Outdoor events are great fun for the public and can attract thousands of people of all ages.
If you are an event organizer you have a lot to think about and do, so see below a guide that has been put together to help you with protecting the environment before, during and after your event. All events have an impact on the environment in terms of the amount of water and energy consumed as well as litter and waste generated. Additionally how people get to and from the event will have an impact locally. As a festival organiser, if you can plan ahead with the environment in mind, you can significantly lessen the impact of your event on your local environment as well as potentially saving money for both the organisers, local businesses and visitors. This short guide is aimed at getting you started!
If you are attending an event
Never litter - always ensure that you bring your waste home or use the bins provided by the event organizer
Try to avoid disposable single use items
Where possible “Buy Local” at the event
Use energy wisely
Use refillable water bottles
Car share or use public transport to get to the event
For additional information please contact Sinéad Ní Mhainnín, Environment Section, Galway County Council on 091-509510 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Contact Person: Tony Mc Inerney, Senior Executive Engineer