posted by Malachi Chadwick

Isle
of Wight and Lovebox festivals smash the 10% target

An unprecedented coalition came together last year to reduce the environmental impact of the UK’s favourite summer pastime; the great British music festival. And the results from last year have just come in.

*Drum roll* ... Isle of Wight, the first big festival of the summer season, reported savings of 22% in 2010. Initiatives included boosting generators with biodiesel and solar arrays, and a comprehensive carbon audit (including ticketholder travel surveys).

Lovebox, one of London’s landmark summer events, totally smashed the 10% target. Replacing diesel generators with solar arrays, hydrogen fuel cells, vegetable oil, and even bicycle power, organisers were able to reduce emissions from onsite energy use by a whopping 38% in 2010, despite almost doubling ticket sales.

The rest of our 10:10 Festivals - Big Chill, Latitude, Reading & Leeds, Bestival, T In the Park and Lounge on the Farm - calculated their emissions in 2010 so we look forward to seeing them plough on with the real carbon cutting action over the next few months.

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