August 9, 2016

Carbon neutral Flow Festival powered with renewables

Helsinki-based urban music and arts festival Flow Festival is completely carbon neutral event.
Helsinki-based urban music and arts festival Flow Festival is completely carbon neutral event.
Jussi Hellsten

Helsinki-based urban music and arts festival Flow Festival, which will take place between 12 and 14 August in the Finnish capital, is a completely carbon neutral festival.

Carbon-neutral Flow Festival seeks to minimise emissions through comprehensive environmental work in partnership with Finnish company Neste for the third consecutive year. Neste enables energy production for the event from renewable fuels, enabling the festival to reduce its total carbon footprint.

By using Neste renewable diesel to generate power, the event will be able to reduce greenhouse gas emissions up to 90 per cent compared to traditional diesel fuel. The renewable diesel is produced from renewable and sustainable feedstocks, such as inedible waste from food production.

Last year waste generated during the festival was 100 per cent reused with nothing taken to garbage dumps. There was also a significant decrease in carbon emissions.

Flow Festival also encourages food vendors at the festival to serve ecological, organic and locally produced foods, as well as the festival crowd to favour environmentally friendly modes of transport.

In 2015 Flow Festival exported its brand abroad when the event also took place in Ljubljana, Slovenia.

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