PLANT-BASED FOR THE PLANET
Animal agriculture is ‘responsible for around 66% of all food’s annual emissions, yet provides only 18% of calories’
– Johan Falk, Stockholm Resilience Centre, 2020
Did you know that animal agriculture is one of the leading contributors of greenhouse gas emissions, right up there with the global transportation industries? Numerous studies, leading scientists and respected institutions have stressed the need to shift away from eating animals and towards plants, and what better place to learn just how to do that than surrounded by other vegans while listening to inspiring talks?
OUR GREEN CREDS
Summer festivals are amazing but can generate enormous quantities of waste. New events face many challenges, not least of striving to be responsible and sustainable in every way while also making it accessible as possible for stallholders, caterers and our other partners. Now in only our fourth year as a major summer event, the Vegan Camp Out is no exception, but we're committed to lowering our environmental impact to go as 'zero waste' as possible...
We can't control what people bring onto the site, but we can do something about how it's disposed of.
Our waste management partner Mountain Skip Hire and their recycling partner Mid UK Recycling sort through all the bags of rubbish and recycle everything that can possibly be recycled.
Anything that can't is used to generate electricity to power their facilities or produce refuse-derived coal replacement fuel.
Let's face it, food is a huge part of the vegan festival scene, but with that comes all the packaging, knives, forks, spoons, cups... So much plastic!
A growing number of vegan caterers are making the obvious move towards biodegradable and compostable alternatives. We have implemented our vendors to follow our plastic free policy. Here are three suppliers that we recommending to this year's caterers: Tpree, Biopac and Greengate
A big part of going zero waste is making sure festival goers are clued up on their options when it comes to avoiding single-use items and how to reduce the daily waste they create.
We'll be including at least one talk on low impact / zero waste / minimalism in our activism programme over the weekend.
(FOR THE PLANET)
Nothing reduces our carbon footprint more than veganism, but there's no denying that transport is a major contributor to global greenhouse gas emissions. We've signed up to Go Car Share who'll help you guys get and give lifts. I want to car share!!
We’re pleased to welcome Big Green Coach as our official travel partner for 2023, offering a sustainable transport option directly to the festival gates!
Travelling by coach is already one of the greenest ways to travel to Vegan Camp Out, but Big Green Coach goes one step further by offsetting all the carbon produced by its fleets. All carbon-neutral coaches will arrive on Friday and return on Monday to either Birmingham, Bristol or London Victoria, hassle-free.
Choose the sustainable travel option and book your carbon-neutral festival transfer with Big Green Coach, the UK’s largest and most-trusted events travel company.