Pioneering sustainability festival The Green Gathering was shortlisted for five awards and scooped the Greener Power accolade at the International Greener Festival Awards in London this month.
A Greener Festival spokesperson said:
“For the second year running the AGF Greener Power Award goes to the pioneers of the 100% renewable energy festival, The Green Gathering. This festival empowers participants to realise the possibilities of living off-grid. The festival runs on solar energy (plus sometimes a little wind or cycle power). All campsites, all campervan areas, medical tent, water pump and production areas are off-grid and renewably powered with no bio-diesel used. A small solar rig powers the public box office and the carparks are powered by solar tower lights.”
Steve Muggeridge, Green Gathering director said:
“The Green Gathering continues to be recognised at a national and International level, as a pioneering and influential event with the development of greener and more sustainable practices across the festival world. The festival’s directors congratulate all the teams that comprise the Green Gathering for sustaining the event and making awards wins like this possible.”
As the festival industry attempts to meet the climate crisis challenge with The Show Must Go On report and pledges such as Drastic on Plastic, The Green Gathering and other independent festivals are innovating and showcasing solutions.