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Sunday, June 15, 2008

Hunter Wellies and Glasto

Festival season is approaching...
( Check out the track FESTIVAL on the new Sigur Ros album - superb ! )
It's less than 10 days to Glastonbury !

Check out the countdown here...

Music festivals have been criticised in the past for their impact on the environment. There is obviously a major carbon footprint involved in assembling a large number of people at any location, particularly some remote locations involved. Steps are being taken to give advice on reducing the personal impact of festival goers.

The RGS Geography in the News site has an article called FIELD STUDIES (nice title), by Chief Examiner Simon Oakes, which looks at the impact of festivals.

One of the largest is the GLASTONBURY FESTIVAL.

I would like to be at the Hydro Connect festival to see Sigur Ros, but it's the day before I start my new job...

Glastonbury is synonymous with floods and mud. Here's an image from last year...
Image made available under Creative Commons license by Flickr user kapungo

And when it's muddy you need wellies...

The GREEN GLASTONBURY section of the website explains a special link up with welly makers HUNTER.
I like their slogan "Outstanding in every field"....Hunter is teaming up with the charity WATERAID. WATERAID works in countries around the world.

Campers at Glastonbury will also be getting tent pegs which are made from potato starch.

If you're going, enjoy it !!

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