At Nozstock we aim to reduce our environmental impact every year by running fun, green activities and making it easier for festival goers to make greener choices.
You can read the full Environmental Policy or here are a few highlights:
Waste & Recycling
Campsite Competition – Who’s the cleanest of them all? Our judges will be scouring the campsites, looking for tidy campsites to reward and encouraging untidy campers to clean up! An awards ceremony will be held on the Sunday on the Bandstand stage, so to be in with a chance of winning some fantastic prizes, as the Welsh say; “keep it tidy!”
Reuse-Me Box –On the Sunday and Monday there will be a place to donate any items that are still useable that you don’t want to take home with you, like tents, camping equipment, wellies, sealed dried foods and cans etc. These items can then be reused or donated to charities.
We recycle as much of our waste as possible both during the build up and during the event and are striving to improve this each year. Each attendee will be handed a bin bag and recycling bag on arrival. There is a no glass policy on site, to help keep our fields safe from broken glass, and all the traders will be using biodegradable plates and cutlery. We also offer awards to the greenest, cleanest stalls each year.
The Nozstock Cycle challenge – Leave the car at home! A team of 8 people cycling to Nozstock from over 15 miles away can get 2 free tickets and a hamper of drinks and Nozstock goodies. For full details of how to enter, see the Competitions page.
We are also running a FREE shuttle bus from Bromyard to the festival site, and coaches from Hereford and Worcester train stations to make traveling sustainably to the festival a doddle! Check out our travel pages for more details on the bus services and how to book your tickets…
Specially organised coaches run from Worcester Shrub Hill and Hereford Train Stations to the festival site on the Friday and return journeys are available on the Sunday and Monday. Journeys cost £6 advance or £8 on the day, and children under 13 travel for free (although must be accompanied by an adult).
We encourage people to leave the gas guzzlers at home and therefore charge for car parking. However if you are bringing a car, save some petrol and lift share with GoCarShare, a wonderfully green scheme for getting to the Farm. Check out the Nozstock page for details and add your journey, whether you are driving or looking for a lift, and they will match you with someone going the same way. Score some eco-points and make some new festival friends.
Celebritree Avenue – A percentage of money generated from the car parking charges will be spent on tree planting on the festival site. There will be a tree planting workshop on Sunday in the craft area, including a planting by one of our headlining bands! The Proclaimers planted the first tree in Nozstock’s star studded Celebritree Avenue at Noz 2012.
2013 will bring an exciting range of green workshops and activities for all ages, form funky junk workshops to willow weaving. Be sure to check out our programme to keep up to date with everything – there’s more green initiatives at Nozstock 2013 than you can shake a stick at!