Love Saves Tomorrow: Bristol music festival achieves Commended status as A Greener Festival by A Greener Future

Love Saves The Day’s sustainability credentials recognised following festival’s commitment to reducing its carbon footprint

A love letter to music and its community, Love Saves The Day has been committed to reducing its impact on the planet since its inception. Now, its environmental efforts have been recognised by A Greener Future as part of the organisation’s renowned certification process – with judges praising the festival as: “Well-managed, environmentally-aware and going beyond expectations to make a positive change”.

Committed to making Bristol’s biggest music festival ever-more sustainable, Team Love’s ambition to protect and enhance the environment and festival spaces so that future generations can experience them is becoming more and more of a reality.

Joining the Vision 2025 pledge in aiming to ensure significant reduction in the climate impacts of outdoor live events by 2025 (and beyond), Love Saves The Day has achieved Commended status as A Greener Festival 2023 by A Greener Future – an industry-leading organisation improving the sustainability of all live sector events, who stated:

“Demonstrating a passionate drive for a greener festival with a focus on best practice going forwards. The team has shown excellent efforts and a clear determination to continue to improve, to protect the environment and enhance positive stakeholder connections.

“The whole A Greener Future team are very grateful for the achievements of certified events, and again we thank you wholeheartedly for your efforts and actions to make the global event industry greener, and striving for AGF Certification. ”

Team Love believe that festivals are an essential part of the economic and social cohesion of society, and should be valued as such – while recognizing that with hosting live events comes an inevitable impact on the planet. As such, the team work tirelessly to reduce this, whilst maximising Love Saves The Day’s positive social impact within Bristol and beyond.

Team Love’s sustainability campaign for Love Saves The Day has seen the festival install vape recycling stations as well as offer free personal ashtrays to attendees, which are recycled film covers. Championing the message to ensure festival-goers avoid fast fashion is also a priority – brought to life in the event’s sustainable fashion campaign, which encourages audiences to shop local, buy second hand, make their own clothes, borrow from friends and swap garments.

Similarly, the festival has introduced compostable toilets and offers eco-travel options, including the Love Bus, which has been a popular mode of transport to and from the festival site in recent years. Team Love has also partnered with both Music Declares Emergency and Climate Live, in order to raise climate awareness amongst both its acts and audiences.

Pauline Bourdon, Sustainability and Social Cohesion Manager at Love Saves The Day said: “We’re very happy to see Love Saves The Day being certified by AGF. The team has worked hard to reduce our environmental impact and deepened our commitment to a greener and fairer future for our industry. We are looking forward to working on new and exciting initiatives for next year and engaging stakeholders further in climate action.”