Energy Revolution festival, audience, supplier and artist members balanced over three million (average car) travel miles from festivals and tours in 2018 – with all donations going to Solar for Schools projects across the UK
In 2018, our 50+ members – including UK touring artists, a growing number of festivals and their audiences, and suppliers – worked with us to record their travel miles to events and the associated carbon emissions, and then balance or ‘offset’ these emissions with donations to projects that generate renewable energy.
This year 100% of donations will go to Solar for Schools, an initiative that puts solar panels on the roofs of schools in the UK, allowing them to produce low-cost clean electricity, while also educating children about the importance of a low carbon future.
New Energy Revolution members in 2018 included: Download and Reading festivals, produced by Festival Republic, who have long championed festival sustainability initiatives. They donated £1 from every car-parking pass sold to Energy Revolution. Artist, Novo Amor joined the charity in 2018 to balance the CO2 from his 2018 European and North American tour travel. Festival travel provider, Tuned in Travel joined last year balancing 100% of the CO2 from passenger travel to events.
Since we began in 2015 Energy Revolution has helped its members balance over 8.4 million average car miles – that’s more that 2.6 million kg CO2e – with donations in previous years supporting; reforestation and wind turbines in India and community-owned solar and wind projects across the UK.
Energy Revolution’s original aim was to help our members balance 10 million travel miles by 2020, but, with growing commitment from the industry and more festivals, suppliers and artists joining the movement, we’re on track to reach the goal ahead this this year.
Ultimately we aim to create a grant-making legacy fund, which can support on-going work to reduce carbon emissions created by the festival and touring sector. Find out more about becoming a member firstname.lastname@example.org