The Green Your Festival website www.greenyourfestival.ie was launched at the AOIFE annual conference, the Association of Irish Festival Events, on 8th November 2012 in Ballinasloe.
This website is to showcase the work being done on events/festivals/destinations as part of LAPN and to provide materials for other local authorities and event organisers to follow suit and go green too. So far about 23 events, festivals and destinations have been greened all over Ireland.
Pauline McDonagh of the Limerick Clare Kerry Regional Waste Management Office presented at the conference and outlined the significant work that has been carried out in greening festivals and destinations across the Limerick Clare Kerry region, including the Cliffs of Moher visitor centre, Ireland’s most visited tourist attraction. Dr Mary Stack of Cork County Council gave an overview of the work that has been done on the ground greening a number of events in Cork County including the Midleton Food Festival, the Cobh Peoples’ Regatta as well as the very popular destination, Fota Wildlife Park.
A Resource Pack on the practical steps to take in greening a festival was also launched at the AOIFE conference and the pack was drawn up based on practical experience from a range of local authorities working on greening festivals. The Resource Pack is aimed at event managers and can be downloaded from this website here.
Why not green events, festivals and destinations in your region? It’s not hard and there is a lot of help to be had from www.greenyourfesival.ie
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