra Trance (France) – Commended
Sled Island (Canada) – Commended
Barclaycard Wireless (UK) – Improving
Hard Rock Calling (UK) – Improving
Milton Keynes Festival Fringe (UK) – Improving
T In The Park (UK) – Improving

And here is a quote from AGreenerFestival co-founder Ben Challis: “This year we saw a reduced number of events winning our award – 41 winners, down from 47 in 2011. The appallingly wet weather in the UK certainly had a negative effect, as did festival cancellations around the world, and the global recession didn’t help either. But we are so proud of our winners, especially as some events had to battle against extreme weather just to stage their shows. All are worthy winners”.

Four winners of Green Inspiration Awards have also been announced, for eco-initiatives that have particularly impressed the AGreenerFestival team. And those go to…

Boom Festival for their STAR waste water recycling scheme (Portugal)
Shambala Festival for their ‘Surplus Supper Club’ food recycling scheme (UK)
Food and farming alliance Sustain for their ‘Good Food For Festivals Guide’ (UK)
Open Air Festival for their on-site biodigesters (Czech Republic)

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