Appeal for Abergavenny Food Festival Eco-Warriors

Abergavenny Food Festival is looking for a positive and energetic bunch of people to assist in the recycling and disposal of waste throughout the festival period.

If you’re passionate about recycling and want to promote sustainability to the public and our traders, whilst informing them about how to make better choices when it comes to their rubbish, this may be the role for you. You will be working alongside Zero Waste, the original Welsh Eco Warriors! It will be fun and informative as well as really helpful to the festival.  Zero Waste are all about culture change, working with local community groups to run workshops about recycling.

Earlier this year, Abergavenny Food Festival claimed one of the top accolades at the Welsh Business Awards for Excellence in Environmental Management and aims to become a ‘zero waste’ event by 2020. In 2015, the festival diverted an impressive 7.4 tonnes of recycling from the waste stream – that’s an overall recycling rate of 76%.

Aine Morris, CEO of Abergavenny Food Festival, said, “Being environmentally responsible is not only good for our business, it’s great for other businesses and it’s great for the local area and Wales as a whole. We are committed to reducing our environmental impact by continually improving the way we operate, to become more efficient and sustainable”.

In order to hit these targets and continue promoting recycling and sustainability, Abergavenny Food Festival is looking to recruit a small army of eco-warriors to spread the message across the festival and keep the town of Abergavenny looking as lovely as ever!

As an official AFF eco-warrior, you’ll be tasked with:

  • Separating recycling
  • Litter picking across the festival site
  • Collecting bagged rubbish from public bins
  • Collecting bagged rubbish from traders
  • Various other waste related activities

In return for your generous and heroic efforts, you’ll be given:

  • A glowing reference and our undying thanks
  • A feature in the festival newsletter about your hard work
  • Delicious food
  • Reimbursed transport costs (up to a certain amount)

There’s simply no festival without all the help of the amazing volunteers and small initiatives like this can make an enormous difference to the wider festival experience. If you would like to get involved, please contact Liesel Townley.