Our friends at EOTR asked fans “Give something back? We all know that travelling to / from festivals and events has a negative impact on the environment. That’s why we would like to give you an opportunity to “give something back”. We have teamed up with ‘Festival Wood’ who are replanting ancient forests in the UK and you can donate a tree or two to the forest when you purchase your tickets. £5 buys one tree and went on to tell fans this:
Festival Wood – “Give Something Back” Carbon Offsetting is an outdated term and we should all be working to reduce our impact across the board. Travel to and from festivals has a negative impact on the environment around us and we are trying to reduce this wherever possible. We offer a lift-share scheme, coaches from London as well as a shuttle bus for those that arrive by train. However we would like to do more, so we have teamed up with A Greener Festival’s ‘Festival Wood’ campaign. At the point of purchasing your ticket, if you’re travelling by car and wish to “give something back” you can purchase a tree or two to add to the Festival Wood. Festival Wood is an initiative to replant Ancient Woodland in Scotland, and 100% of funds get spent on trees as all staff and co-ordinators are volunteers. The initiative was set up by A Greener Festival and charity Trees for Life. Native trees are planted in natural distribution patterns to ensure maximum benefits for biodiversity.The Festival Woods are beginning in Dundreggan, an area of 10,000 acres of wild land near Loch Ness. The vision is to “restore a wild forest, which is there for its own sake, as a home for wildlife and to fulfil the ecological functions necessary for the wellbeing of the land itself.”
EOTR support ‘Love Your Tent’ – the campaign to get rid of camp site waste and left behind tents – and FRANK Water and its FreeFill initiative, providing chilled, filtered drinking water to thirsty festival goers.
2014 is headlined by The Flaming Lips, The Horrors and Wild Beasts – more here http://www.endoftheroadfestival.com/