Cloudspotting Music and Arts Festival is set in the beautiful Gisburn Forest in the heart of Bowland AONB. Our Environmental Policy highlights our commitment to create a comfortable environment where man and nature can co-exist harmoniously. We hope to create a space where you can experience and be inspired by our music, arts and environmental programme and learn how we can support wildlife and nature to live together in a world sustainable for the future.
We are all the solution to the problem
The Cloudspotting team recognises that climate change poses a serious risk to the quality of life now and in the future, and that reckless resource use, pollution of the natural environment, and wastefulness are issues which should be addressed by the festival.
We are committed to taking steps to reduce the festival’s environmental impact
- Protect the natural world and environment for the future generations: The site the event takes place on and the wider world
- To minimise our contribution to climate change by limiting landfill waste: Reducing the festival’s carbon footprint, and working with audience and our suppliers to manage our festival waste more effectively.
- To become a role model for contractors and audience to inspire more sustainable living: Keeping environmental issues at the forefront of our onsite activities and inspiring others to make positive changes.
Measuring our carbon footprint and adopting new sustainable initiatives
In 2016 as a member of the Northern Festival Network we undertook an audit of the festival to measure our environmental performance. Our results enabled us to analyse our practices and plan how we can adopt new strategies to reach our targets for the future in the following areas:
- Recycling and waste
- Audience and supplier travel and transport
- Plastic use onsite
Our goal is to reduce the carbon footprint of the festival by 20% in three years.
Taking action with our Environmental Policy
Cloudspotting Festival has initiatives in place to help us reduce impacts which address how we can:
Reduce energy use and adopt more sustainable methods to tackle our carbon footprint
Reduce waste and recycling
Protecting the natural environment
Cloudspotting support environmental organisations and their essential work protecting the UK’s landscape and wildlife. These include our hosts, The Forestry Commission and our workshop partners Forest of Bowland AONB and the RSPB. They will all be at the festival co-ordinating activities that include talks, creative arts, trails and much, much more.
Working together with you
The Cloudspotting Festival team are committed to creating a culture where contractors and you, our audience, can work and live more sustainably.
Our Environmental Policy
To view our Environmental Policy in full detail, please look at our tab on our About page of the website.
Please help us to maintain the natural beauty of Gisburn Forest, keep our festival site tidy and beautiful, reduce our impacts and make a positive contribution to the world. If you have any ideas, get in touch here.
Cloudspotting Music and Arts Festival 2017 tickets are still available from our box office.