The largest zero-waste festival in the UK, No Planet B, is set to be held in August. The festival will feature an extensive line-up of vegan food, Stroud News and Journal reported.
The event brings together innovative food experiences and ideas surrounding environmental awareness and sustainability.
The co-founder and creative director of the festival, Maudie Johnson, told the news publication, “zero waste, minimalism and veganism are snowballing right now.” She continued, “We’re increasingly focusing on what we can do to assist a deteriorating environment.”
To promote these efforts, the event is encouraging guests to bring their own reusable water bottles, food containers, and metal straws to reduce the amount of plastic waste in the environment.
The vegan food available at No Planet B includes a “colourful array of delights.” Attendees can look forward to pulled jackfruit burgers, “legendary” beef-less pies, raja wraps, and turmeric and blue spirulina lattes.
According to the festival’s Kickstarter page, No Planet B is a “place to enthuse, dance and delight with badass game changers.” Guests can pitch a tent, park a campervan, or go “glamping” to enjoy the festival overnight for up to three days. The event is said to be “carving a new path for all festivals” and is described as a TED Talk meets music festival.
Event-goers can also enjoy live music, including DJ sets, yoga classes, permaculture, meditation, and stalls selling ethically-made goods. No Planet B will also feature talks and workshops with experts in sustainable living, including activists such as James Aspey, Earthling Ed, and Amy Louise.
A promotional video shared by the organization said, “Every day we make choices. Small choices. Easy choices. Big choices. But the question is, what effect do these choices have? These everyday choices are your chance to make a change. A change for good.”
The organization also pointed out that there will be more plastic waste in the world’s oceans than fish by 2050 unless we all make a concerted effort to be more mindful about our choices.
“We truly believe No Planet B Festival will make an impact from the offset creating a positive energy for the future of our planet,” the company wrote.
So far, the event’s Kickstarter has raised more than £12,000.
No Planet B Festival will be held at the Great Tew in The Cotswolds from August 17 to 19. Tickets are available online.