Starry Skies is committed to being as green as possible, ensuring that we take care of the beautiful land on which we camp, and that impacts stretching beyond the event itself are minimised. This is what we are doing in a nutshell:
Water – In 2016, we stopped selling plastic bottles on site as part of our Bring a Bottle campaign. This is continuing for Edition Five due to a very positive response from campers and we applaud you for reducing the impact from single use plastics on the environment. Don’t forget to bring your own reusable water bottles this year – or buy one of our official Starry Skies steel bottles HERE to collect on arrival! Please support the campaign and refill your reusable water bottle from one of the many taps across site.
Food – The Starry Skies cafe has a strict sourcing policy – you will be eating freshly prepared, locally sourced and ethically certified ingredients. All eggs, fish, meat and milk are organic, local and free range where possible. Meat is sourced from farms which treat their animals well, and is mostly certified free range and organic.
Waste – We are proud to be working with Chris from Zero Waste, to recycle as much as possible. We will have volunteers manning a recycling point in each campsite where they will help you separate your recycling. We’re aiming for only a small percentage of non-recyclable waste will go to landfill – e.g. nappies, but we need your help to do it! Please get involved and learn from our recycling gurus to help us achieve as much as possible!
Carbon – We are carbon positive! We accurately measure the Starry Skies carbon footprint using an established online tool which takes into account all our impacts derived from waste, transport, energy use and food and drink. We then invest into clean energy to avoid the equivalent amount of carbon, which is reported by the wind farm operator. There are no carbon credits involved to confuse things.
Energy – Starry skies is 100% powered by waste vegetable oil, courtesy of Power Logistics. The lighting is LED and low energy throughout. The only fossil fuel used onsite is the gas for cooking in the cafe and heating shower water.
Travel – We measure and account for the travel of artists and crew with carbon avoidance investments, and offer you the opportunity to make a donation to account for your real journey length when buying car passes – please do this if you can afford to do so.
Education – Starry Skies is all about nature – we hope to provide kids with an inspiring experience of the outdoors and new ideas and knowledge about ecology, the environment and the food we eat through the workshops and talks we offer. We are proud to be part of a wider movement of encouraging young people and families to have more outdoors experience.
Working together – If you have an idea for how we can improve, please let us know!