Ecotricity is partnering with the Notting Hill Carnival this weekend as the organisers look to make it the greenest party in the event’s 52 year history.
The fashion industry isn’t well known for being green. Just last year, Stella McCartney condemned it as “incredibly wasteful and harmful to the environment”. So it’s good to know that there are businesses out there producing original clothes that don’t cost the earth. We spoke to Rosie from t-shirt printing business, Giant Triplets, as they prepare to take their sustainable fashion to Larmer Tree festival.
Larmer Tree Festival is approaching fast and, if you’re going, you’ll have a lot of things on your list to see and experience. Just so you don’t miss it, we wanted to give you a quick heads up about the veggie and vegan refreshments on offer. We asked the folks at Larmer Tree to make some recommendations.
Deep in the ancient woodlands of the Cranbourne Chase lie the Larmer Tree Gardens. During their first creation in Victorian times, music and entertainment were important features, with singing, plays and poetry recitals entertaining over 44,000 visitors a year by 1899. In the evening the gardens were illuminated by thousands of lights, and there was dancing in the open air. The novelist and poet, Thomas Hardy, described it as “quite the prettiest sight I ever saw in my life”. However, following the death of the owner in 1900, the gardens closed.
Britain’s greenest energy company, Ecotricity, will power over 50 intimate and exclusive gigs with 100% green electricity this summer when it takes over the Lower Lawns at Larmer Tree Festival.
In the words of Ecotricity founder Dale Vince: “it’s a mad car.” Dale wanted to smash the stereotype of electric cars as “something Noddy would drive – slow, boring, not cool.” So a team of ex-motorsports engineers spent two years making Dale’s vision a reality and in 2012, The Nemesis became the fastest electric vehicle in the UK.