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CleverGreen Festival

Contact Name:
Jo Chuld
The Level
East Yorkshire
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PEOPLE | PLANET | PURPOSE ***THANK YOU TO EVERYONE WHO PLEDGED TO OUR CROWDFUNDER! WE RAISED £3100!*** We will be running a variety of fundraising events in the upcoming weeks and please remember if you register for your free ticket with a small donation, you’ll be entered into our competition to win a huge bundle of prizes, all donated by our stall holders. The CleverGreen Festival team are on a mission to bring an eco-friendly, ethically sound, festival to Brighton. We aim to be as close to zero waste as we can get and we want you to be part of the fun!

We're passionate about educating and inspiring people to make that leap, out of all of the confusion and into living a more sustainable lifestyle but we don't want to do that by lecturing you and telling you what you're doing wrong! We want to bring you the biggest festival of it's kind to our local community so you can find out for yourself how to live a CleverGreen life. 


If you are a stall holder, media or sponsor you can take a look at our festival pack by visiting the festival page on our website - see details above. Stall holders email enquiries to jo@clevergreengroup.com. Charities and low income traders can enquire about concessions via email to jo@clevergreengroup.com

We are committed to putting as much revenue as we can raised from the event, back into the local community, working with local businesses and stallholders, to support the Brighton economy.

WHY DO FESTIVALS NEED TO CHANGE? *"Over three million people attend UK festivals each year and between them generate a staggering 23,500 tonnes of waste, equating to 2.8kg of waste per person, per day. Research suggests that of that amount only 32% is recycled with the other 68 per cent heading for landfill sites. Add to that the UK’s commitment to be plastic free by 2042 and there is mounting pressure for festivals to find sustainable solutions to waste and recycling* *environmentjournelonline

HOW WILL WE COMMIT TO OUR VALUES? As well as following CleverGreen Group's own code of practice (which can be found on our website) we will also be adhering to the guidelines stated by A Greener Festival, who advise the following: - Allowing use of only biodegradable disposables or re-usable cups and plates on stalls. - Providing separate bins for recycling. - Utilising volunteers and potential sponsorship for the clean-up and sorting efforts. - Separating waste for recycling - Involving the crowd by supplying recycling bin bags and either a returnable rubbish tax or reward incentives. - Providing standard, recycling and biodegradable bin bags for traders. - Create sculptures using waste generated on site (e.g. plastic bottles)

KEY PARTICIPANTS We are delighted to be collaborating on this project with three key organisations in our community. GREENER THAN GREEN PROJECT Led by Reiki Magician, festival volunteer and site manager, Mason Lewis-Smith Greener Than Green Project will be volunteering their time to take care of all our refuse and recycling needs on the day, site management and recycling workshops for the children. STUDENTS FROM THE DESIGN TEAM AT THE UNIVERSITY OF BRIGHTON Led by Eco Kids Projects Champion, festival volunteer and Senior University Lecturer, Cate Grundy Cate will be working closely with her student design team, to provide unique branding for our event, and a live installation project that will work around a theme of plastic waste in our oceans. BRIGHTON PEACE AND ENVIRONMENT CENTRE (BPEC) Led by Eco Campaigns Superwomen, festival volunteer and Charity Communications Manager, Alice Doyle Alice will be working with community organisations across Brighton to co-ordinate their involvement with the festival.

FESTIVAL VOLUNTEER TEAM Our event is being created by a dedicated and passionate team of volunteers, without whom, this festival would not be possible: Jo Child (CleverGreen Group Limited) - Kindness Ambassador, on a mission to heal the world with compassion, and Event Director Marcus Child - Sanity Provider to Event Director, Musical and Mathmatics Mastermind, and Legal and Finance Manager Romi Bobkova (Magic Pixies Eco Cleaning Company) - Sanity Provider to Event Director, Superstar Eco Pixie and Project Manager Stephanie Crechriou (Hyppanie Felt maker) - Smiles That Light up the Room and Social Enterprise Communications Manager Rob Fearne - Moves Like Jagger and Bar Operations Manager Jenny Barratt (SuperLooper) - Wise and Wonderful Mediator and Campaign Manager Harriet Josephine (Harriet's of Hove) - Instagram Extraordinaire, Zero Waste Heroine and Campaign Manager Diana Morgan (Ecostepbystep)- Eco Shopping Know How Champion and Campaign Manager Nik James - Eco Festival Veteran and Campaign Manager 

THE BIG EVENT AND WHAT TO EXPECT ***Live entertainment and installations*** ***Roaming performers***. ***Music on the main stage***. ***Local community performances***. ***Workshops***. ***Homewares and gifts*** ***Ethically produced food*** ***Environmentally friendly skincare and cosmetics*** ***Wellbeing area*** ***Kids area*** ***Community project information***. ***Guest speakers*** MORE INFO AND FULL LINE UP AS THEY'RE CONFIRMED. 

HIGHLIGHTS AND WHAT NOT TO MISS THE LARGEST SWISHING TENT BRIGHTON HAS SEEN - IN FACT WE HOPE TO SET A RECORD!!! Look out for our big clothes swapping tent! We will be aiming to set a record for the largest clothes swapping tent in Brighton, followed by a fashion show. A small donation will be required to enter and up to ten items of good quality clothing and/or shoes can be swapped on the day. MORE HIGHLIGHTS ANNOUNCED SOON.


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