Elec­tric Pic­nic

The Irish Times - Friday - The Ticket - - Music -

In re­cent years, ev­ery fes­ti­val in the world seems to be bran­dish­ing its green cre­den­tials as a badge of hon­our.

The or­gan­is­ers of the an­nual Elec­tric Pic­nic in Strad­bally, Co Laois have put to­gether a Sus­tain­abil­ity Team to ad­vice on how to re­duce the fes­ti­val’s car­bon foot­print.

This in­cludes mon­i­tor­ing and re­duc­ing en­ergy con­sump­tion, re­cy­cling pro­grammes, the use of eco cups, ask­ing traders to use eco-friendly packaging, and en­cour­ag­ing the use of pub­lic trans­port by fes­ti­val­go­ers.

Last year, the fes­ti­val won a Greener Fes­ti­val In­ter­na­tional Award for its green strate­gies.

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