At Nozstock we aim to reduce our environmental impact every year by running fun, green activities and making it easier for festival goers to make greener choices. We are very pleased to be awarded a Commended Award from A Greener Festival in 2014 and an Improvers Award in 2016. We were also shortlisted for the Greener Festival Award at the UK Festival Awards in 2014 and 2016. Thumbs up to all the staff, volunteers, traders, performers and revellers who do their bit to keep Nozstock green.
You can read our full Environmental Policy or here are a few highlights:
Waste & Recycling
We recycle as much of our waste as possible both during the build up and during the event and are striving to improve this each year. There is a no glass policy on site, to help keep our fields safe from broken glass, and all the traders use biodegradable plates and cutlery. We also offer awards to the greenest, cleanest stalls each year.
Eco Bond – One of the suggestions to come out of our survey from you guys, was the introduction of a refundable eco-bond to encourage visitors to clean up the campsite. Bring a full bag of rubbish to our litter station on the Monday morning after the festival, along with your barcoded ecobond ticket. As long as your bin bag is full and your ticket can be scanned you’ll receive your £5 ecobond back, or you can choose to take Nozstock merchandise on offer (limited availability). Tickets can only be scanned once. If your bin bag contains bottles, or cans, then it will not be accepted. These items should be placed in our recycling bins.
Campsite Competition –Nozstockers far and wide, hold your horses, the Tent judges are back! Our Tent judges we will be coming around all weekend to judge your tent areas on cleanliness, friendliness and funkyness. We will be scoring on these and then awarding prizes the best tents, and also giving out spot prizes for special efforts. We want you to decorate your tents as best as you can. Think bunting, flags, up-cycled trashifacts. Be as creative as you can be. Extra points will be awarded for keeping to the theme. The more creative you are, the more points you will receive. Also get your party tricks up to par, we think we’ve seen it all, but want you to prove us wrong! Best ones can get up on stage at the award ceremony to show everyone. The award ceremony will be on the Sunday at the Bandstand, where we will be giving out prizes, including goody bags, trophies and free tickets to next years’ Nozstock. So get creative, and keep an eye out for the Tent judges!
People in Motion is a local non profit organisation who provide support and needed supplies to displaced people. Their current efforts are focused on the refugee crisis, sending aid and volunteer support throughout Europe. People in Motion will be helping to collect reuseable items from the campsite clear up such as camping equipment, non-perishable food and clothing to be sent out in their next shipment aid. Don’t bin it – donate it!
We run a FREE shuttle bus from Bromyard to the festival site and specially organised coaches run from Bristol Temple Meads, London Kings Cross St Pancras, Worcester Shrub Hill and Hereford Train Stations, with return journeys available on Monday, making traveling sustainably to the festival a doddle! Check out our travel pages for more details on the bus services and how to book your tickets…
We encourage people to leave the gas guzzlers at home and therefore charge for car parking. However if you are bringing a car, save some petrol and lift share with GoCarShare, a wonderfully green scheme for getting to the Farm. Check out the Nozstock page for details and add your journey, whether you are driving or looking for a lift, and they will match you with someone going the same way. Score some eco-points and make some new festival friends. Even better, share a ride to Nozstock with GoCarShare this year and we’ll enter you into a competition to win a pair of free tickets to 2017s event!
Celebritree Avenue – There will be a tree planting workshop in the craft area, including a planting by one of our headlining bands! The Proclaimers planted the first tree in Nozstock’s star studded Celebritree Avenue at Noz 2012.
We support Grown In Britain’s ethos and values so wherever possible use locally sourced British timber from well managed woodlands.
You’ll also see an exciting range of green workshops and activities for all ages, from funky junk workshops to willow weaving. Be sure to check out our programme to keep up to date with everything – there’s more green initiatives at Nozstock than you can shake a stick at!
We’re working with Powerful Thinking to make the festival industry more sustainable. We’ve joined the growing community of festival organisers committed to making festivals environmentally sustainable #FestivalVision2025: http://bit.ly/1l1Zj8u
In 2013 Nozstock joined Love Your Tent, which is is a campaign designed to bond people with their portable homes, and encourage them to re-use, instead of discard. 86% of total festival waste comes from the campsites. We’re committed to reducing that percentage, so please @loveyourtent and #justtakeithome
Hate the stress of setting up camp, not to mention taking it down again? Want to avoid the dreaded wrestle of jamming a tent into the overhead compartment on the train? Well, this year we have teamed up with Camplight, who offer pre-pitched tents for hire. Starting from £50, they’ll set a tent up for you in a good location with a comfy air mattress and a warm sleeping bag too, if you so wish! All their tents are picked from those abandoned at UK festivals, so by hiring a tent you are helping clear up events and supporting a solution to campsite waste.