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Belper Goes Green is Transition Belper’s Community, Eco and Arts Festival – a celebration of local living, which aims to share ways of reducing our impact on the planet, whilst connecting the local community in a relaxed, safe and uplifting way.


The Belper Goes Green organising committee have made the decision once again to cancel the festival for 2021. It is important that we prioritise the health and safety of all involved and given the usual timing of the festival we felt that it was too early to plan a safe festival properly. The festival takes several months to organise, with only a small team of volunteers, and given all the uncertainty it was felt it was just not possible to hold it again this year. 

We would like to thank all past committee members for their hard work and dedication in setting up this event for our local community. We would very much welcome new volunteers and organisers to come forward to support the Committee for future events. BGG cannot happen without its volunteers. 
Be rest assured that the Committee will be working hard to hold a safe return of the festival in 2022. In the meantime, look out for other Transition Belper events, including a market day takeover and ‘What If?’ community conversation day in September and the Apple Day in October. 

Belper Goes Green aims to:

  • Create a fun, safe and uplifting environment in which our community can come together
  • Promote ways we can reduce our impact on the planet by sharing experiences and knowledge
  • Celebrate life in Belper and the surrounding DE56 postcode area
  • Address global environmental issues on a local scale
  • Promote a thriving local economy, based on green principles
  • Connect individuals, families and businesses across the community
  • Promote connection with the natural world
  • Showcase local artists, musicians, writers and poets
  • Give a platform to local campaign groups, charities and organisations who share similar values to us

What we are doing as a festival to reduce our impact on the planet:

  • We sell reusable beer cups and water bottles
  • Single-use plastic food and drinks containers, plastic cutlery and polystyrene are banned from the site
  • We aim for all of our stages to be solar-powered
  • No petrol or diesel generators are allowed
  • We minimise landfill waste by providing recycling bins across the site
  • We provide a wide range of vegan and vegetarian food options
  • All promotional materials are printed on either recycled or FSC certified paper using vegetable-oil based inks

Please visit our other Belper Goes Green pages for further info about the festival.