Look out for the Green Tick!

During August and September, ReFiesta volunteers Aidan, Alan, Mark, Mel, Ursula and Vijay pounded the streets of Leicester to find out what steps venues had taken already to improve sustainability, for example, banning plastic straws to increasing local, organic and plant-based menu choices.

We’re delighted that 13 venues had already made at least five changes to the way they do things to make their business more sustainable. These venues are marked with a Green Tick in this brochure and will be entered for a Leicester Comedy Festival Award.

You can support local venues to become greener by choosing to go to gigs at a Green Tick venue and using your purchasing power to buy sustainable food and drink. There are also lots of general things you can do to reduce your impact on the environment, such as walking, cycling and travelling by public transport as much as you can, or carrying a reusable cup or water bottle.  For more ideas, check out our green guides for audiences, venues and performers.