IN 2018 WE ACHIEVED A 10% REDUCTION IN OUR OVERALL CARBON FOOTPRINT – AS A RESULT OF NEARLY DOUBLING THE NUMBERS OF COACH TRAVELLERS!
In 2018 we focussed a lot of time and energy into increasing the amount of coach-travel to Shambala (and subsequently reducing the number of cars by hundreds). We did this by setting aside a quarter of tickets at every tier, for coach travel packages – and knocking £15 off the cost of festival tickets bought as part of a coach package.
Travel miles (to and from the festival) make up over 90% of our overall Green House Gas emissions – so being able to reduce this by 10% in one year is pretty special. A BIG shout out to all the coach travellers who made this possible, we hope to see you all on the Shambala Express again next year!
Over 90% of Shambala’s emissions come from travel & transport. We’re determined to reduce this.
- Our overall long-term aim is to minimise and where possible reduce the emissions attributable to travel and transport – be that from our audience, contractors, artists or crew.
- As a medium-term aim, we feel it’s realistic (though challenging) to aim to have half of our audience travelling to the festival by some form of shared transport
To encourage our audience to travel on public transport we provide subsidised coaches from around the country – as well as putting on shuttle buses to site from the local train station.
We do understand that car travel is unavoidable for some people, but the fuller that car is, the lower the carbon footprint. To incentivise car sharing we charge drivers for car parking and have partnered with GoCarShare, to match up drivers with those who need a lift.
We reward cyclists with a free programme on arrival, discount massages and secure bike parking on site – you just need to show us your cycling gear on arrival.
In 2018, for the second year, we’ve teamed up with a renewable energy company Solar 2 Vehicle Solutions to offer FREE charging for electric car owners, powered by the renewable energy onsite.