Monday, June 25, 2007

Glastonbury activism alive and well

Climate change
On site, Glastonbury's “I Count” campaign, aims to get 100,000 festival-goers to sign up in support of preventing climate change.
Lucy Pearce, “I Count” campaign manager, described it as creating a “massive, popular, irresistible movement for change”.
Three main campaign sponsors are charities Oxfam and WaterAid and environmental group Greenpeace, all of which benefit from funds from the festival.
An ecological theme ran throughout the muddy pastures.
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