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Calgary Folk Music Festival recognized for green initiatives

Calgary's Folk Music Festival has once again been given the nod as one of the greenest festivals in the world.

Not-for-profit organization A Greener Festival presented the festival with an award in London, England Monday.

“We are humbled to see our festival getting recognized yet again for our environmental efforts,” said Christopher Dunlap, eco-initiatives manager for the Calgary Folk Music Festival in a statment.

“We could not accomplish this without the incredible support of festival administration, our partners and especially our volunteers who manually sorted waste collected throughout the festival.  This award is the result of a huge team effort.”

The award is given out to urban festivals that make an effort to reduce their environmental impact.

The festival  held annually at Prince's Island Park, has introduced many eco-initiatives including water stations to refill reusable bottles, and multiple recycling stations around the island.

This is the second year the festival has been recognized by A Greener Festival.

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