Motto: “Leave No Trace”
The Glastonbury Festival is an excellent example demonstrating how a little additional attention and care could make a tremendous difference in the world we are creating around us.
Wikipedia tells us that the “Glastonbury [festival] is the largest greenfield festival in the world, and is now attended by around 175,000 people, requiring extensive infrastructure in terms of security, transport, water, and electricity supply. The majority of staff are volunteers, helping the festival to raise millions of pounds for good causes.”
Indeed in 2013 Glastonbury raised over 2 million pound for charity purposes.
Few of the charities present on Glastonbury this year: Wateraid, Rotary Club, Joe Strummer Foundation. Find more on Google.
We can also learn from the same source that “the festival retains vestiges of … traditions, such as the Green Fields area, which includes sections known as the Green Futures and Healing Fields.”
What a brilliant opportunity it is bringing so many like-minded people together promoting good purposes.
Now it worth to read the fresh post about the reality and aftermath of such a great event this year.
And imagine if those who are careless now, would spend not more than half a minute to think about the Green Field and Futures of Glastonbury.
For example the organizers of the festival could encourage festival goers to donate their unnecessary sleeping bags, tents for some perk so that these items could be delivered to corners of the world where they have high value.
Thanks Janos. I know this area very well indeed and have spent much time in the nearby countryside. The town itself (a few km away) has been an Alternative Centre for decades ~ if not centuries. Many things emerging from there are quite remarkable.
I did post elsewhere that HH Dalai Lama made the same point during the Glastonbury Festival as Pope Francis had. That reducing climate change is also a religious responsibility for the Faithful. What we do need now is for the utterly uncaring corporate world to turn its business plan upside down … Earth first 🙂
I do not expect the corporate world to turn its business plan upside down, Mike. Probably a minority fraction will do that. The rest for sure won’t unless they will be forced to do so in some way.
The events of June 30 surrounding or driving the Greek – Troika chess game clearly showed the borderlines between the corporate world and the ‘people’. I think the same forces who sent their employees to Sintagma square to join ‘voluntarily’ to the Yes campaign, threatening them by immediate dismissal, could be found behind the destructive business plans globally. These forces maintain the ‘bank account first’ approach.