The Co-operative Cambridge Folk Festival Wins Major Environmental Award For Third Year Running
Released on: October 22, 2010, 6:16 am
The Co-operative Group
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
Contact Details: The Co-operative Group
5 Staithgate Lane
Phone: 0161 266 3416
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