What a great way to start 2015!
We have been accredited with a Carbon Charter at Silver Level in recognition of our work to make FolkEast a sustainably run festival.
The Silver Charter is only awarded to companies that, in addition to implementing best practice measures for managing and reducing energy use, have already made significant progress along the way to becoming a sustainable company, in particular through clear reductions in their carbon footprint.
The panel felt that we had hit all of the required targets in order to meet the Silver level of accreditation. They were particularly impressed with our strong commitment to local sourcing, reducing mileage and supporting the local food economy.
There are still plenty of areas to work on and we aim to improve our recycling and waste management in 2015. We will continue to monitor and develop FolkEast as a flagship for sustainable festivals in Suffolk.
Thank you to all the fantastic local businesses and to Suffolk County Council for all their support.
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