Green Police

History of Green Police

Green Police started in Glastonbury in 1976 to encourage litter picking. Volunteers carried out ad hoc campaigns on behalf of Save the World Club. Spearheaded by alternative comedian and eco activist Professor Kayoss (Des Kay), they successfully distributed recycling bags and collected various items with a performance based approach to social and ecological learning. 

Green Police aims are :

green police hat1. To stop people
urinating in the water and hedgerows:

By telling them face to face and showing them "the rules" of the festival using humour, sexiness - and accurate information.
2. To make sure people dispose of their cigarette butts properly :
Cigarette butts take 14 years to break down, they pollute the land and poison the water table and the cows eat them if they are not disposed of properly!
3. To encourage litter picking, recycling and better waste management:

By giving out green bags, festival rules leaflets, encouraging litter picking and specifically cleaning the Kings Field each day using the power of persuasion and volunteers only.
4. To leave a legacy of important information regarding festival etiquette:
Issues like wildlife protection, excess noise, litter, pissing and respect for the earth can be learnt, and will create a win-win scenario for everyone who attends.

So the potential of Glastonbury Green Police is that:

* People learn to stop urinating in the water table
* No litter
* Less stress for animals, people, land
* More respect = Less money spent on problems, more on fun
* People think more about the place they have come to have f
un and take a greener philosophy home with them

Green police Chief Superintendent Professor Kayoss will once again be directing a mass clear up of the Sacred Space every day, clearing the litter in minutes with everyone’s help.

Here is his Green Police Rap

Before you go and have a pee

Wait a minute and listen to me

We’re here in the country on Michael’s farm

And emptying bladders could do much harm

So please can you pee in the proper place,

Even when you’re off your face


We know the world is getting hot

We’ve got to start to change a lot

How about we start right now

The Green Police will show you how

Let’s try and keep this land more clean

The time has come to change the scene


Callous dumping of your trash

Costs us loads in wasted cash

Put your cans in the proper bin

Get this right and we all win

And remember this, if they get wet

Spliffs and butts are a toxic threat


You’ve really got to get involved

If we’re going to see the problem solved

We’re all a part of the human race

Now’s the time! Get on the case!

Saving the world is nothing less

Than clearing up when we make a mess


Here are a couple of videos of Professor Kayoss as Chief Inspector of Green Police

YouTube Video

YouTube Video