we are so very proud that MetalDays have attained an Improvers Award in the Greener Festival Awards 2016!
Small steps lead to a great journey! We are so very proud, that our small steps and improvements into ecology and sustainability direction are showing to be the right one and that they do have impact. We have made so many little steps, that we have already stopped counting them. But - just a reminder of a few of them : few years ago we started to supply every visitor with biodegradable tent pegs, last year we have replaced all the plastic cups, spoons, forks, plates etc. with biodegradable ones, our toilet papers and napkins are made of recycled and organic materials, we have running clean and drinkable water thru the festival area, that allows our festival visitors to refill their bottles at all times (yes, there is no need for plastic water bottles from the shop), we have installed a new sewage and drainage system, that will reduce the amount of plastic chemical toilets used at the festival area, we are the pioneers and have invented so called "garbage deposit" that motivate every visitor to clean up his/her own thrash, we replaced 50% of meat and dairy food with vegan food, and so many more... Of course all of this little steps towards our Green journey to reduce environmental impact of our festival would not be possible without you, our dear visitors.
Therefore we would like to encourage you even more to help us and cooperate with us in our green journey endeavours!
And the AGF award? The message from the AGF management: "Improvers signifies the beginning of the green “journey” and shows your event exhibits a significant engagement with the process of reducing environmental impact. Since the relaunch of the Greener Festival Assessment criteria festivals have been challenged more than ever to be awarded, and this really is a great example of the work MetalDays have done to lessen the events impact and communicate with the audience."
We know that is only the beginning and yet -we are so happy about it! Looking forward to many more of them to come.