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Can festival fun ever be green?

Can festivals ever be green?

Mark Briggs

17th May, 2012

From renewable energy to recycling, an increasing number of festivals are adding green initiatives to the line-up. Mark Briggs takes a look at whether their eco-friendly claims stack up more...
How to…pitch a tent and make it stay put

How to… pitch a tent (and make it stay put)

Ben Martin

8th March, 2012

Camping is a Great British institution that won’t be going out of fashion any time soon. Former Scoutmaster Charles Rosin explains how to pitch your tent like a pro more...
eco design

Top 10...eco design for home

George Blacksell

2nd September, 2011

Green design doesn't have to mean scrimping on aesthetics; as George Blacksell discovered, combining style with sustainability is easily achieved more...
caravans

How one man could inspire a new generation of horse drawn travellers

Jean Vranic

22nd June, 2011

Jean Vranic meets Pete Delaney, the remarkable traveller challenging stereotypes and proving that - even in modern Britain - alternative, sustainable lifestyles are still possible more...
festival beauty

Six of the best…eco-friendly festival beauty essentials

Ruth Styles

15th June, 2011

From sunscreen to insect repellant, Ruth Styles rounds up the products that will see you through festival season more...

Family fun in the forest: the FC Tour 2011

The Ecologist

7th April, 2011

Get outside and into the music this summer with performances from Westlife, Keane, Blondie, Simply Red and Doves at one of the Forestry Commission’s Forest Concerts, which are seeking to promote responsible forest enjoyment more...
Tom Hodgkinson

I love Glastonbury, but there's absolutely nothing green about it

Tom Hodgkinson

30th July, 2010

Tom partied in the fields of Somerset last weekend like the best of them, but the commercial and environmental impact of Glastonbury left a sour taste in his mouth more...

Five eco mini breaks for green-minded travellers

Claire Baylis

20th May, 2010

Muck in and tuck in with these green, weekend away ideas more...
Hay Festival

Greening the Hay Festival

Laura Sevier

20th May, 2010

Next week, the Hay Festival in Wales kicks off with its usual big name line-up of writers. Andy Fryers, organiser of the festival's special 'Greenprint' initiative, talks about expanding green events and shrinking footprints more...
Buffalo mozzarella

Expose your taste buds to the Real Food Festival

Laura Sevier

4th May, 2010

Try some of the UK's best cuisine, learn from top chefs and debate the future of our food at this annual gathering of food greats in London's Earls Court more...
Kids' Taste Tent at the Organic Food Festival

The Organic Food Festival, Bristol

Emma Bocking

17th September, 2009

The largest festival of its kind in Europe was smaller this year but still a food lover's dream. Emma Bocking reports more...
The Big Green Gathering in Somerset, Britain's largest and liveliest green event

Green guide to summer festivals

Mariam Bhacker

7th July, 2009

Ten festivals worth digging your wellies out for this summer more...

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Radio station brings green agenda to festivals

Jan Goodey

19th June, 2009

Green Futures Radio brings environmental issues, as well as up and coming young musicians, to festival-going audiences more...
Climate Camp at Glastonbury 2009

Glastonbury festival welcomes The Camp for Climate Action

Kevin Smith

11th June 2009

As the summer festival season gets into full swing join the the Climate Campers more...
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How to be free: Stepping into the ring

Tom Hodgkinson

1st July, 2008

At the end of May, I went to give a talk at the Hay-on-Wye literary festival. John Bird, of The Big Issue, and I, sang songs to my ukulele accompaniment and enthused about the pleasures of thrift. more...

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