Environmental sustainability is still high on the agenda for festival organisers despite the recession forcing some events to tighten belts.  According to research from ‘A Greener Festival’ which analysed the environmental assessments made at 37 festivals in 2009 and 32 in 2008.  The results showed that despite a difficult economic time, organisers are still focused on making their events as green as possible.

Yurt promoting Green issues in Norwich

The research showed that 97 percent of festivals implemented green good practice and 94 percent and 97 percent respectively promote lift sharing and the use of public transport.

But there was mixed news when it came to recycling – as though 94 percent of festivals have prioritised recycling plans, there was a 24 percent reduction in recyling plastics and glass.

There was also a big jump in the number of festivals who now promote environmental issues on-site or on their websites, jumping 17 percent to 94 percent in total.

Several of the the ‘Greener Festival Award 2009’ winners collected their awards at the UK Festival Awards 2009 on Thursday 19th November.

Winners included Bestival, Camp Bestival, The Cambridge Folk Festival, Croissant Neuf Summer Party, Download, Hard Rock Calling, Standon Calling and Wireless .

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Over The Moon Tents often make use of surplus military equipment.  It is a good form of recycling that enables us to purchase military grade equipment that is often superior to alternate commercially available equipment.

As well as our vintage ex -army marquee for hire, we also use old ammo boxes for carrying metal tent-anchor spikes; ex-helicopter cargo nets for securing loads to trailers; large holdall sacks for our cushions; ropes and bungees for securing sooo many things; a Sankey trailer for towing a generator; and surplus clothing can make for very hard wearing work-wear.

 We love scouring surplus stores wherever we find them to see what the latest gear may be in, and it’s fun figuring out uses for stuff the military no longer needs. 

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Army Marquee at a green wedding in Devon, August 2008