Ireland is famous for world-class festivals, events and destinations. Several thousand of these are happening all over the country, 52 weeks of the year. While they provide major social, financial and cultural benefits to Ireland’s people, they can also have significant environmental impacts. The aim of Green Your Festival it to reduce this environmental impact, and many events and destinations have already been greened in partnership with the local authorities in their regions.
The website also aims to support and promote the many festivals, events and destinations that have already gone down the green route, and to allow discerning participants to sustain these environmentally friendly celebrations of what it is to be Irish.
Greening your festival is easy. There are some basic steps, which should be followed, but there are no set rules – just common sense.
Greening your festival can involve working in some or all of the following areas:
This website will provide information on each of the above areas. Coming soon!
Whichever you choose, the same general principles apply – and usually these start with involving the right people. These might vary from the festival organisers or committee, to people on the ground – such as festival staff or your waste contractor.
The LAPN has developed a simple starting guide. This outlines 4 basic, but important steps.
Another useful tool is available here. This guides you through some samples and gives helpful tips. This toolkit was also developed under the LAPN programme.
Click here to download a brochure from Limerick Kerry Clare Regional Waste Management Office for festival goers
Click here to download a brochure from Limerick Kerry Clare Regional Waste Management Office for festival organisers
More tools and support to follow soon..