We’re working with UK charity Energy Revolution to tackle the environmental impacts from audience travel – these are typically the biggest contributor to a festival’s carbon footprint, making up to 80% for the average event!
Thanks to all of the people who balanced their Bestival journey in 2017. Together we balanced 12,420 kg CO2 – the equivalent of 40,228 fossil-fuel travel miles! The balancing donations went to powering a community owned wind turbine in the Forest of Dean, installing solar PV systems to feed renewable power to the grid, and helping to install biomass-heating systems in charity-owned outdoor pursuit centres in Scotland.
Thank you to everyone who has already balanced their travel to Bestival for 2018 – if you missed the chance when you bought your ticket you can use Energy Revolution’s travel calculator to work out the fossil-fuel travel emissions from your journey and balance them with a small donation – 100% of which will be invested in projects that create clean renewable energy!
The total for Bestival’s contributions since 2015 are:
Total kg CO2e = 28,860
Equivalent total average car miles = 93,478
Energy Revolution works with over 30 of the UK’s favourite festivals, as well as artists and event suppliers. Since 2015 they have balanced over 5 million travel miles. Find out more at www.energy-revolution.org.uk.