FINAL GREENER FESTIVAL AWARDS ANNOUNCED

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The final list of A Greener Festival 2014 award winners has been released, acknowledging events taking part in the scheme for their efforts and successes in promoting and implementing sustainable practices in 2014. The new award winners bring the final count to 46 events globally, newly topped off with an ‘Outstanding’ award for the Boom Festival in Portugal and ‘Highly Commended’ Awards for the UK’s Glastonbury Festival, Heart of Glass, Heart of Gold in France and Rocking The Daisies leading the way in South Africa.

OUTSTANDING
Boom Festival (Portugal)

HIGHLY COMMENDED
Glastonbury Festival (UK)
Heart of Glass, Heart of Gold (France)
Rocking the Daisies (South Africa)

COMMENDED
BBC Proms in the Park (UK)
BBC Radio 2 Live in the Park (UK)
End of The Road Festival (UK)
Greenbelt Festival (UK)
Hadra Trance Festival VII (France)

IMPROVING
Festival 2014 (UK)

The final list of Award winners are

OUTSTANDING
Boom Festival (Portugal)
Cambridge Folk Festival (UK)
The Falls Music and Arts Festival, Marion Bay (Australia)
Ilosaarirock Festival (Finland)
Island Vibe 2013 (Australia)
Lightning In A Bottle (USA)
Oyafestivalen (Norway)
Shambala Festival (UK)
We Love Green (France)
Welcome to the Future (Netherlands)

HIGHLY COMMENDED
Glastonbury Festival (UK)
Heart of Glass, Heart of Gold (France)
Rocking the Daisies (South Africa)
Bonnaroo (USA)
Bona Nit (Spain)
DAS FEST (Germany)
The Falls Music and Arts Festival, Lorne (Australia)
Freifeld Festival (Germany)
Global 2000 Tomorrow Festival (Austria)
Malmo Festivalen (Sweden)
Mysteryland (Netherlands)
Northside (Denmark)
Splendour in the Grass (Australia)
Splore (New Zealand)
Wood (UK)

COMMENDED
BBC Proms in the Park (UK)
BBC Radio 2 Live in the Park (UK)
End of The Road Festival (UK)
Greenbelt Festival (UK)
Hadra Trance Festival VII (France)
Beloved (US)
Body and Soul (Ireland)
Bluesfest (Australia)
Calgary Folk Music Festival (Canada)
Canmore Folk Festival (Canada)
DGTL Festival (Netherlands)
Extrema Outdoor (Netherlands)
Maifeld Derby (Germany)
Northern Lights Music Festival (USA)
Nozstock The Hidden Valley (UK)
Planeta Madrid (Spain)
Plissken (Greece)
Sled Island (Canada)
SOS 4:8 (Spain)
T in the Park (Scotland)

IMPROVING
Festival 2014 (UK)

Awards Director Helen Innes from A Greener Festival said: The whole team at A Greener Festival are very proud of the achievements of our 46 winners this year. We would like to thank them all for their continued support championing sustainability at their events but also for their support of the campaigns we are working on such as our re-forestation project in Scotland, Festival Wood, and the ‘Love Your Tent’ campaign to reduce campsite waste – and for supporting each other by sharing their achievements and successes globally.

A Greener Festival co-founder Ben Challis said  “This year has been an encouraging year for environmentally aware events and a record year for our Awards scheme, with more festivals than ever before taking part. Rising fuel costs prove the good sense in reducing power use, and the ever increasing costs in disposing of waste prove the importance of managing waste and having sensible recycling policies. Problems remain of course – from England to Australia, one of the biggest problems is the appalling sight of acres of left behind tents and camping gear at festivals, and we will be prioritising this again in 2015. On a positive front, many of our participating events have raised the bar yet again –  and we are seeing some amazing initiatives, incredible commitment and festivals reaching out to spread the green message in a friendly, practical and effective way”

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