Posted by: pascoesabido | October 30, 2008

Camden Green Fair Press Release

Press releaseCamden Green Fair

Friday 31st October

Free Green Event Scoops Top Award

Camden was named a fair sight greener than the rest at the UK Festival Awards, which took place last night in the O2 Arena. The Camden Green Fair was marked out for special distinction for its commitment to green living and the first use of the Hydrogen Fuel Cell at a festival.

The free grass-roots Green Fair, which takes place every year in Camden’s Regents Park and also incorporates the Bike Fest, not only scooped a prestigious Greener Festival Award, but was also labelled ‘Outstanding’ by Agreenerfestival, the awarding body. It triumphed over high-profile festivals such as Glastonbury and Latitude, who although receiving the Greener Festival Award, couldn’t manage ‘Outstanding’.

Clare O’Neil, Co-founder of Agreenerfestival, said “Camden Green Fair’s commitment to environmental sustainability is inspiring. This is the first event that I have seen use the Hydrogen Fuel Cell and is powered on 100% renewable energy. There is a wealth of knowledge on display and being shared but if you just want to dance to music, eat great food and peruse the markets, you can rest assured that every element has been scrutinised to ensure it is environmentally kosher. The ethos of ‘green living’ runs through all parts of the organisation.”

Charlie Wilsmore, Camden Green Fair Coordinator, said “Receiving this award is the icing on the cake. It makes me really proud to know that we’re doing the maximum possible for the environment – not just in the running of the event, but in the long-term through education. And on top of that, it’s a great day out for the whole family. Who say’s green can’t be fun?”

Whilst other Green Fairs have slowly dwindled in attendance and importance, Camden continues to blaze a trail. It is one of the UK’s largest free events, and the largest of it’s kind in Europe. Given today’s concerns with climate change and the urgency for ordinary people to take matters into their own hands, the Fair provides useful information and practical tips on how we can all lead greener lives and have a more positive effect on our environment.

30,000 people were able to enjoy the host of activities on offer this year. Adults and children alike took part in the Mad Hatters Sustainable Tea Party, animal encounters with the London Zoo, geese-herding with Sheepdogs, and bike workshops with Trek among others. There was also live music from festival favourite Johnny Flynn and the legendary Barry Adamson – both performing on wind and solar powered stages.

Coming up to its 18th year, the Green Fair falls on the first Sunday of June, so for 2009 make sure 7th June is in the diaries.

For press enquiries contact Pascoe Sabido on pascoe.sabido[at]gmail.com or 07969 665 189; for more information on content of event contact Wendy Baverstock on wendy.baverstock[at]groundwork.org.uk or 07921 699465

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Editor’s notes:

  • ‘Camden Green Fair’ is a charity registered in England and Wales, number: 1123370
  • A Greener Festival is a not-for-profit company committed to helping music and arts events as well as festivals around the world adopt environmentally efficient practices.

For more information on Camden Green Fair, please visit the 2008 website at www.camdengreenfair.org.uk – the 2009 site is currently under construction.

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