BY KATIE - MYGREENPOD, 14 Aug '15

Visit Good Energy’s Green Valley to leave Valley Fest 2015 a greener version of yourself

Combine glitzy cabaret with break dance and graffiti workshops, delicious organic food and great main stage acts, and you’ll see why we can’t wait to get our dancing wellies on for Valley Fest 2015.

But here’s the best bit: when you and your family head home after a weekend camping or glamping on organic land in the heart of the Chew Valley, the festival organisers want you to be happy, relaxed, thoroughly refreshed – and at least one shade greener.

If you switch to Good Energy quoting ‘ValleyFest15’ before 21 August 2015, you’ll get £50 off a ticket for this year’s Valley Fest. Once your energy supply’s gone live, you’ll also get £50 off a ticket to Valley Fest 2016!

The challenge

Five Shades of Green is an area in the Green Valley, sponsored by Good Energy, that’s hosted by PQ and mygreenpod.com. Festival-goers will be challenged – and hopefully inspired – to leave up to five shades greener than they were when they arrived.

The five challenges – to be revealed at the festival – will involve enjoying the site’s locally sourced organic food and drink, engaging with some of the green products and lifestyle options available and throwing your own seed bomb into a patch of organic land to help to create a wildflower haven for butterflies and insects.

‘Valley Fest is a perfect platform to inspire people to think more about where their energy and day-to-day essentials really come from. We’re going to encourage people to make small changes that will contribute to a better world for everyone.’

Juliet Davenport, CEO and founder of Good Energy

Those who want to go even greener can switch to Good Energy. Just like choosing to buy organic, choosing Good Energy’s 100% renewable electricity is a small change you can make to support a greener future for the planet.

‘We’re really excited to be sponsoring the very first Valley Fest. Where else can you combine good music, organic produce and switching to a cleaner, greener energy company?’

Juliet Davenport, CEO and founder of Good Energy

Small switch, big difference

Switching to a renewable electricity tariff could reduce the average person’s carbon footprint by 24%. That means that if 1 in 10 of the 5,000 people attending Valley Fest switched to Good Energy, we’d cut CO2 emissions by up to 498 tonnes every year!

‘We know things are better when they’re local and natural, which is why we source all the renewable electricity our customers need from our own wind and solar sites – as well as from a growing network of more than 1,000 independent renewable generators all across the country.’

Juliet Davenport, CEO and founder of Good Energy

Those committing to each of the Five Shades of Green challenges will receive a prize, plus the opportunity to be interviewed and featured on mygreenpod.com.

Bio food and biophilia

A tipi in the Good Energy Green Valley will host acoustic acts and speakers including Jo Wood and Oliver Heath, who will offer lifestyle tips and inspiring ideas on everything from organic beauty to eco-design and biophilia.

Josh Eggleton, of the Michelin-starred Pony and Trap in Chew Magna, and Toby Gritten, chef proprietor of Bristol’s award-winning Pump House, will turn up the heat in the Green Valley tipi. Head over to their cooking demonstrations to find out how to make the most of local, organic produce and how to fry with flair.

For more information about switching to Good Energy click here or call 0800 254 0000.