Cheshire’s Just So Festival has been awarded the Sustainable Tourism Award at the annual Marketing Cheshire Tourism Awards. It’s not the first time Just So has been recognised for its green credentials, pioneering approach to accessibility and sustainable practices. At the 2016 event the family arts festival received a Tourism Experience of the Year Award, and the following year it took the Best Practice Award at the National Outdoor Events Association (NOEA) Awards. Organiser, Wild Rumpus, was also crowned ‘Small Business of the Year’ by judges of the Northern Soul Awards.
The festival aims to reduce the use of fossil fuels by at least 50 per cent before 2025 and is working with Energy Revolution to offset the carbon from attendees’ travel. In addition, the team works from a horsebox and tree house in woodland and uses compost toilets lit by energy efficient LED lighting, while all on site vendors during the festival use reusable cups.
Wild Rumpus is part of the line-up at the Association of Festival Organisers (AFO) Conference in Stratford Upon Avon, 9-11 November.