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Glastonbury shows its green travel credentials

Go greenly to Glastonbury this year and reap the rewards.  That’s the idea behind the Glastonbury Festival Green Traveller package on offer to Festival visitors.  Festival organizers have put together a scheme that they hope will encourage many of the expected 200,000 music fans attending the event to leave their cars at home.

The Glastonbury Festival is one of the biggest outdoor gatherings in the U.K., and highly committed to a greener environment which of course includes less carbon emissions from petrol engines.  The promoters intend to make it easier and cheaper to travel by public or charter bus, and there will be several options offered, including a Big Green Coach package.  National Express and the National Rail Service have details about additional travel options.

The incentive for travellers is a Green Lanyard that will be presented to anyone who arrives by public transport, either bus or train, at the festivals coach park, or anyone who arrives on a bicycle.  The lanyard entitles the bearer to free food vouchers, solar showers, access to reserved compost toilets, and a discounted memento t-shirt.

The concert runs from June 22-26, and performers include Morrissey, Elbow, U2 and DJShadow amongst others.  You must arrive (greenly) by 10:00pm on Friday in order to pick up a lanyard and enjoy the extra amenities, the performances, and the good feeling of doing a good thing for the planet.

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