I asked a number of people at the festival what they were doing in their own lives to tackle climate change and also what they found the most difficult.
Sharia – Greenpeace Fundraiser
‘I shop locally, eat locally, manage my own allotment, and cycle to work. I don’t use supermarkets, so for me fitting in all my shopping, along with everything else is difficult. But the vegetarian and vegan co-operative I’m a member of, makes this slightly easier.’
Joe – LetsTalkGordon.org.uk Campaign Co-ordinator
‘I’m getting active politically, at the moment I’m co-ordinating LetsTalkGordon.org.uk a campaign dedicated to getting the Prime Minister to make a televised address to the nation on climate change, launching the national debate about how we should respond.
I’m trying to eat less meat and cut down on flights. It’s difficult because my brother lives in New York. I offset, but am not convinced. Not being a vegetarian, eating less meat is not easy.
Helen – Festival Go-er
‘I’m growing my own veg in the garden, going to local farmers markets and buying too much cheese! I try to buy eco-products like organic, fair trade clothes and earth friendly toiletries. Overcoming my own laziness is the hardest part.’
Three Drunk Blokes on Cider
‘Arhhhhhhhhg.. Take a photo.. hic’
Gemma – Anti-Slavery Campaigner
‘Buying energy saving light-bulbs and saving energy around the house. I find the hardest part is seeing how were all making a difference, knowing that the part you play is just a small part in the whole thing.’
This year’s Glastonbury Festival was one of the greenest yet, but there was still room for improvement. It will be remembered as ‘one of those fantastic years’.
Keep coming back for a review of the Festival’s Greener Side in the coming days.