The Green Gathering
We Love Windmills
put profit, we put
ethics - right at the heart of what we do.
compromise for an easy
life or a cheap deal.
We are set up as a Workers'
Co-operative and are a
- We use energy
efficient, solar-powered custom built sound system and LED lights.
- We encourage
others, through demonstration and teaching, to reduce energy
- We use real
crockery, cutlery, towels and cloths - not disposables.
- We reuse, recycle
and compost as much as we possibly can.
- We use
biodegradable binbags, eco cleaning products, recycled aluminium foil,
everlasting coffee filters, unbleached teabags and recycled paper.
- We buy and sell
only vegetarian foods and over 95% of our ingredients are organic
(where not organic, our products are locally sourced / artisan made).
- We use local
and/or ethical suppliers as far as possible (genuinely).
- We do as many of
these things as we can all of the time, not just at festivals.
- Weirdigans is
- Any money we
take is used to: pay travel expenses; pay crew (up to
minimum wage); maintain kit; buy stock; improve our service and
sustainability; contribute towards events we are a part
of; and contribute towards charities/campaigns that we believe in (see
- Some of us do a
lot of unpaid work, just for the love of it.
- We bank with the
Co-op Bank (that's not so great anymore... but we have no savings
- Our website is
hosted by Green ISP (solar-powered,
carbon neutral, ethical, not-for-profit company).
Campaigns and Initiatives: we
have supported / been involved in:
- We buy Fairtrade
when we can; our coffee, chocolate, sugar, tea are
- We don't
discriminate on the grounds of race, culture, religion, gender
- We aim to work as
co-operatively as we can and
to take turns at washing up,
making tea, entertaining, putting up marquees, digging
ditches, lighting fires and so on... although we also try to play to
individuals' strengths and preferences where possible and fair.
jobs are seen as
Recipe for a sustainable,
happy, free life
less, consume less, avoid direct debits & credit cards
creative, grow vegetables, make compost, reuse and recycle
and mend, chop wood, carry water, explore, play
share skills, co-operate within your community
simple things -
conversation, campfires, books, exploring, dancing, music
mass-production and exploitation
off the television, Don't
things from small companies not large ones
be a slave to wage or career, merge life and work
natural renewable energy resources and use them wisely
packaging and processed foods; choose organic, local, non-GM
friends and health and nature
Happy, Be Free!