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 detail the impacts of our food in crew catering to inform menu changes. We’ve run pilots of reusable plates to collect data on energy and water for life cycle analysis and comparisons with disposable plates. When we don’t know enough, we find out, for example when we wanted to make a well-informed decision about milk types, we researched a published the milk report – see here. Behind the scenes we collect data on EVERYTHING, from energy to waste to travel miles, to monitor our carbon footprint and to test whether new initiatives and changes cut the mustard.
TRAVEL BEHAVIOUR RESEARCH
Travel is a festivals largest climate impact. Researchers from the The Centre for Climate Change and Social Transformations (CAST) and the Tyndall Centre for climate change will be in the arrival queues to survey some of you. The project is focused on how to positively influence the travel choices of live music audiences (i.e. in a more sustainable direction) using psychology and social science research. Check out the Massive Attack x Tyndall centre Super Low Carbon Music report here.
SMOKE AND MIRRORS, PRESENTED BY HUBBUB
Hubbub are positive impact ‘nudge’ agency (posh). They will be with us with an installation which seeks to engage in the issue of cigarette litter. Cigarette litter is proving to be one of the most difficult forms of litter to tackle in society and at festivals. Recent polling has found that only 1 in 4 people realise that a cigarette butt contains plastic… we hope to raise further awareness on this to try and change attitudes to dropping cigarette litter.
THE QUEST FOR ONE PLANET PLATE WITH NOMM FOOD IMPACT LABELLING
This year you will notice that food stalls have a QR code sign – a link to information about the climate impact of some of their meals. Behind the scenes we are working with food providers and NOMM to collect data about food to help shape our food policy and report impacts.