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Car Share

Car sharing is a fun, easy, cheap and sustainable way to travel! If you’re travelling to the festival by car, sign up to Latitude Liftshare to offer your empty seats and get FREE access to our priority car park to get you closer to the action!

Looking for a lift?

Sign up to Latitude Liftshare to find your match and share the festival excitement.

Volunteer With Our Green Team

Help us save the planet, one festival at a time – We’re looking for volunteers who are full of energy, passionate about the environment and enjoy engaging with people about green issues.

As a member of our Green Team you will receive a crew wristband, get to camp in crew camping with like minded people and access to hot showers and nice toilets. You will also gain valuable experience in the sustainable events field, whilst taking time to enjoy the festival when not volunteering.

Sound good? You’re in the right place!

Apply to volunteer here!

Environmental Impact

Music Festivals have an impact on the environment because of the transport taken, energy they use,  waste generated, water use as well as the food and drink consumed. The Show Must Go On Report 2020 shows that the biggest impacts are travel, energy and waste.

As set out in our Sustainability Charter we have a responsibility to preserve the live music experience for generations to come and the opportunity to use our platform to inspire global environmental action.

We have signed up to the Vision 2025 pledge and are working towards a 50% reduction in event related greenhouse gas emissions by 2025 (from 2014 levels).

 

Julie’s Bicycle

We work very closely with Julie’s Bicycle, a not-for-profit organisation working on sustainability within the creative industries. As part of our commitment to reduce our environmental impact, we take part in their Creative Green certification that is the leading mark of achievement on environmental sustainability within the creative industries.

In 2019 we are very pleased to have been awarded 4 out of 5 stars, thank you to everyone for participating. The Creative Green report can be downloaded here.

How you can help

These pages set out how you can get involved to help us achieve our goals and take action on climate change.

Low Carbon Travel

Travelling to the festival makes up 80% of the total carbon emissions generated (source: The Show Must Go On Report, 2015). You could travel by lower carbon forms of travel such as coach, train with direct shuttle buses to the festival or carshare to help reduce this. See our travel page for all options.

 

Big Green Coach

We’ve partnered with Big Green Coach once again as the official travel provider to Latitude Festival 2021. Travelling by coach emits less carbon than travelling by car.

  • Coach travel is between 4 to 6 times more environmentally friendly than taking a car to a festival.
  • Last year, by choosing the coach instead of the car for your festival travel, Big Green Coach saved enough travel miles to take you to the moon and back 46 times.
  • Last year the average carbon saving made by Big Green Coach passengers was enough to boil 7.8 million kettles.
  • Big Green Coach sponsor and protect 5 sq ft of rainforest for 10 years for each coach seat sold.
  • Big Green Coach have protected over 1 million sq ft of rainforest through our sponsorship initiatives.
  • More than two million square foot has already been protected – thanks to you.

Using Big Green Coach is a positive step towards reducing the environmental impact caused by festival travel. Latitude are proud to once again name Big Green Coach as the Official Coach Travel Provider this year. Big Green Coach are the UK’s largest travel events company and will be providing coach services for weekend campers, alongside day return services.

They will be offering the chance to buy low cost return coach services, with or without your festival ticket as a package. Festival goers can choose to arrive on Thursday or Friday and Big Green Coach will get all campers home on Monday.
Day services are timed to arrive before music starts and will not depart until music finishes. With 18 pick-up points are available across the UK, prices start from just £35 return.

Visit the Big Green Coach website for more information and to book your ticket and travel.

Recycling

We run a three-bin system at the festival, which means every recycling point in the campsites and main arena will be formed by 3 bins:

COMPOSTABLES
When you buy food from the traders, everything your food comes in is compostable so plates, cutlery and napkins can be placed in the compost bins along with the food scraps. Please make sure NO PLASTIC goes into the compost.

RECYCLABLES
Plastic bottles, aluminium cans, newspapers, magazines and clean and dry cardboard (no used greasy pizza boxes as these do not recycle).

NON RECYCLABLES
For anything else. There should be minimal left over that goes into General Waste.

We also are working with NiftyBins in the campsites where you can recycle just like you do at home – with separate pods for hard plastic, soft plastic, cans, cardboard and food. You’ll spot their colourful pods a mile off!

Tents and Camping Equipment

When packing ready for the festival weekend, remember to pack wisely and only bring essential items, please do not bring any single use plastic (plastic bottles are allowed but please keep them to a minimum). Thank you for taking your tents home with you.

If you want to hire a tent rather than bring your own, Pink Moon offer pre pitched tents.

If you have any broken tents chairs, gazebos, empty batteries, unopened tins of food after the festival, please take them to the Recycling Points.

Water Refills

Please bring your refillable bottles to refill at the taps provided.

Reusable Cups

It is only possible to use our much-loved Latitude branded reusable cups once per year at the festival, so we have taken the decision to not make any more of them. This is because they need to be used up to 14 times to outweigh the environmental impacts of paper cups (Source: The Making Waves Guide to Reusable Cups at Festivals & Events, RAW Foundation (2018)).
Freshly washed reusable cups from previous years will be available this year, and you will find them at two bars in the main arena – Sunrise Bar and The Tap House. They are also available at Pink Moon for campers who are staying there.

This works in three easy steps:

We will be asking you to pay a £1 deposit in addition to the price of your first drink, in return for a reusable cup.
Each time you go back to Sunrise Bar or The Tap House for another drink, you can swap your cup for a clean cup full of a refreshing beverage.
At the end of the night / festival you can either keep your cup as a souvenir, or take your cup to the dedicated refund points to get your £1 back.
Please redeem your deposit before Sunday night to avoid disappointment. Empty all contents, no crushed or broken cups.

REFUND POINT LOCATIONS

Bar 1 – Obelisk Bar (Main Stage right) – Closes at 23:00 Friday to Sunday

Bar 3 – Welcome Bar (Arena side of Sunrise Bridge) – Closes at 02:00 Thursday to Saturday, and 01:00 on Sunday

CUP, BOTTLE AND CAN DEPOSIT RETURN SCHEME (ARENA ONLY)

The rest of our cups will be paper this year and all paper cups, bottles and cans bought in the arena at Latitude will have a 10p refundable deposit included in the price. This is to encourage them to be returned for recycling.Return ten paper cups, bottles, or cans for a £1 refund. Return point locations are as above.

Please redeem your deposit before 23:00 on Sunday night to avoid disappointment. Empty all contents, no crushed or broken bottles / cups.