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Shambala is completely and utterly committed to being sustainable, circular, regenerative, net positive, earth & life respecting, and future thinking – it’s in our DNA. Our green practices are considered truly pioneering world-wide. We have reduced the festival’s carbon footprint by over 90%, achieved 100% renewable electricity, become meat fish & dairy-milk free, and eradicated single use plastics. But there is always more to learn and do, and we need your help to completely design out waste, and to keep pushing the art of the possible as a beacon of inspiration.

Read on to see what we’re doing, why, and how you are very much part of the picture! And watch this space for an ambitious 5 year strategy to be revealed for 2023!

 

 

WHAT’S NEW FOR 2022?

So, here’s what’s new for 2022 – and we’ll need your help to achieve it!  No more disposable coffee cups: This year there will

PARTNERS AND RESEARCH

We love a bit of research, and most years we’re up to something that involves collecting and crunching data. For example, we’ve studied in

SHAMBALA’S TOP 10 ECO-ACTIONS

 In 2020 /1, with no Shambala festival, we didn’t want to let the time pass without inspiring new conversations and actions, so we launched

FOOD & DRINK

MEAT AND FISH FREE We’ve been meat and fish free since 2016 –  to spark the conversation about how our diet shapes the world

GREEN TRAVEL

Travel to and from the festival makes up over 90% of the events emissions. Our Green Travel Strategy centres on audience using shared forms of travel,

ENERGY

Shambala is powered by 100% renewable energy. We use a mix of waste vegetable oil generators, solar, and hybrid units. We have also reduced

MANAGING STUFF – WASTE & RECYCLING

IN 2018, FOR THE FIRST TIME EVER, WE SENT ZERO WASTE TO LANDFILL. This is really positive, as far as ‘not wasting stuff’ is

PLASTIC FREE & RE-USE INITIATIVES

Shambala is committed to being single-use plastic free and, at this point, we’re pretty much there! No drinks are sold in disposable plastics, we

ENVIRONMENTAL MISSION & AWARDS

Our aim is to be the most ‘net-positive’ gathering we can be, in all the ways we can possibly think of. We actively minimise