Environmental Responsibility

#LoveWhitstable
#LeaveNoTrace

Whilst all this frolicking in the streets, tantalising of taste buds and general adventuring is going on, #WOF18 is also making moves to reduce the festival’s impact on the local environment.

We’ve been listening to and learning from Whitstable’s greatest asset – the Sea. The Sea has played some seriously strong PR moves recently and for 2018 in conjunction with some pro-active Whitstable change-makers, we’ll be bringing the call to reduce damaging disposable plastic waste front and centre.

There will be a number of ways to join in and learn about this theme throughout the festival, including community beach cleans and workshops, but getting started is easy – just remember: #LoveWhitstable #LeaveNoTrace

What we’re doing: Practical actions
Festival Vision 2025: Pledge to reduce carbon usage by 50%
– Food & Drink Fair packaging: Only compostable packaging allowed
– Crew Water: No single use plastic drinking bottles used
– Recycling bins: We will provided mixed recycling across the Food & Drink Market site
– Litter Picks: Targetted litter picking at hotspot locations and beaches

What you can do: Practical actions
– Use bins or take your rubbish home: Sounds simple – is simple
– Join the Beach Clean: Look out for more info to come
– Volunteer with local groups: We will have information available at the event sites
– Attend workshops at the Horsebridge Arts Centre to create up-cycled parade sculptures

As the philosopher Jagger once said:
“You can’t always get what you want, but if you try sometimes…”
Whitstable Harbour returns.
See the full announcement at: https://t.co/E4IEcVC2Zo
#WOF18 #LoveWhitstable #LeaveNoTrace #HappyFriday

The Oyster Parade is back! So where is it going this year? What will it pass through the heart of? What will be distributed along the route?
Check out the announcement on https://t.co/I6KhQ7rZMJ and get those costumes ready! More announcements to follow!
#WOF18 #OysterParade

As raw and fresh as a Native! Check out the new #WOF18 website for the first wave of announcements! More news coming at you later this week – so watch this (and that) space!
https://t.co/cxCz0L699A
#LoveWhitstable #Oysters #FamilyFun #Community #Heritage #Whitstable

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