As Camp Bestival prepares its sails to launch across the Dorset Countryside, it’s also making waves that could help our environment. I’m always interested how events and brands we love are making positive changes towards helping our planet become greener, so I checked out ways in which Camp Bestival are helping to save the planet.
The first area I noticed Camp Bestival making big positive changes in this year, was the removal of plastic water bottles. This is great news, as we all know how much plastic is damaging our land and seas. CanO Water are offering a completely plastic-free alternative. I was interested to discover that CanO Water is filtered through the foothills of the Austrian Alps and makes its way through the ground to a spring where it’s collected and canned at source. The cans are 100% aluminium, which means they are fully recyclable.
If you’re keen to take your own drinking vessel, there are free water taps available all over the festival. The water is completely safe to drinks and totally free. If chilled and filtered refillable water is more your thing then FRANK Water will be available at multiple points around the main site. For £3.50 you can buy an unlimited refill pass, or purchase one of their re-usable water bottles and re-fill for free all weekend! All profits from FRANK Water fund their amazing clean water projects in India and Nepal.
If directly saving and protecting land and sea is more your main interest then you may wish to use the Big Green Coach (if you’re travelling from London. Big Green Coach is operating a weekend return coach service direct to the entrance of Camp Bestival from London Victoria Coach Station. There are adult and child return fares available (Adults £45; Children (aged 12 and under) £35). All coaches drop you off at the festival entrance on Thursday 26th July and return for home on Monday 30th July. For every customer they transport to Camp Bestival they will save and protect 5 square foot of Amazonian rainforest for 10 years. Which is pretty amazing!
Our little man is really into Marine life at the moment, so we will be making sure we head to the Magic Meadow to meet the Surfers Against Sewage to learn about the marine environment with their Marine Litter Museum. The award-winning charity Surfers Against Sewage and their team will be about to educate families and ocean lovers about plastic pollution and cleaner seas.
Camp Bestival is making huge strides towards providing a festival that is greener for our planet whilst educating us on how to treat our planet a little kinder. It’s certainly something we support as a family and look forward to learning more during our weekend.
As official crew members we receive a family weekend camping ticket to enable us to share our awesome experience.