Life Lessons Festival explores ideas and attitudes that inform and guide our visitors how to live a life without limits. As event with people, place and our planet at its core, sustainability is key area of focus at this year’s event. Our environment and sustainability policy reflects our commitment to sustainable practices and methods to reduce our impact on the environment.
Here follows our core environmental and sustainability policies and practices.
The Life Lessons Festival team are responsible for ensuring that the Sustainability policy is implemented across the 2022 event, with every department having a responsibility to ensure that the aims and values of the policy are met.
- Value and respect of the environment
- Commitment to sustainable development
- Increase employee and participant awareness on the environment
- Incorporate sustainable factors into any business decisions made
For 2022 we are working towards future goals and ambitions for sustainable action. We are implementing this through:
- Working with our waste contractor to create a detailed waste management policy, instructing how to separate waste correctly and recycling wherever possible by identifying suitable facilities and collection methods.
- There will be recycling points throughout the event site for the public to dispose of their waste in a responsible manner.
- Make every effort to conserve the use of materials and energy and where viable, collect waste materials for recycling.
- Wherever viable, use materials and products from sustainable sources that are also re-usable or recyclable.
- Ensure that as a good environmental practice; all places of work, including sites will be kept clean and tidy.
- Comply with the appropriate Codes of Practice.
We’ll be choosing repurposed, recycled or natural materials wherever possible instead of plastics.
Where we are creating products, we will be looking to source sustainable materials as well as looking to reuse items for future events, for example branding and decor. This specifically includes branded materials including flags and banners which are specifically designed to be used multiple times.
We’ll be hiring equipment whenever possible.
We’ll endeavour to make all our traders, exhibitors, content providers and sponsors aware of our Environment and Sustainability Policy and waste management policy and request that they adhere to the same rigorous policy and processes of assessment.
Publicise our sustainability policy both in advance of the event through our website and social channels as well as onsite at the event through signage
Have sustainability champions onsite at the event, who are raising awareness of how to recycle, where to put rubbish etc.
Remove Single Use Plastics
Our aim is for our event to be operated as a ‘Single Use Plastic Free zone’.
We will be working with our caterers and exhibitors to encourage the use of compostable serve-wear including plates, cutlery and coffee cups, rather than single-use plastic products.
We are encouraging our bars against the sale of plastic water bottles, and will be encouraging the sale of water in cans instead of plastic.
We advise all of our bars to replace single-use plastic cups with reusable cups. If any type of plastic is used, it must be marked as 100% recyclable.
Across site, we are providing drinking water points and are encouraging visitors to bring their own refillable water bottles and reusable coffee cups (if covid guidelines permit the use of reusable coffee cups).
Decreasing Our Carbon Footprint
We use additional demand technologies to synchronise generator sets to meet demand which varies across the site through the day and night. Although we have to keep some generators on throughout the event, we carefully monitor performance and take as many steps as we can, to limit our usage.
We have converted to LED lighting where appropriate, to reduce fuel consumption and our carbon footprint.
We are going to be introducing the use of Electric Utility Vehicles for our site crew and staff to travel around the event site.
Work with traders and exhibitors in reducing emissions during the build and break of the event – by promoting courier sharing and 1 car per exhibitor rule.