Latest update from 2000 Trees Festival
Today is #EarthDay, and we wanted take this moment to shine another light on things we announced as part of our recent Community and Sustainability Week!
We’re working with some amazing organisations to help reduce our impact on the planet, and to also help make the 2000trees community better and safer for everyone. We’re incredibly proud of what we’ve been doing behind the scenes!!
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🌳 Stoked to be joining with Tree Aid – they work with people African drylands to tackle poverty and the effects of the climate crisis. Led by local people, Tree Aid has helped communities grow over 24 million trees so far.
🌿 We’ve worked with Attitude is Everything since 2013, helping ensure disabled people can participate in live music on an equal basis to everyone else.
🌱 The Music Works specialise in working with young people in challenging circumstances to help them reach their full potential.
🍃 BIMM Bristol are inspiring the next generation of industry professionals and create opportunities for equal participation in the creative industries.
🌎 Heads Above The Waves is a not-for-profit organisation that raises awareness of depression and self-harm in young people.
🌍 With Green Goblet Ltd, we reduced our on-site waste by 20% in 2019, and this year they’re back to provide reusable cups at the bars.
🌏 We’re a rural festival but by working with Big Green Coach we provide a shuttle bus service from Cheltenham train station, as well as a coach service from Bristol and London – saving even more car trips.
🥫 Every Can Counts are back to make sure that every can gets to its rightful home: a recycling bin!
💧 The magnificent folks at Frank Water will be back at TREES 22, offering unlimited cold, filtered water refills on site, dramatically cutting down plastic waste and fundraising for those most in need.
⛺️ We’re part of the Association of Independent Festivals and each year take part in their Take Your Tent Home and Drastic On Plastic campaigns to help cut down on waste post-fest.
💚 We’ve recorded all of our production carbon footprint with Clean Earth Collective, and used excess funds from our cup deposit scheme to offset seven years of production travel.
🚄 We are working with the Great Western Railway service to provide ways to save on public transport. Ditch the car and book your train journey today to help cut down on the vehicles on site.
♻️ When you buy your car parking pass, £3 will go to Ecolibrium, who channel that donation to their Energy Revolution programme to benefit projects that create clean renewable energy.
🍏 Westons Cider will be getting us the best drinks to sip in the summer sun, and from just 35 miles away – cutting down your cider miles!
🍺 Purity Brewing Co are an independent producer just 40 miles away, providing brilliant beers and ales while keeping our carbon footprint as low as possible!
As well as this, in 2022 we’ll be introducing fully compostable food packaging across 2000trees 2022, and all our lighting is low-energy. We’re also working on further plans to reduce energy usage at this year’s festival.
Big thanks to everyone for pitching in to help make 2000trees as friendly for the planet as it can possibly be 💚💚💚
2000 Trees Festival