Cranborne Chase is not only our much-loved home, but also an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, and we are committed to protecting this environment as well as the wider world around us. With your help, we’ve won a Greener Festival Award for the work we’ve put in to minimise our impact on the environment, but we need to keep going.
Here are five green schemes we’ve got going on at Larmer Tree Festival this year:
We’re Drastic on Plastic
We’ve joined a national campaign with the Association of Independent Festivals to eliminate single-use plastic (e.g bottles and straws) at our festival by 2021, and promote re-use solutions wherever possible. So this year, please bring along your own reusable bottle, as no plastic water bottles will be sold on site.
Let’s be FRANK
We’re thrilled to be working in partnership with the brilliant FRANK Water, the safe water and sanitation charity. If you purchase a refillable water bottle or wristband from the FRANK team then you’ll receive unlimited refills of filtered, chilled water throughout the festival from their refill points.
Reuse and Recycle
We love working with Wiltshire Waste, who help us recycle as much as the waste produced on site as possible. Any material that can’t be recycled is baled for waste energy production so nothing goes to landfill, and this year we’re increasing our recycling points, so expect to recycle more waste than ever before!
Keeping it Local
We love local and we welcome food partners who are already working the area, such as Dorset Farmers’ Market. All our catering outlets use biodegradable trays and wooden cutlery and paper plates, and are committed to helping us eliminate single use plastic.
Home Sweet Home
Our beautiful resident peacocks, macaws and plants are looked after carefully throughout the Festival, and we always return the Gardens and fields to their original condition after our stay. You can help us by conserving water, not using Chinese lanterns, supporting our no glass or single use plastic policy, and by enjoying our award-winning loos, rather than polluting the great outdoors.