Green

Volunteer With Our Green Team

Do you want to help save the planet, one festival at a time?

We are looking for volunteers who are full of energy, passionate about the environment and enjoy engaging with people on green issues. As a member of the Green Team you will receive a crew wristband, get to camp in crew camping with like-minded people where you will have access to hot showers and nice loos. This is an opportunity to gain valuable experience in the sustainable events field, and you are welcome to enjoy the festival when you are not volunteering.

 

Environmental Impact

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 2018 we are very pleased to have been awarded 4 out of 5 stars, thank you to everyone who helped us to achieve this fantastic result.

See our key achievements below and download our Latitude IG report to see our environmental performance in 2018.

Energy

Energy generation is one of the biggest sources of carbon dioxide emissions globally and in the UK.

All of our tower and festoon lights is 100% LED. LED lights are 95% more environmental friendly than fluorescent and incandescent lights. 95% of the energy in LEDs is converted into light and only 5% is wasted as heat, however fluorescent lights convert 95% of energy to heat and only 5% into light. 15% of the total fuel we use in the generators is Waste Vegetable Oil biofuel.

Travel Impact

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 2019. Travelling by coach uses less carbon than travelling car.

  • 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.
  • Coach travel is between 4 to 6 times more environmentally friendly than taking a car to a festival.

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.

Cycle to Latitude

We are working with Red Fox Cycling to guide a dedicated cycle ride to Latitude Festival. Ride from London with an overnight stop or Ipswich on a fully supported cycle ride through the rolling fields of Essex and Suffolk.  Their experienced guides and support van will journey every mile with you, providing food, mechanical support and plenty of encouragement. They can even bring you and your bike back to London after the festival. All you need to do is turn up and have fun.

https://www.redfoxcycling.co.uk/pages/latitude

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?

Car Share

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

Waste Strategy

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

COMPOST
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.

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

GENERAL WASTE
There should be minimal left over that goes into General Waste.

Zero Waste Campsites

After a really really successful 2018 NiftyBins are back to have more fun with ZeroWaste recycling.  Thank you so much for everyone who used the system last year, we were over whelmed with response.  Please join us again in helping clean up our own environment, we will have many more recycling points across the festival this year, please spread the word of separation education and camp in a cleaner field each year. Your support is greatly welcome, its time now to make the change to help the future children enjoy a cleaner world.

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.

Every Can Counts

We’ve teamed up with Every Can Counts this year who will gladly give your finished drink cans a new home.  Expect games and activities, who knew recycling could be this much fun!

Water Refills

Tap water is free. Please feel free to refill your bottles at the taps provided.

Reusable Cups

Latitude festival continues to use reusable cups, something we’ve been doing since 2007 to eliminate single-use plastic. An average of one cup per person was kept as a souvenir and the rest are in storage ready to re-use next year.

Pay £2 deposit on your first beer and get it back when you return the cup at the end of the night or at the end of the festival (before Sunday night) to our main bars.

Our creative team have designed a limited number of exclusive Latitude Festival branded cups. There are a few designs to choose from for you to pick and keep as a souvenir.