Travel is typically the largest source of carbon emissions from live events but we’re working with the charity Trees For Cities to tackle these impacts. For every car and live-in vehicle pass booked, £1 will automatically go to Trees for Cities. This small investment will help account for the carbon emissions from your festival journey, helping to turn a problem into a solution.
We also encourage you, where possible, to reduce your emissions by choosing one of our more sustainable festival travel options. Whether that’s coming by train and shuttle bus, booking one of our partner coach journeys, or by starting your weekend in style with Red Fox Cycling’s Ride to Wilderness scheme.
Trees for Cities is the only UK charity working at a national and international scale to improve lives by planting trees in cities. We get stuck in with local communities to cultivate lasting change in their neighbourhoods – whether it’s revitalising forgotten spaces, creating healthier environments or getting people excited about growing, foraging and eating healthy food.’
With over 25 years of experience in urban tree planting, Trees for Cities has been consistently working to highlight the multiple benefits of urban trees to improve people’s lives in towns and cities and connect individuals and communities with nature through the direct positive action of urban tree planting.
With over 80% of the population now living in towns and cities in the UK, we want to work with our partners to bring the multiple benefits of urban trees to urban communities everywhere!
Unequivocal evidence is mounting on the multiple benefits of urban trees and green spaces in relation to a range of health and wellbeing outcomes. Alongside supporting biodiverse habitats and the incalculable aesthetic, cultural and historical value they bestow on society, trees clean our air, mask noise, absorb greenhouse gases, provide shade and protection against the ‘urban heat island effect’ and mitigate flood risk.
High quality ‘green infrastructure’ also creates places for city dwellers to escape to, to exercise in, to be with nature at and socialise – they also look after our mental health and wellbeing and this is something that has been especially important through the pandemic.