Any gathering of a large number of people can have a potential negative impact on air, soil, water, resources and people. This includes not only the location where the event takes place but also the impacts beyond.
We are conscious about this and, by taking sustainability planning into consideration, we wish to minimize these potential negative impacts. Concretely, we trust we can influence change by leaving a positive legacy and hopefully inspiring our visitors to live more sustainably.
We believe in a positive future where we don’t draw up more resources than nature can regenerate.
To make sure we minimize our impacts, we have set a 10 steps process.
We found partners that will provide us with renewable energy & we use 95% of low consumption lightning on site. Green power will lower the impact of lighting & music.
We ask our food providers to use 100 % locally sourced & organically grown food and ingredients from fair-trade source. Meat has a high climate & environmental impact, we want to avoid this and propose a large range of vegetarian food supply and go entirely meat free this year.
Menus are discussed internally in order to offer large & balanced alternatives. And we try to adapt food quantity to avoid leftovers.
Filtered tap water
A wave of plastic water bottles usually submerge festivals, we propose a less lucrative but more responsible alternative: meet Paradise City Tap Water.
Waste will be avoided, sorted and recycled. We have requested the waste collection company to help us recycle as much as possible and at the end, we are aiming for a Zero-waste event.
Organic waste will be composted, avoiding waste transport & treatment and used water will be collected.
We provide reusable cups for all drinks and donate free portable ashtrays.
At the end of festivals, food surplus and perishable goods are wasted. To avoid it, we will collect the surplus to be distributed to people in need.
We use only FSC paper for all our communication on paper (flyers, posters …), which we try to cut down. And no coupons, it is a cashless festival. Our flyers are the greenest: they come with a bag of seeds to bring home and plant.
We are reducing excessive water use & treatment as much as possible.
The lower the carbon footprint of the used transport mode, the closer one can park to the festival. So how will you get here? We promote Carpooling and Public transports: the more people share a car or public transport, the lower the carbon footprint per passenger, the lower the carbon footprint per festival resident.
By providing near entrance parking for sustainable transport modes with our bicycle point we intend to lower the biggest festival impact.
Even after all our efforts, there will be a remaining climate impact. We want to take our responsibility by offsetting the unavoidable climate impact through the support of CO2logic’s climate project.
We provide for free a 100% recycled cardboard tent for each camper, how cool is that.
Our sustainable vision is communicated to each partner & sponsor to assure they share our concerns about a greener future.