At Valley Fest we strive to reduce our environmental impact as much as possible. The festival is held on an organic farm so looking after our land is part of our DNA.
Here are a few of our initiatives:
We call ourselves the best-tasting music festival in the South West. We mean taste in the true sense of the word – ie sensationally delicious. And we also mean it in the wider sense of the word. We whole-heartedly support organic and regenerative farming – where we’re behind producers who want to be part of the solution not part of the problem. Those who understand the importance of soil health and work with nature to produce real, healthy and nutritious food. Farming in this way also helps to capture carbon out of the atmosphere and lock it into the soil. In this way, we can eat to keep the planet cool.
So we won’t have any meat on site that has come from an intensive farm, which relies on chemicals, oil and poor animal welfare. That would leave a bad taste in your mouth. And our mouth.
All of our food is regionally sourced. Much of the fresh produce comes from our organic neighbours at The Community Farm and the organic meat will be comes from Luke’s Farm (which is where the festival is held) or Combe Farm down the road.
You can learn and ask questions on topics such as should I be using peat in my garden? How can I eat to keep the planet cool? How can I attract and look after the bees in my garden? What does clean beauty mean and what should be watching out for on labels?
Single Use Plastics
We have banned single use plastics used on site by traders – you’ll find all our traders use veg ware which can be composted.
Water points will be provided across site by Bristol Water. Bring a bottle as you won’t be able to buy bottled water on site.
Eco cups – we run a reusable scheme, so you can hang onto them or swap them at the bars.
Behind the Scenes
We do not send any waste to landfill and all waste collected will be sorted to maximise the recycling rate. Anything that is left is classified as residual waste and we send this for waste to energy, incineration that produces electricity. We do not use facilities that burn the waste without energy production.
We’ll be using green diesel and ensuring that our generators working as efficiently as possible. We are monitoring the use of fuel to look at how we can reduce it even further.
Look out for our t shirts in the merch tent which are made from recycled organic cotton. Fashion is the biggest contributor to global warming of nearly all industries. Textile production is one of the most polluting industries, producing 1.2 billion tonnes of CO2 equivalent (CO2e) per year, which is more emissions than international flights and maritime shipping.
These are just a few of our steps, we’ve still got some way to go of course. And if you’ve got any good suggestions then please do email us at firstname.lastname@example.org