Family holidays are without a doubt one of the largest contributors to most households annual carbon emissions. Even if you are a hardcore eco-warrior doing all you can day to day to reduce your impact on the planet, when the summer holidays arrive it’s very hard to make low carbon plans.
In comparison to overseas holidays, choosing to spend time closer to home is obviously better for the environment. Camping is a relatively low impact choice providing you aren’t buying lots of equipment or single-use items, and good quality second-hand supplies are easy to come by. Festivals, however, are very rarely able to claim they are ‘low-carbon’ due to the simple fact they are for such a short period of time, plus all the infrastructure and individual travel involved.
Green Gathering is different. One of a few UK festivals who can really make the ‘eco family festival’ claim, it is not only a super fun family holiday, it’s also leading the way in sustainable events.