2017 IMPACT | 2018 & BEYOND | KEY MILESTONES | SAS PARTNERSHIP | GREEN TEAM
For almost 20 years we've worked closely with our long standing partner Surfers Against Sewage to implement sustainable & environmental strategies at Boardmasters, that grow greater year on year. We're learning, and we know we’ve got a way to go, but we strive to do our best and improve where we can. From litter bonds to the Green Team, beach cleans to the mammoth post-festival clean up operation, reducing single-use plastics to implementing a cup deposit scheme; our mission is to reduce our environmental impact and run an enjoyable, sustainable festival.
IMPACT MADE IN 2017
With your help, the year of 2017 was our greenest Boardmasters yet; actions included reducing our carbon footprint, implementing a litter bond on all camping tickets, using seven thousand reusable water bottles across the festival and much more. Head below to see how we are building on this in 2018...
2018 & BEYOND
In our most robust sustainability strategy yet, we're proud to unveil our key goals and plans that we will implement over the next three years. Our goals include continuing to reduce the amount of single-use plastic items used on site such as water bottles and cups, to levels close to zero, reduction in overall waste generated by the event, increasing site-wide recycling, reducing our carbon footprint and our mission to continuously work in harmony with the local community and environment.
|► Reduction in single use plastics to levels close to zero|
|► Increase recycling site wide|
|► Reduction in overall waste|
|► An event that works harmoniously with the local community and local environment|
|► Reduction in carbon footprint|
View some of the key environmental and sustainable actions implemented throughout the festival over the years.
Since 2001, we’ve worked side-by-side with long-standing partner SAS to develop and implement environmental strategies for the festival and the surrounding areas. In 2017, SAS were the largest beneficiary of the Boardmasters Foundation, receiving £20,000 to support their invaluable work to protect the UK’s coastlines.
Help us to protect the Cornish coastline and create a greener, cleaner festival! Trebelsue Farm, Watergate Bay and Fistral Beach combine to make a stunning festival site and to keep it that way, we need your help…