Our sustainability goals are guided by Live Nation’s Green Nation charter. We have a responsibility to preserve the live music experience for future generations. At Blockfest we’re continuously improving our sustainability to reduce the climate and environmental impact of Blockfest, and in 2023 there are some awesome partnerships and initiatives being launched. We hope your festival experience will be better and more sustainable than ever!
Energy – Blockfest uses both the grid and generators to generate electricity. This year, we will measure the festival’s electricity consumption in kilowatt hours for both, as well as the fuel consumption for the generators. Our goal at Blockfests is to use only renewable electricity and biodiesel. Tracking our energy consumption allows us to reduce our footprint, and work on reducing our impact every year.
Transportation, mobility – One of the biggest environmental impacts of any event or festival comes from transportation and the movement of the public, artists and subcontractors. Most of this movement is fueled by fossil fuels and causes a significant number of emissions. Therefore, it is important to measure these accurately so that we can reduce them.
All site equipment at Blockfest run on Neste MyDiesel biofuel.
This year, to calculate our carbon footprint, we are measuring mileage, fuel consumption, and modes of transportation. To this end, we are sending inquiries to our partners, subcontractors, and audience about how to get to the festival and distances travelled. You can help us by answering the survey sent to you! We encourage everyone to come to the festival by public transport or by carpooling. The festival has a bike and scooter park which is located within easy reach at Sori square.
Waste – Tens of thousands of people generate a lot of waste over the weekend. Together with our partner Lassila & Tikanoja we monitor the amount and types of waste generated by the festival. Our continuing goal is to increase the recycling rate for waste and overall to reduce the amount of waste generated. In 2023, we are adding several more recycling points throughout the festival area. We ask our food partners to pay special attention to reducing food waste.
Plastics – reducing plastic use at the festival is one of our main goals. We are constantly looking for solutions that can increase the recycling rate, such as using only recycled plastic products, or searching for plastic replacements. Apart from cocktails and wines, all drins are served in bottles and cans within the Palpa-system, of which 93% are recycled. We only use wooden or cardboard, biodegradable cutlery and utensils in our food outlets.
Water – we will track water usage throughout the festival in 2023. This includes vendor sales points and audience water points.
Communication – we will communicate our environmental measures to our public and partners openly and transparently, and encourage our community to act in accordance with the festival’s sustainability principles. We are open to feedback, suggestions and comments – tell us what we could do better! Blockfest is created together with you.
Partnerships – we implore our partners and subcontractors to adhere to our principles of sustainable development and together we create operating models that support our goals. In 2023, we will use surveys to gather information from our partners about their own environmental programs and measures to find effective ways to work together for sustainable development.
In the future, all Blockfest partners will be required to have implanted their own sustainability program, that covers their operations not only at the festival, but throughout the year.
We use the EcoCompass certificate monitoring and reporting system to monitor the data we collect, measure the achievement of our goals and report annually on our progress. We regularly update information about our sustainability measures on this page and welcome your feedback! Blockfest is aiming to receive the certification in 2024.