Sustainability and St Leonards Festival


Get the train, cycle, walk or share a lift to St Leonards Festival  

Please bring your own water bottle and don't buy single use plastic. 

St Leonards Festival is working with festivals and carnivals around the UK as part of Carnival Acting Responsibly for the Environment. It's our aim to make festivals more sustainable. We are implementing targets for carbon and waste reduction and tools to measure our progress.

What can you do to help?

Don't by more food that you can eat.

Use the onsite recycling bins

We are currently setting out sustainability benchmarks, targets and key actions for the period from 2021-2023

These will be available shortly. 

These are the targets we have chosen to work on for St Leonards Festival. 

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Poor waste management contributions to climate change and air pollution, and directly affects many ecosystems and species. The amount we generate is too much and cannot be dealt with easily in a sustainable way.  

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Water for the environment is used to target specific outcomes for plants or animals. Poor water quality has its most direct impact on aquatic wildlife, particularly fish, bugs and plants. Excess nutrients, sediment, road salt and other contaminants can reduce the variety and hardiness of organisms living the waters. 

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Nearly all parts of the electricity system can affect the environment, and the size of these impacts will depend on how and where the electricity is generated and delivered. The emission of air pollutants from fossil fuel combustion is the major cause of urban air pollution. 

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Travelling, especially air travel, is a luxury that is bad for the environment. Any form of transportation that uses fossil fuels contributes to climate change; planes especially, as they release their greenhouse gases directly into the higher regions of the atmosphere where they do the worst of their damage.