What do Sailing, Jazz and VW Campervans have in common? They all have a festival dedicated to their celebration and enjoyment in Ireland! Seafood and Shanties, Performing Arts, Choral Groups or Dance All Nighters – we promote the wide variety of festivals that share the added bonus of operating in a responsible and sustainable manner.

The festivals listed here will adhere to strict but achievable standards around energy use and waste management, where possible feature local and Irish goods and services, and the organisers take simple steps to provide/promote sustainable transport options to the event. From the Rose of Tralee International Festival to the Sligo Festival we're sure you'll find an event to enjoy.

Festival fun is good but Green Festival fun is fantastic!

If you want to have your green festival listed send us an email with a link to your website and your green initiatives to info@greentravel.ie  If you want to achieve the GREENMark by GreenTravel.ie - Greener Festival logon to our information page here.... 


Rose of Tralee

Our Green Vision

Welcome to our Festival and to our Greener Festival Initiative. By becoming a Member of Greener Festivals, the Rose of Tralee International Festival has begun to adopt policies, practices and behaviour that will help lessen its impact on the environment and communicate a positive green message to our visitors.

The Festival has made this Greener Festival committment as part of a wider strategy for all businesses and stakeholders in Tralee who are interested in making the town a green tourism destination, and also because it has an interest in taking responsibility for its impact on the environment as part of a commitment to a global greener future.

This year we are delighted that Higgins Waste & Recycling is on board as a sponsor, helping us to recycle more of our waste and send less of it to landfill.

In addition, Sean Murphy Electrical, who supplies all the decorative Festival street lighting, has converted to more energy efficient LED lamps which will result in a 98% reduction in power consumption, and as the life of LED lamps is much longer than regular bulbs, 75% fewer of them will need to be replaced each year.  

In 2016 we pledge to:

  • Print our promotional material (i.e. tickets and brochures) on recycled paper
  • Hold events and meetings at hotels who are Green Certified
  • Manage our waste disposable more efficiently so that we recycle more waste and send less to landfill
  • Measure water consumption during the Festival at the Dome site and reduce our 2016 consumption levels
  • Measure our electricity consumption and reduce our 2016 consumption levels
  • Measure noise levels for events in the Festival Dome and ensure our potential noise level is kept to permittable levels
  • Position an identifiable Green Team in the Festival Dome
  • Use recycled materials in the construction of Rose Parade Floats
  • Recycle paper waste and purchase recycled paper supplies
  • Reuse and recycle Festival signage
  • Ensure that market traders to dispose of their recyclable waste responsibly
  • Encourage visitors to the Festival to limit their impact on the environment and suggest ways they can achieve this
  • Work with Tralee Chamber Alliance on being part of a wider Greener Tralee Initiative
  • Help promote Tralee as a Fairtrade Town
  • Help promote Kerry's natural landscape and rich biodiversity

In 2015 we fulfilled all our Green Festival commitments.

For more information logon here:  http://www.roseoftralee.ie/about-us/greening-the-festival 

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