Sustainability

HOW WE’RE CARING ABOUT OUR PLANET

As festival organisers we recognise that like every industry live events have a direct impact on the local and wider environment. Every decision we make includes an assessment of how it could be achieved in a more sustainable way.

Here are some of the ways in which we try to be more sustainable:

  • Assess environmental impact at the start of the planning process
  • Including sustainability clauses in contracts with our suppliers
  • Reducing, reusing and recycling wherever possible
  • Communicating electronically rather than by paper
  • Minimising the impact of travel
Person cycling on a road.

Transport

In order to reduce the need for and impact of travel, wherever possible we:

  • Use video calls when physical meetings with travel aren’t vital
  • Provide any accommodation within walking distance of the venue
  • Encourage the public to walk, cycle, take the bus or other forms of public transport
Three people stood, looking over a festival.

Suppliers

We aim to work with environmentally conscious and sustainable suppliers:

  • That our main suppliers aim to procure from local businesses, to reduce carbon footprints
  • Supplier’s must comply with the event organiser’s waste management requirements

Food Retailers

Our aim is to have as many locally based retailers as possible, that

  • Serve fresh produce in season
  • Source produce of ‘assurance standards’, such as Red Tractor, LEAF Marque or DEFRA registered
  • Fish from sustainably managed and local sources
  • Retail and promote seafood that is from healthy stocks and responsible caught
  • Use fairly traded products, such as coffee, tea, bananas and chocolate
  • Ensure they provide vegetarian or vegan options and choices suited to specific dietary requirements
  • Work with wholesale who share our values
  • Use no plastic straws, cutlery…or polystyrene
  • Only use bottled water from recycled materials
Keep the cycle going recycling bin.

Waste

We work closely with our waste supplier to provide and promote recycling solutions across the festival:

  • We avoid excessive paper by working electronically
  • Use paper that is recycled
  • We use double sided printing and non-glossy, recycled paper
  • Clearly labelled bins to help us recycle more
  • Any waste that cannot be recycled will be turned into clean energy
Wooden sign on a beach

Raising Awareness

We make our stakeholders aware of the sustainability measures being taken to improve the image and reputation of the event.

Proudly Working With

VIOW Isle of Wight logo white.
Red Funnel organisation logo
Muddy Stilettos organisation logo
Hatting Valley organisation logo.