01.02.2017

MetalDays receives the Greener Festival Award 2016!

Another award for one of the 13 best metal festivals in the world.

SIGIC

Greener Festival

The international non-profit organisation A Greener Festival, which assesses art and music festivals for their good environmental practices, has awarded 25 festivals from Europe and the United States of America for their environmentally aware waste management schemes at the award ceremony which took place on 13. January at Eurosonic Noorderslag in Groningen, the Netherdlands.

Among the winners of this annual award, established in 2007, is for the first time a Slovene festival - MetalDays. Its organizers have for many years offered to their visitors biodegradable tent pegs and last year replaced plastic with biodegradable packaging. MetalDays was among the first festivals to have introduced a so-called waste deposit in order to motivate festival-goers to clean up after themselves. They have also been actively addressing the problem of waste water in order to reduce the use of plastic chemical toilets and have replaced almost 50% of food of animal origin with vegan dishes as well as provided free drinking water for festival-goers.