The Co-operative Cambridge Folk Festival wins major environmental award for third year running
The Co-operative Cambridge Festival, organised by Cambridge City Council Arts & Entertainments, has once again been awarded the prestigious A Greener Festival Award 2010 for their environmentally friendly efforts for the third year running.
A Greener Festival was set up in 2006 to champion sustainable events and environmentally friendly music and arts festivals. The Award is based on a 56-point checklist which covers green office policies, energy use and carbon reduction, travel and transport, support for green initiatives, waste management, recycling, water use and environmental protection and noise pollution and the Awards organisers have a team of environmental auditors who visit each festival to assess environmental good practice and effective green policies.
The Co-operative Cambridge Folk Festival joins the likes of Glastonbury, T In The Park and Isle of Wight Festival as recipients of this leading eco-award.
Liz Matkin, The Co-operative’s Head of Sponsorship, said, “We’re delighted that The Co-operative Cambridge Folk Festival has picked up another ’A Greener Festival Award’. The Co-operative is committed to tackling climate change and has worked closely with the Festival through the partnership to help the event improve its green credentials year on year. This year we introduced a campaign which rewarded festival-goers to travel to the event in an environmentally friendly way and we’re looking forward to working with the Festival on further green initiatives moving forward.”
Paul Cranfield, Regional Secretary, Central & Eastern Membership said “The Co-operative is pleased to have worked with the Cambridge Folk Festival over the last six years, during which time we have helped the festival to develop its green credentials. This award reflects the continued focus of the festival on environmental issues.”
Debbie Kaye, Head of Arts & Recreation at Cambridge City Council said: ’A Greener Festival is an internationally recognised standard setting scheme and we are delighted that the Festival has won an award for the third year running. The council’s existing green principles have been very successfully applied to a Festival setting and this year’s award reflects the work that has gone in to sustaining and improving the Co-operative Cambridge Folk Festival’s green credentials.’
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