Pioneering solar-powered festival scoops Highly Commended award for the second year running
Croissant Neuf Summer Party has been recognised
for its green credentials by Green Parent and has received a Highly
Commended award in the Green Parent Festival Awards 2012.
This is the second time Croissant Neuf Summer Party has received a
Highly Commended Award from Green Parent Magazine and it is added
to an ever-expanding list of accolades for the family-friendly
festival who take green ethics very much to heart.
Melissa Corkhill, editor of Green Parent, explains the
We have spent the last few months trawling through
environmental policies, speaking to organisers and listening
to our reader's opinions on UK festivals. It was a tough job
selecting the best green festivals, but Croissant Neuf shone
through on so many counts - we are extremely impressed with
the holistic approach you take to environmental issues.
The 2500 capacity festival is run entirely on solar and wind power
and constantly produces new initiatives to make the event as
sustainable as possible. The strategy for 2011 was so effective the
festival received a carbon negative status in their environmental
audit. The CNSP team have run a solar-powered festival venue for
the past 25 years and put their wealth of knowledge and experience
to use developing new approaches to keep an event of such scale
Luke Howell, Festival Director explains
Each year at CNSP we aim to improve on our levels of
sustainability and it is always honour to be recognised for it-
especially by Green Parent as we aim to create a green, exciting
but safe experience for the whole family. We're not resting on our
laurels either, we've got some exciting plans afoot (no pun
intended!) on making travel to the site greener- so stay posted on
our new cycling and car sharing schemes.
CNSP offers a bucket load of fun alongside its green outlook and
boasts a bulging programme of live music, workshops, Sports Academy
fixtures, circus skills and shows, games, crafts and treatments in
the healing area. This, plus the sustainable green outlook and
attention to detail that the organisers display is the reason for
the festivals growing recognition and success.
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Notes for editors:
Croissant Neuf Summer Party (CNSP)was founded in 2007 by Croissant
Neuf, the team who have run the solar-powered Big Top at the heart
of Glastonbury Festival's Greenfields for the past 25 years.
The festival takes place on a stunning site in Usk, Monmouthshire
that incorporates an Iron Age hill fort.
Previous awards the festival has won include
Green Parent Highly Commended Award 2011
People and Environment Award (PEA) 2011 in the Arts
and Music Category
A Greener Festival 2012 Outstanding
A Greener Festival 2011 Outstanding and Overall Winner
A Greener Festival 2010 outstanding and Overall Winner
Winner Marketing and Sustainable Festivals Award