We’re making short documentary, which focuses on our journey over the last decade. It includes the inner workings of how the festival comes together, the communities that help create it and a glimpse into what the future holds… but where would this be without you?!
The environment is our number one focus for Chapter 11: A Radical City and we’ve been working hard on creating new policies and initiatives to make 2019 our most positive for the planet yet.
But before we launch our mission for Chapter 11 on Thursday, we’re celebrating some of the successes we collectively achieved last year…
- More of you than ever decided to take the biggest step towards minimising carbon footprint by opting for coaches, trains and car sharing!
- Our first ever big Boomtown Bike Ride was a sunny success - we’ve already added an extra location for this year.
- For those of you that did drive, 370,591 energy miles were balanced with Energy Revolution - money from every car pass you purchased was donated a project that aims to put solar panels on the roofs of every school in the UK!
Together with over 50 members of the Energy Revolution charity we balanced over 2.8 million fossil fuel miles in total last year - watch the video to find out more…
- The biggest achievement was earning a ‘commended’ award from external assessors A Greener Festival who measure our impact as a festival across a wide variety of categories, including everything from the local ecosystem to power on site.
“Boomtown Fair have demonstrated excellent work to lessen the events impact on the environment and communicate with the audience. The team have also pushed boundaries to innovate and find unique solutions, and shown a clear determination to break ground going forwards.”
Having this report and measurements of our effects across all areas last year provides a great springboard for improvement this year.
Thank you to every single one of you that contributed… whether it was by leaving no trace and taking home all of your belongings, coming by coach or recycling on site: every small action counts and it takes all of us working together to create positive change!
Our new strategy is coming on Thursday, keep an eye out for how you can get involved!
Our world, our environment, our future.