The Centre for Alternative Technology (CAT) teams up with Shambala festival to demonstrate sustainable buildings to festival goers.


Home » The Centre for Alternative Technology (CAT) teams up with Shambala festival to demonstrate sustainable buildings to festival goers.

For the last three years CAT and Shambala have been working together to make Shambala the greenest UK festival by producing the most detailed carbon audit of any UK event. This year, Shambala achieved the highest ever rating from the Industry Green assessment, and, alongside CAT, have been working with Julie’s Bicycle (www.juliesbicycle.com) to make changes at Industry level.

“Shambala is 99% powered by wind, sun and waste vegetable oil and has been judged the greenest outdoor event by Industry Green and A Greener Festival ” Sidharth Sharma, Director & Creative Coordinator of Shambala festival

This year CAT is teaming up with Shambala to demonstrate sustainable building to festival goers. As part of a shared commitment to sustainable futures (and having fun), the CAT team will be on-site showing what can be constructed with natural raw materials.

“Houses out of hemp, Walls out of willow, Towers out of timber, Structures out of straw and Arches out of earth – Come and help us explore the new worlds of zero-carbon building!” said Peter Harper from CAT.

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The Shambala Festival has blended music, art, creativity and participation all in into perfect bite size chunks of brilliance for well over a decade. It is now firmly established and respected as being one of the most innovative, creative and environmentally conscious festivals in the industry.

Set across 4 days on the August Bank Holiday weekend, the variety and quality of entertainment on offer is staggering for a festival of its size. With over 200 diverse musical acts across 12 live stages, world-class cabaret, stand-up comedy, inspirational talks and debates, jaw dropping circus and acrobatics, interactive theatre and nationally acclaimed poetry all housed in beautifully crafted venues.

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