The Hay on Earth Forum

The Hay on Earth Forum forms part of our programme of managing and mitigating our environmental impact and has been running now for seven years.

Hay on Earth is Hay Festival's ongoing sustainability project and is part of our programme of managing and mitigating our environmental impacts, particularly as we stage more festivals around the world.

Hay on Earth Forum

The Forum takes place annually at Hay Festival in Wales in May/June. It focuses on issues that face complex, critical problems and which are indicative of the types of dilemmas facing a much wider range of topics.

To discuss these concerns we line up a series of stimulating events across the topic areas looking at the issues, and giving you an opportunity to raise questions.

Hay Festival and its Hay on Earth programme play a crucial role in raising awareness and stimulating debate about the key sustainability issues facing the world.” Mark Lynas.
Fresh perspectives emerging from the confluence of ideas of artists, policy makers, cultural workers and academics giving participants the opportunity to embrace new ideas and open their minds to new paradigms of thinking.”Dr Erdelen, Assistant Director-General for Natural Sciences at UNESCO described the Hay on Earth Forum