We asked our Sustainability coordinator Pip to answer a few questions for us:
- Why did you want to volunteer to look after sustainability at Cock and Bull?
I love Cock and Bull Festival, since volunteering two years ago; I knew that if it came back I wanted to be more involved. I could tell from then that sustainability was a key part of the festival, but with where things are going I wanted to help make it even better.
- What’s your day job?
I work as a sustainability consultant for an engineering firm, most of the time I am working to try and make buildings more sustainable but also we get to influence companies. Recently I have been trying to push the importance of Health and Wellbeing.
- What do you love most about Cock & Bull?
Apart from obviously the waste and recycling team, I think it would have to be the food, that deli lunch, oh my, its ACE!
- What are your top tips for people coming to cock and bull?
Do not forget your fancy dress costume and make sure its glittery, however please make sure the glitter is biodegradable.
Cycle, it is a lovely route so if you are from Bath or Bristol it is worth the ride and the free pint!
Bring a keep cup, water bottle, cutlery and a plate and if you don’t have a keep cup or a water bottle you can just buy one there.
- What’s the best new green thing at Cock and Bull this year?
Tough question, the kids stage this year is a bicycle & solar powered stage which is pretty cool, however I think our back up toilet paper from ‘who gives a crap’ is also pretty darn cool, 100% recycled paper, comes without plastic packaging, looks pretty and they give 50% of their profits to toilet charities.
- Favourite tipple?
Cheeky pint of cider, normally during or after a cycle ride, but post work or at home is also totally acceptable!
- What does weekend Pip get up to?
Weekend Pip loves a sunny weekend and a bike ride (ideally not with too many hills) with friends or sitting in a coffee shop having a read of a good book.
- Where can we find you at Cock and Bull?
Probably around the waste and recycling area making sure we are recycling everything we possibly can, however at night, definitely around the fire near the acoustic stage or perhaps in the stone barn having a little boogie. It’s hard to know, there is too much fun to be had.
Massive thanks to Pip for this. If you haven’t bought your Cock & Bull tickets yet then get them here