63% of our festivals carbon footprint is audience travel. Back in 2015, Shambala co-founded an unprecedented festival industry initiative ‘Energy Revolution’, aiming to account for audience travel. Now called Ecolibrium it’s mission is still the same: to tackle transport impacts. You can find out more about the work they do and renewable projects they support HERE.
To play our part, the festival has accounted for 100% of the carbon emitted from the festival itself and crew travel by investing in projects which quantifiably avoid or reduce carbon. We know how much to account for by measuring our impacts robustly and in detail. We have recently invested in a wind turbine in India, which displaces significantly more than the festival is responsible for (everything but audience travel – that’s your thang), and will continue to do so annually for the lifetime of the turbine – up to 25 years.
You can make a donation when you buy your tickets, 100% of which will be invested in renewable energy. You can also use their free carbon calculator to balance your travel throughout the year – why not log this as one of your 25k25 actions?