Latest update from Shambala Festival
As 2018 draws to a close, it’s time to look back on everything we achieved together over the past 12 months, in the name of a better future.
It’s been another vintage year for all things green at Shambala. We say it every year but it’s true – none of our environmental wins would be remotely possible if we didn't have support from the Shambala community. Thank you, as ever, for being the most conscious, thoughtful and kind festival crowd on the planet. Every year, you lot prove that purposeful hedonism is possible and we’re so very lucky to have you.
Below are a few of this years' achievements – follow the link at the bottom to delve into each point in more information:
🌎 We achieved a 5 star rating from Creative Industry Green for the second year running.
🌎 For the first time ever, we sent zero waste to landfill – this is really positive, as far as ‘not wasting stuff’ is concerned – but it’s not actually our ultimate goal. Instead, our focus is on reducing the waste created in the first place (and we’re doing well in that regard too, reducing the total tonnes of waste created, year on year) and recycling as much as possible.
🌎 The estimated impact of taking meat off Shambala's menus is a massive 100 tonnes of GHG emissions per year.
🌎 Our overall carbon footprint was reduced by 10% as a result of nearly doubling the numbers of coach travellers.
🌎 12,000 hot drink cups were captured (and properly recycled).
🌎 Half a tonne of food waste was distributed to local causes.
🌎 We became one of the first festivals in the UK to offer electric car charging on site.
🌎 We remain 100% powered by renewable energy.
🌎 Over the past ten years, we have reduced the carbon footprint of the festival by almost 90%
Delve into all of this in more information, and have a sneak peek at our sustainability plans for 2019, by reading our full green round up, here: https://www.shambalafestival.org/the-big-green-round-up-20…/
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