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Eco Event at Glastonbury 2016

By Rachel Posner on July 2, 2016 in Blog
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Eco Event Cardboard Furniture Project at Glastonbury 2016 with Greenpeace, Oxfam and WaterAid

Michael Eavis lamented Glastonbury 2016 as the muddiest in its 46 –year history, but we still braved the rain and the mud to join charities Oxfam, Greenpeace and WaterAid in a special collaboration with our eco friendly cardboard project Eco Event.

Worthy causes at Glastonbury | Eco friendly cardboard furniture project Eco Event at Glastonbury 2016 with Greenpeace, Oxfam and WaterAid.
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The Eco Event cardboard space was inside the joint charities luxury yurt in the VIP hospitality area at Glastonbury Festival 2016. The yurt was divided into three sections of Play, Chat and Chill with our cardboard furniture making up the Play area.
Every year the joint charities work together to plan how they can promote a common goal for a cleaner, greener, fairer Glastonbury Festival and the world. The joint charities yurt featured a stunning plant chandelier installation, virtual reality, large beanbags and our eco friendly cardboard furniture, as well as spreading their important global messages.
The cardboard space in the hospitality area featured foosball, a picnic table, bench and hanging tree for the virtual reality headsets.

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The PLAY area in hospitality wasn’t the only presence we had at Glastonbury Festival this year, the joint charities set up a Meeting Point in the main festival site where you can dress up and sing on a mini Pyramid Stage. Before visitors took to the stage on the mini Pyramid, they could create their own GIF moment from our eco-friendly cardboard photo booth personalised by the joint charities, Oxfam, WaterAid and Greenpeace.

Eco Event Cardboard Furniture Project at Glastonbury 2016 with Greenpeace, Oxfam and WaterAid | Meeting Point Glastonbury

You can read more about how the rest of our Glastonbury experience unfolded on the Eco Event blog. Not even Brexit or the worst ever mud on record could dampen the spirits of all the hedonistic festival goers, which was summed up perfectly by Michael Eavis, ‘I drove round the whole site last night. It took right up until 4.30am and the sun was up and there was just thousands of happy people with smiles on their faces despite the adverse conditions. It is extraordinary. I do not know how they do it, but they love it so much’. Brace yourselves…

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