As a festival, leaving a carbon footprint is inevitable. We do our best to keep this as small as possible. We do this in different ways, and you can help us out!
We try to recycle everything. Therefore, we gather waist in separate bins. Please dispose your garbage in the correct bins:
– Blue = (clean) paper
– Orange = Plastic
– Gray = other garbage
One of the biggest polluters on a festival site are the diesel generators that provide the festival with electricity. We’ve spend a lot of time searching for an alternative that can deliver the same amount of electricity in a short time. We now work with generators that use diesel and batteries. They consume less and are less loud than normal generators. They are not only sustainable but also also give less disturbance to our neighbours. To help reduce our carbon footprint even more, the municipality of Arnhem lends us solar panels by Volta Energy each year.
We only print the necessary posters and the newspaper showcasing our line up. Each inhabitant of the neighbouring districts receives one copy in the mail, and you can pick up the newspaper free of charge at some local shops before the festival. To make sure that not too many of these end up in the bin, newspapers bought at the festivals cost €1. We use the proceeds of this sale to plant new trees.
We compensate most of our carbon footprint using Trees for All – a company that plants forests. Whether it is all the paper we produce, the diesel we use for our power supply, the kilometers that our suppliers and artists travel to even a calculation of the use of public transport by the public. We compensate for this imprint by constructing forests. CO₂ capture takes place not only through the trees but also in the ground and shrubs. The greater the diversity of the ecosystem, the better. See what we have already compensated in our certificate.
Almost all of our caterers come from the Arnhem region. We only work with local entrepeneurs with passion for their produce and the environment.
We’ve done a lot of research to this subject. A reusable plastic cup needs to be cleaned (waisting valuable water) and you have to use it at least 200 times to create less waste than disposable. Therefore, we choose to use disposable cups.