We are optimists, and we think the future is bright. Therefore, we need to take sustainability seriously, knowing that any gathering of a large number of people has a potential negative impact on air, soil, water, resources and people. That’s why Paradies Garten, inspired by it’s sibling Paradise City in Belgium, works with a strict environmental policy. Our partner festival got selected as one of the greenest festivals in the world by A Greener Festival! With their experience and support we strive to achieve the highest standards when it comes to hosting a green festival.
As stated, we are optimists but we are not perfect by any means. We will aim to to better year after year and we invite you on our journey to becoming Austria’s greenest music festival!
Here are some measures we will take to ensure our environmental impact is as low as possible.
Transport: Our festival site is easily reachable by train and just a 30min ride away from Viennas Hauptbahnhof. If arriving by car is your only possibility we will incentivize carpooling to make sure you spend your CO2 emissions wisely.
We are hosting a festival with local and international acts. And let’s be honest, there will be a number of flights taken to get our international favorites on stage. To also bring a change to the festival and booking culture we will check with every act if traveling by train is possible.
Food: Because of meat’s high environmental impact, we propose a large range of vegetarian meals and commit to a 100% meatless festival.
Energy: Good sound systems and lighting need juice. Green energy lowers the impact of lighting & music. We encourage everyone involved in the festival to be aware of how much energy they use, while measuring, monitoring and reporting each year on energy usage. We will try as best as we can to power up or festival only by renewable energy.
Water: Access to clean drinking water is a human right and Austria has plenty of the world’s best water. There will be no bottled water sold at Paradiesgarten festival. Instead you will find free water stands where you can get hydrated without unnecessary waste.
you can find our detailed 10 step plan to a greener festival here.