Festivals and events have an impact on the environment; considerable amounts of water and energy can be consumed as well as litter and waste generated.

Galway Arts Festival 2011, in association with Galway City Council and the Environment Protection Agency, have taken steps to reduce these environmental impacts.

We are encouraging all festival goers to support our efforts by following these simple steps:

  • Never litter. If you can’t find a bin, keep your waste with you and ask a steward or volunteer where the closest bin is.
  • Recycle. Do your best to segregate waste; place recyclables in the recycling bin and, where provided, use the food waste bin for food waste and napkins.
  • Reduce waste. Say no to items you’re not going to use, such as napkins, sachets and straws. Try to avoid disposable items.
  • Be energy efficient. Switch off appliances and lights when leaving home.
  • Travel smarter. Use public transport, walk, cycle or car share to and from festival events, if possible.
  • Be water wise. Don’t leave taps running in the toilets. If you spot a leak, tell the event organisers.
  • Buy local. Try to buy local during the festival; you will be supporting the local economy and sustaining local jobs.

So have fun, enjoy the festival and respect the environment.
To view our Greening Galway Arts Festival brochure click here.

The businesses listed below have pledged their support for our campaign. Please choose green business.

Festival Big Top
Black Box
Town Hall Theatre
Galway City Museum
Hotel Meyrick
Radisson Blu Hotel 

Green Hospitality Programme Members:
Ardilaun Hotel
Clayton Hotel
Da Tang Noodle House
Glenlo Abbey Hotel
Menlo Park Hotel
Sodexo Corporate Services, Medtronic
Sodexo Corporate Services, SAP
The G Hotel
The Oslo
The Twelve Hotel

Green Hospitality Members, Galway county:
Ballynahinch Castle Hotel
Carlton Shearwater Hotel
Claregalway Hotel
Connemara Coast Hotel
Killary Adventure Company
Shannon Oaks Hotel & County Club

Green Aware Members:
An Tobar
Busker Brownes
Campbell’s Tavern
Carlton Hotel
Cava Restaurant
E Brun Bar
Evergreen Galway Shopping Centre
Evergreen Mainguard Street
Evergreen Westside
Food 4 Thought
Galway Arms Hotel
Galway Bay Hotel
Griffin’s Bakery
Hotel Clybaun
Jurys Inn
Kirby’s Restaurant
McAlindens Pub
Mill House Restaurant
Monroes Live
NUIG College Bar
NUIG Smokey’s Café
NUIG The Wall Café
Pillo Hotel
Pura Vida Coffee House
Salt House
Salthill Hotel
Sheridan Cheesemongers
Sheridans of Knocknacarra          Sleepzone Hostel
Spanish Arch Hotel
The Blue Note
The Cottage Bar
The Crane Bar
The Dail Bar
The Dew Drop Inn
The Front Door
The House Hotel
The Kings Head
The Malt House
The Quays
Tig Neachtain’s                         Tigh Coili
Wooden Heart

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