A Greener Festival is a supporter of the Energy Revolution, an unprecedented collaboration to tackle climate change. When you buy your festival ticket this year at any of the member festivals, take part in history, by accounting for your travel impacts. By working together we can account for millions of miles of travel impacts helping to fund a festival wind turbine. Lets keep the party going, forever…
Energy Revolution is a festival initiative that crowd-sources donations and invests in clean energy to tackle climate change and create a sustainable future for everyone.
Audience travel makes up around 70% of a festival’s carbon footprint. Together we can account for millions of miles of travel, and turn a problem into a solution – renewable energy is the best chance we have to reduce global emissions to safe levels. 100% of donations will go directly towards producing clean and renewable energy forever, replacing dirty fossil fuels with wind and solar power.
Participating festivals are also tackling their energy by using renewables where possible, reducing energy consumption, and investing directly into renewable energy projects. Founding festivals include Bestival, Camp Bestival, Standon Calling, Boomtown, Kendal Calling, Secret Garden Party, Wilderness, Shambala Festival and Love Saves The Day.
Energy Revolution is currently partnered with The Converging World charity who operate wind turbines in the Tamil Nadu area of India replacing non-renewable ‘dirty’ energy from the national grid with clean, renewable wind energy, and increasing the quality of life for rural communities. As a festival community we can fund a huge 1-mega watt turbine in under 5 years! As a community of hundreds of UK festivals and over two million festivalgoers we can create change on a huge scale.
See the video here: http://youtu.be/9OPkJCd1L7E
For more information visit the Energy Revolution website www.energy-revolution.org.uk