Our Sustainability Statement for 2017

At Another Love Story, we believe in love, and extending that love to our beautiful planet. Therefore we want to make a real effort to minimise the environmental impact of the festival by improving the way we manage our waste, transport and energy on site to help reduce the carbon emissions caused by the event.

Achieving this requires cooperation and support from everyone at the festival including the organisers, the traders, the artists, and the audience. So we are asking you to be mindful and respectful of the fact that we are essentially having a party in someone’s back garden, and to work with us to help reach our goals. Please take the time to read our sustainability statement.

Thanks and we look forward to seeing you at Another Love Story.

The ALS Team

Waste

Our aim is to minimise the amount of waste produced on site and to reduce, reuse and recycle as much as possible. We aim to maximise the amount of materials and organic waste that will be recycled and minimise the amount of waste going to a waste to energy plant.
ALS will provide bins around the festival site, in the campsites and in the house that will be clearly labelled for the following items:

  • General Waste
  • Mixed Dry Recyclables (plastics, cans, paper, cardboard)
  • Organic / Food Waste
  • Glass

Please use all the appropriate bins accordingly.

Please do not throw your cigarettes butts on the ground. They are toxic and take decades to biodegrade. Find a general waste bin or bring your own portable ashtray such as a plastic container.
We will providing drinking water on site so please bring a reusable water bottle, coffee mug and cutlery with you to help reduce the amount of plastic bottles and coffee cups on site.
The ALS traders have been requested to use only compostable or biodegradable coffee cups and kitchenware.

We also have our very own ‘Lovers Loo’ compost toilet on site and all the organic waste from this will go to a composting plant.

Energy

We understand there are many challenges when it comes to managing energy at events. However we want to lead the charge at ALS and make an effort to be energy efficient and use as much renewable, low carbon energy to power the festival as possible.

  • All of our festival festoon and stage lighting is LED.
  • We operate a strict ‘switch off’ policy on site turning off equipment and appliances that waste electricity when they are not in use.

Camping Clean, Camping Green

If you are camping in general camping or Glamping, please love the land by:

  • Keeping your camp clean and tidy over the weekend
  • Being sound to your neighbours
  • Separating and recycle your waste. Bring your own bags with you and use the right bins
  • Using a wind-up torch or LED lantern.
  • Investing in a portable solar charger for phones
  • Using biodegradable baby wipes
  • Taking your tent and ALL of your camping gear home with you afterwards.

Transport

There are a few ways to travel to the festival without it costing the earth:

  • Take the dedicated Festival Bus which leaves from St Patricks Cathedral at 18:00 on Friday 18th and returns from Killyon Manor at 18:00 on Sunday 20th. Tickets on sale soon.
  • Lift-share/car-pool: These days it’s all about the sharing economy, so spread the love by arranging lift-sharing with your friends. Websites such as carshring.ie or carpoolworld.com will help you find people driving to the festival who are willing to lift share.
  • Drive Greener – some Eco Driving Tips to save fuel and carbon emissions while driving AA Motoring advice
  • Cycle or walk – its free, zero carbon, and good exercise.