The Redfest sustainability team (two men, two women, wearing green Redfest crew t shirts)

News from the Sustainability Team

It’s been almost a month since Redfest!

First of all, a big thank you to the Redfest team and YOU, our attendees, for getting behind Redfest Goes Green!

The festival may have finished for this year, but we in the Redfest Sustainability Team are still hard at work analysing data and working out how green Redfest was this year.

We still have a lot of information to go through and a fair few numbers to crunch, but we have already seen the positive impact that our solar powered stages and reusable cups have had, so a big thank you to Bristol 2015 and Green Goblets.

We will have some sustainability information for you soon so in the meantime we’d love to hear about what you thought of Redfest Goes Green.

Use the hashtag #RedfestGoesGreen on Twitter and Facebook to tell us what you thought of our sustainable initiatives, how you think we did and what we could do better next year to help us make Redfest Bristol’s most sustainable festival!

See you next year,

The Redfest Sustainability Team

(Pictured above at the All-Dayer, left to right: Anais, James, Russ and Jenny)

A selection of resusable plastic cups

Redfest cuts plastic use with reusable cups

Redfest is committed to reducing waste – not just because of this year’s “green” theme but also because we just believe that looking after the environment is really important. You can read all about how we’ve integrated sustainability throughout the festival but one thing we want to flag up in particular is that this year for the first time we’re going to be using reusable plastic cups at all our bars and food and drink stalls.

We’re really excited about this for two reasons. Number one, it’s better for the planet and will help us cut our use of plastics at the festival by a really significant amount. And number two, reusable cups are far sturdier than the wibbly wobbly throwaway ones, and that means more drink goes into our bellies and less onto our trousers when we’re dancing! That’s the kind of “eco-friendly” we can really get on board with and we hope you will too.

Redfest goes green

Inspired by Bristol’s selection as European Green Capital 2015, the festival’s theme this year will be “Redfest goes green!” (No, not “Greenfest”… we’re still in Redfield after all!)

We’re working hard to reduce the festival’s impact on the environment (learn more about this) and to include sustainability-themed fun in the line-up. If you’ve got ideas about what we could do, tell us about them on Facebook or Twitter!