We are optimists, and we think the future is bright. That’s why Paradise City Festival is an event that works with a strict environmental policy. We hope to instigate positive change and inspire our visitors to live sustainably.
In this series, we highlight each and every detail of our plan to minimize our ecological footprint. Up next: our local ecosystem
We made significant investments to upgrade our lake’s water quality. In 2020 – when there was no festival – we extracted mud from the castle’s pound. The shores were slowly sinking through the years, making the lake increasingly shallower. Now, they have been reinstalled and reinforced, while the excess lake mud has been reused as fertilizer on our grass meadows.
Last year, we considerably improved our floating bridges that connect different areas of our festival site. First, we made them larger, creating less turbulence for the aquatic life beneath. Second, we bought our own floating cubes that make up the bridge instead of renting them. New ones have better buoyancy than rented cubes, which is crucial to avoid dust, particles, or trash falling in the water.
With the rental revenue of the location, our landlord replanted trees across the festival site.
We banned pyrotechnics and fireworks to protect our native bat colony and other animals. None of our stages are oriented towards the surrounding forest.
We are leaving a 12-meter-long fallow ground (buffer) for biodiversity around the festival’s perimeter.
Signage to prevent visitors from stepping into the surrounding woods has been significantly improved and will be strictly enforced.