We've been shortlisted for the Greener Festival UK Festival Award

Thursday 12 October 2017

The shortlist for this year’s A Greener Festival UK Festival Awards has been announced and we’re thrilled to say that Cambridge Folk Festival has made the list!

The festival has worked incredibly hard over the last few years to reduce its Carbon Footprint and become more environmentally friendly. This was seen around the festival site by using re-fillable pint glasses, which we estimate has saved over 40,000 plastic glasses from being thrown away each year, the creation of recycling points throughout the camping area and inviting Cambridge Friends of The Earth to run a stall to promote the importance of recycling whilst at the festival. The trader stands also donated any leftover bread, fruit and vegetables which was distributed to Cambridge Community Lunches.

Above: Cherry Hinton, The Folk Festival site is home to an abundance of wildlife. 

Our commitment to becoming a greener festival also carried through to our social media platforms where we regularly tweeted about ways to help the site stay clean and tidy and we also created a special live stream from the site’s wilderness area for people to enjoy on the Folk Festival’s Facebook page.

Our thanks for making the shortlist goes to all of the volunteers and workers who helped to keep the site clean and tidy and during the weekend and Cambridge Friends of the Earth, Recycle for Cambridge and Amey Cespa. We we're very lucky to win this award in 2016.

Above: The Folk Festival camping area on the first Monday after the festival. Folk Festival attendees certainly know how to clear up after a big festival!

We’re over the moon to make the shortlist and the awards ceremony will be held at Printworks London on Thursday 30 November. We’re up against some other fabulous festivals, to see who else made the shortlist and find out more about the Greener Festival Award Uk Festival Awards click HERE 

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