As set out in our Green Nation Sustainability Charter, we recognise our responsibility to preserve the live music experience for generations to come and have a tremendous opportunity to inspire climate action at Electric Picnic.
We acknowledge the impact that the festival has on the environment, are committed both to telling the truth about the scale of the climate and ecological emergency, and to taking urgent action. Electric Picnic’s environmental impact comes primarily from the transport taken to the festival the energy required to power it, alongside the waste generated, water used, food and drink consumed, and the overall effect of the festival on the flora and fauna of the site. Each of these impact areas have been assessed in the context of their impact on, and the contribution to reaching the relevant UN Sustainable Development Goals.
Our commitment towards reducing Electric Picnic’s environmental impact has previously been assessed by Julie’s Bicycle, a not-for-profit organisation working on sustainability within the creative industries, as part of their Creative Green certification. During their last reporting year, 2019, we achieved an incredible 5/ 5 stars, thank you to everyone who helped us achieve it. Although this programme has come to an end, we haven’t stopped striving to do better!