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Greener Festivals

During its four days the annual Glastonbury Festival brings nearly 200,000 people to a country site on a UK farm.

This page has not been updated since June 2014.


Many secular festivals are already well experienced in work to reduce the carbon footprint of their event and useful resources have been developed that could help pilgrimage sites in thinking through greening initiatives.

Here are some links to informative sites and other downloadable resources that may be of interest to Green Pilgrimage Network members:

A Greener Festival (NGO)

Green Festival Alliance

Sustainable Event Alliance

The greening of music festivals: motivations, barriers and outcomes. (Journal of Sustainable Tourism)

A Review of “Religious tourism and pilgrimage management”(Journal of Sustainable Tourism)

Sustainable Tourism Management along the Camino de Santiago Pilgrimage Routes (Masters Thesis


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