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Electric Picnic: Here's how you can do something good with your used tent

Cian Murray

Published 04/09/2016 | 13:07

Barry Ryan, 30, from Naas, Craig Berkeley, 31, from Dublin 8, and Eoin Ryan, 31, from Naas, making their way to the campsite. Electric Picnic Festival - Friday. Stradbally, Co. Laois. Picture: Caroline Quinn
Barry Ryan, 30, from Naas, Craig Berkeley, 31, from Dublin 8, and Eoin Ryan, 31, from Naas, making their way to the campsite. Electric Picnic Festival - Friday. Stradbally, Co. Laois. Picture: Caroline Quinn

Electric Picnic invites festival-goers to do a good deed.

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You know the drill: it's the morning after a three day festival and you have to pack away your tent and drag it all the way home with your tired body. 

Not this year, as Green Schools are giving Electric Picnic goers the opportunity to donate their tent to refugees in Calais, France. 

There will be a collection point at every campsite from early Monday morning. 

Róisín Garvey is coordinating the plan and will drive all the tents to Calais in October, where they'll be used as the winter sets in. 

She said: "Having seen the amount of good as new tents people leave behind after festival and having seen in Calais how useful they would be, as there is so much waste at festivals and so much want in Calais." Green Schools will also take sleeping mats as donations. "

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