Shambala Festival news: 2017 has been a particularly good ‘un for all things sustainable. We say it ever…

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2017 has been a particularly good ‘un for all things sustainable. We say it every time, but it’s true: our successes would be no more than pipe dreams, if we didn’t have thousands of supportive and conscientious Shambalans on the case each year – this is a team effort, so THANK YOU. Together, we achieved the following:

💚 You lot smashed it on waste and recycling – reducing overall waste by a third per person, and increasing recycling rates by 25% in one year.

💚 We recycled 80% of waste that could be recycled – with only 9% of waste going to landfill.

💚 We won awards (‘Best Festival’ & ‘Outstanding Achievement’ at the Creative Green Awards 2017) and became the first ever festival to achieve five star Creative Green industry certification.

💚 We successfully launched our Bring A Cup campaign, to tackle cardboard coffee cup waste.

💚 We continued to power the festival 100% renewably – using solar and certified fuel derived from UK waste oils.

💚 We remained meat and fish free for our 2nd year – with 94% of you voting to keep Shambala a veggie paradise, in 2017’s ‘Big Debate’ survey.

💚 Over a third of Shambalans that filled out the Big Debate either reduced their meat and fish intake after Shambala 2016, or gave it up altogether – and (amazingly) three out of four people had sustained the change six months on.

💚 We continued exploring the impacts of our food in The Garden O’ Feeden this year, and the role of meat, with our theatrical thought-piece, ‘The Trial of Daisy the Cow’.

💚 Our annual Inspirational Trader awards honoured the food traders who scored most highly across our range of sustainabiity criteria (shout out to our winners, Poco & La Bonne Crepe!)

💚 We worked with over twenty charities and not-for-profit organisations, raising £85,616 for charity, via various initiatives both before and during the festival.

💚 By balancing your festival travel miles with Energy Revolution, you beauties balanced 177,400 audience travel miles this year with investments in renewable energy – that’s 54,770 kg of CO2 emissions!

WHAT’S NEXT?

In 2018 we’ll be exploring the nooks and crannies of being plastic free, with non-plastic bio-glitter, considering alternatives to plastic-based sanitary products, providing guidelines around what you are bringing to site, and (gulp!) attempting to build a festival without normal cable ties!

Read the full, more detailed ‘2017 Green Round Up’ HERE: http://www.shambalafestival.org/look-back-2017s-green-achievements/



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🎙NEW PODCAST EPISODE: HOMELANDS & HINTERLANDS - A SLICE OF LUKE WRIGHT🎙

*Warning: this episode contains some serious effing and jeffing and is unsuitable for little ears*

Episode 14 has landed and it's an absolute stonker - buckle up as comic poet Luke Wright pulls us through his homelands and explains why we need to see beasts in the shadows. This is a little slice of Luke’s hour-long rollercoaster set delivered to a packed crowd in The Imaginarium last year.

If you haven't discovered the SHAMBALA SPEAKS podcast already, what better time? Take your ears on holiday to Shambalas past, and soak up revolutionary ideas on everything from karma to psychedelics and Extinction Rebellion to cider - all recorded on site at the festival.

To listen, search 'Shambala Speaks' on Spotify, iTunes, Google Play, Stitcher, Tune In or wherever you get your podcasts (or just listen on our website, here: www.shambalafestival.org/shambala-speaks-the-podcast/)

If you like what you hear, hit that subscribe button. x
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🎙NEW PODCAST EPISODE: HOMELANDS & HINTERLANDS - A SLICE OF LUKE WRIGHT🎙

*Warning: this episode contains some serious effing and jeffing and is unsuitable for little ears*

Episode 14 has landed and its an absolute stonker - buckle up as comic poet Luke Wright pulls us through his homelands and explains why we need to see beasts in the shadows. This is a little slice of Luke’s hour-long rollercoaster set delivered to a packed crowd in The Imaginarium last  year. 

If you havent discovered the SHAMBALA SPEAKS podcast already, what better time? Take your ears on holiday to Shambalas past, and soak up revolutionary ideas on everything from karma to psychedelics and Extinction Rebellion to cider - all recorded on site at the festival. 

To listen, search Shambala Speaks on Spotify, iTunes, Google Play, Stitcher, Tune In or wherever you get your podcasts (or just listen on our website, here: https://www.shambalafestival.org/shambala-speaks-the-podcast/)

If you like what you hear, hit that subscribe button. x

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At 8pm on Saturday 11th April, we're inviting YOU to take part in the first ever DANCE-OFF: ZOOM EDITION.

You’ll all be relieved to know that, rather than hanging up their dancing shoes and gazing wistfully out the window, Shambala legends The Dance-Off! have been hard at work behind the scenes to recreate the magic of their classic dance battles, online. And by jove, we think they’ve got it!

How to get involved:

🥇Download Zoom to your desktop in advance (the phone edition won’t give you access to what you need, to vote and fully engage).

🥇Nobody wants to dance to tinny laptop noise so hook up your computer to some decent speakers.

🥇We will post the link to join (and some instructions and rules) here on our Facebook shortly before 8pm on Saturday.

🥇Click the link, join the meeting and prepare to relive the magic of that checkerboard ring, from the comfort of your couch.

🥇IMPORTANT – this first, experimental Dance-Off has a capacity of 100 people. This will be first come, first served so don’t be late! If we aren’t able to accommodate you this time, a thousand apologies, but if it goes well, we absolutely will do it again…

🥇Festival finery and nonsense costumes are strongly advised!

A friendly warning: Whilst we will of course try to keep this squeaky clean, the action will be unfolding live and we can’t guarantee that it will be suitable for young eyes and ears. To play it safe, The Dance Off: Zoom Edition is recommended for ages 18+

See you on Saturday! x
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Earthlings of Shambala, our intergalactic friends have beamed down a message for you. Join us at 8:08pm today for a very special transmission from HENGE. ...

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The self isolation flashmob theme vote has now closed and we can confirm… it’s Britney, b*tch!

Tune in live on our Facebook at 6pm on Thursday, April 9th, where Jazzy J Love will be teaching us all the moves in real time. Fancy dress encouraged – whether it’s a homemade homage to Ms Spears herself, or just your fanciest festival finery.

If you’re not camera shy, we’d LOVE for you to film your efforts and send them over (either through our social media channels, or via email to enquiries@shambalafestival.org). If we get enough, we’ll edit them together, montage style!

See you on the 9th!

Team Shambala! x
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7 thoughts on “Shambala Festival news: 2017 has been a particularly good ‘un for all things sustainable. We say it ever…

  1. I worked on a market stall at one point (trivia fact: they have been at Shambala) and the guy told me ‘Without gaffer tape and cable ties you’re fucked, mate. Fucked!’

    So good luck tackling that one 🙂

  2. Awesome stuff shambala but can you please address the recycling area, every year I get told ive not brought enough rubbish the the recycling point. During the festival if I use anything from the traders I use the recycling bins around the site and I don’t tend to bring my own food (would rather support the traders) so if I want my recycling deposit back I’ve got to go through bins to get enough to get my deposit which is gross and nasty

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