Breaking Bands has always done their bit to help the environment from the first festival back in 2015. Recently, they were invited to join the Vision 2025 Pledge to make even more changes to lessen our impact on the planet. The team said at a recent staff meeting “We’ve taken the #Vision2025 pledge with @EventVision2025 – aiming to cut our environmental impacts by 50% by 2025”.
The pledge covers important areas such as energy, water & resources, food, travel and governance.
Alison Booden a member of the ground crew at the festival will be heading up the 2025 Pledge as Eco Officer on behalf of Breaking Bands coming up with new ideas, changes that can be made and anything else we can do as a community event to help reduce our carbon footprint.
The festival team have already worked hard on several areas including seperating rubbish to maximise recycling, introducing re-usable plastic pint glasses alongside recycled stainless steel pint cups, inserting more electric power to reduce energy waste that comes from generators and ticketless entry to the site using QR code tickets on smartphones instead of paper tickets. Its not just the festival that are helping though, one of the regular food vendors JW Catering use compostable and biodegradable packing for all their food servings and are looking for more ways to make themselves more eco friendly.
The Breaking Bands Festival are kicking off the campaign by planting 1 tree for every ticket purchased for the festival in future through the More Trees company. There are also talks about car sharing schemes, pick ups and drop offs from local train station, eco friendly merchandise and much more.
Find out more from the Vision 2025 Pledge website at https://vision2025.org.uk