Shambala Festival news: As 2018 draws to a close, it’s time to look back on everything we achieved toget…

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As 2018 draws to a close, it’s time to look back on everything we achieved together over the past 12 months, in the name of a better future.

It’s been another vintage year for all things green at Shambala. We say it every year but it’s true – none of our environmental wins would be remotely possible if we didn't have support from the Shambala community. Thank you, as ever, for being the most conscious, thoughtful and kind festival crowd on the planet. Every year, you lot prove that purposeful hedonism is possible and we’re so very lucky to have you.

Below are a few of this years' achievements – follow the link at the bottom to delve into each point in more information:

🌎 We achieved a 5 star rating from Creative Industry Green for the second year running.

🌎 For the first time ever, we sent zero waste to landfill – this is really positive, as far as ‘not wasting stuff’ is concerned – but it’s not actually our ultimate goal. Instead, our focus is on reducing the waste created in the first place (and we’re doing well in that regard too, reducing the total tonnes of waste created, year on year) and recycling as much as possible.

🌎 The estimated impact of taking meat off Shambala's menus is a massive 100 tonnes of GHG emissions per year.

🌎 Our overall carbon footprint was reduced by 10% as a result of nearly doubling the numbers of coach travellers.

🌎 12,000 hot drink cups were captured (and properly recycled).

🌎 Half a tonne of food waste was distributed to local causes.

🌎 We became one of the first festivals in the UK to offer electric car charging on site.

🌎 We remain 100% powered by renewable energy.

🌎 Over the past ten years, we have reduced the carbon footprint of the festival by almost 90%

Delve into all of this in more information, and have a sneak peek at our sustainability plans for 2019, by reading our full green round up, here: https://www.shambalafestival.org/the-big-green-round-up-20…/

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🚑 Applications to join our MEGA medical team are now open! 🚑

We're looking for a range of allied professionals with emergency care experience including; Doctors, RGNs, RMNs, RCNs, Paramedics, Technicians, ECA’s and HCA’s. We also have positions for Radio Controllers and Reception Staff. Provide our Shambalans with excellent care, and get stuck in with the festivities during your down time!

Head over to our website and apply for #Shambala2019 here: buff.ly/2FdLmSZ

Applications are due in by 30th June 2019, but may close earlier.
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🚑 Applications to join our MEGA medical team are now open! 🚑

Were looking for a range of allied professionals with emergency care experience including; Doctors, RGNs, RMNs, RCNs, Paramedics, Technicians, ECA’s and HCA’s. We also have positions for Radio Controllers and Reception Staff. Provide our Shambalans with excellent care, and get stuck in with the festivities during your down time! 

Head over to our website and apply for #Shambala2019 here: https://buff.ly/2FdLmSZ

Applications are due in by 30th June 2019, but may close earlier.

 

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Claire Lyons

Nai Kate Reynolds

Sophie Squizz Gorvin get on it for helping at shambala. If you're still interested in what we talked about. Now's the time to apply x

Bridie Lily

Hannah McReynolds

Amor Fati Bumbum

Tara West

Miffy Woodbridge

Sally Crowther

Philip Fink-Jensen ???? :O :D

Maddie Garcia

Kate Snowdon

Louisa Blair

Robert Pfunder

Cam Stocks, Anna Meris Foster xx

Rachael Arkle

Katie Ogden come to shambala!!!

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🚨OVER 75% OF TICKETS ARE GONE! 🚨

Less than a quarter of tickets remain for this year's festival - smashing right through all previous records, and doing a jig on top. We're not even half way through January, blimey folks!

We strongly advise you to bag your tickets now before they disappear. We've got an Easy Pay ticket option available for anyone feeling the pinch from the holiday period. These allow tickets to be paid off in more easily manageable instalments.

Grab your tickets quick: buff.ly/2skGZ0c
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Julien Martel jpense qu'on aura pas le chojx des get live

Iona Rangeley-Wilson (and I couldn't find Katie on here so pls tag her too)

Tyson Labonté Corinne Lapierre Christophe Mercier Anne Delarosbil Adam Pelletier 😲

This is nothing to do a jig about Shambala, it means you’re no longer a secret!! 😉 Please don’t ever let it get to a Glastonbury situation 🙏 xxx

Sophie Tom don't miss out!!

Liz Pickering Joseph Haigh Lin Ton Julia Wilson Heather Evelyn this is not a drill! Xxx

Sasha Marie Lanning check this festival out! Got a really lovely and fun girl gang on the go for it

Holli Patsy Emily Amba Solomon Nathan Charlie Kylie Bethan if any of you aren't sorted get sorted now.

Emily Duffy have you got your ticket yet?

Grouvy Foukzy - I wasn’t able to purchase you one this year. What day you dear sir?

Grouvy Foukzy - I wasn’t able to purchase you one this year. What day you dear sir?

Bow Harrison-Barwood

Debbion Currie

Debbie Hogan are you and Alan up for this ?? My friends Claire Thomas went last year and said it’s wicked ??

James Weavin...

Megan Marks Farzon Babai

Fantastic and well deserved. Happy New Year to all. ❤

Stella & Jim are you considering it this year?? xx

Zoe Vearncombe

Wow! Laura Clappison Shylah Turner Glad we got in early!!!!

Fenella MawdsleyIsobel Sugden lucky fens offered to take one for the team and do the bar job !! 👏🏽👏🏽👏🏽

Jay Hodgetts

Ellie AshleyFlora Sidebottom

Daryl Collins

Katy Coleman

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7 thoughts on “Shambala Festival news: As 2018 draws to a close, it’s time to look back on everything we achieved toget…

  1. Love that you are encouraging upcycled and repurposed costumes next year! As we created zero-waste costumes for last year, I’m totally taking a slice of the credit for that HA HA!! 🙂 but I am left worried about how on earth we’ll top it next year! Bring on the theme vote so we can get our thinking caps on – can’t wait. Shambala is the best!

  2. Wow!!! This is outstanding! And only makes me love Shambala more!!! Such a wonderful event. Thank you for inspiring us to all be better. Thanks for organising such an amazing event 😊😘

  3. This is all amazing. Shambala you are a trailblazer. But please can you help me understand something. How come you have not sent any waste to landfill when people bring single-use plastic with food in it? What happens to that waste? Thank you 🙂

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