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Glastonbury - Environmentally Hypocritical?

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Imagine the  environmental cost of putting Glastonbury (or any big festival) on..

All the infrastructure shipped to the site for 3 days, then shipped back

200,000 people driving to the site and back

1000's of acts jetting in from all around the world for a one hour set.

All for a bit of hedonistic entertainment for us selfish humans...

It would be interesting to know the carbon emissions one Glastonbury Festival creates...

Amazing festival though!

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Not sure hypocritical is the right word.

If it was a conference on climate change or something like that then yes that would be hypocritical but I'm not sure music festivals have a requirement to be climate friendly 🤔

 

Agree with the last bit though, great festival! 🙂

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Yeah, but they didn't use any plastic bottles...

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200,000 people - about the same as 4 football matches.

 

except, running for 3 days, so make it 12 matches.

 

but maybe Glastonbury-goers had to travel a bit further, so let's add a bit.

 

using my new standard-measure (1 football match), Glastonbury has the same carbon-footprint as 1 premiership football team.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Glastonbury has being supporting Greenpeace for nearly 40 years now, long before environmentalism was hip and trendy. Without Greenpeace we’d almost certainly have no Extinction Rebellion, no council recycling and no government pledges to reduce carbon emissions so it could be argued that Glastonbury’s green credentials are way above most organisations.

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It goes to show that even with the best of intentions, scruffy ******** will be scruffy ********.

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7 minutes ago, melthebell said:

But it does get tidied not left

What about all the rubbish, plastic and even tents that were left last year. Including prams.

Edited by jaffa1

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1 hour ago, lil-minx92 said:

Imagine the  environmental cost of putting Glastonbury (or any big festival) on..

All the infrastructure shipped to the site for 3 days, then shipped back

200,000 people driving to the site and back

1000's of acts jetting in from all around the world for a one hour set.

All for a bit of hedonistic entertainment for us selfish humans...

It would be interesting to know the carbon emissions one Glastonbury Festival creates...

Amazing festival though!

Option b for all these festivals is to build big permanent structures - think of all the concrete! The temporary roads for example, get used for all sorts of events. 

 

Festival attendees could make more of an effort. But I suspect a trip down to Glasto would leave less of a carbon footprint than a 5 trip to Ibiza.

Just now, jaffa1 said:

What about all the rubbish, plastic and even tents that were left last year.

There wasn't a Glasto last year.

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10 minutes ago, jaffa1 said:

What about all the rubbish, plastic and even tents that were left last year. Including prams.

Sigh

The festival goers leave the rubbish yes, but festival workers and volunteers stay behind from today and clean it up.

 

Like I said, it doesn't get left, unlike what those hyped stories try to make out.

 

 

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1 hour ago, alchresearch said:

There was a green pledge this year:

 

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Here are the usual day after pics of all the rubbish:

 

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-7199689/The-great-Glastonbury-clean-begins-rubbish-str.html

It's the old do as I say not as I do culture from the snowflakes, which we are being exposed to time and again. I blame the parents.

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