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:
All of our food is being regionally sourced. Much of the fresh produce is coming from our organic neighbours at The Community Farm and the organic meat will be coming from Luke’s Farm (which is were the festival is held) or Combe Farm down the road. Valley Fest was set up to showcase and support the organic food and farming industry.
You can learn and ask questions on topics such as should I be using peat in my garden? Is going vegan really the answer to address climate change? 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 are working towards reducing 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 will run a reusable scheme, so you can hang on 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.
The long term plan is to have the festival running entirely on renewable energy. Octopus Energy, one of our partners, will be offering phone charging with ChargedUp, a fantastic initiative that allows you to charge up your smartphone using only good honest renewable electricity. It’s as little as 50p for 30 minutes or a capped £3 per day for unlimited recharges for the addicted Instagrammers among you!
Look out for our t shirts 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