Green Festival Kit for Small Local Festivals

Prevention for Local Authorities

Galway County Council has been developing a Green Festival Kit for small, local festivals in conjunction with Westmeath County Council. This has built on work greening festivals done under both LAPN and by the Regional Waste Management Offices. While COVID-19 has interrupted this work, it is hoped that once festivals are back up and running in the future, this initiative can be trialled with some small, local festivals. It includes material that can be used by a festival to help green their event.

The materials have been produced in both English and Irish, the Irish versions are linked here: – a short overall greening your festival guide, a charter for the festival itself, charters for local businesses and charters for stallholders with steps they might take for greening their operations. Also included are bin signage and waste area signage; green tips for festival goers, green tips for accommodation providers; and litter-free signs.

The kit can be shared with other local authorities for use in other regions.

The English versions of these materials are available here.