Get inspired by Øya and Fortum
Through The Green Rider, we have identified five action points that can have a real impact on the festival’s environmental footprint. These are increased availability of vegetarian food, reducing the use of fossil energy, avoiding single-use plastic, use of low emission transport solutions, and reducing and recycling waste.
One festival that delivers on these points is the Øya festival in Oslo, Norway - one of the world’s most sustainable festivals. Now more festivals can do as Øya and provide a more environmentally friendly music experience.
Examples of the environmental action points that will be carried out at the Øya festival:
- Many festivals depend on large, mega polluting diesel aggregators to spread those sweet harmonic riffs to the audience. The Øya festival, however, runs on clean electricity from the landline.
- All construction machinery is fossil-free and runs on either electricity or biofuels.
- Volunteers from “Natur og Ungdom” will recycle all garbage by hand, which guarantees a recycling ratio of 70%.
- Over 40% of all food served is vegetarian. There is a sharp increase in organic food. All foods are delivered on compostable plates.
- Rain ponchos are all fazed out. Instead, the public will have the opportunity to rent proper boots and rain jackets. Even the single-use beer cups are out. Festival-goers can now return their regular beer cups. These cups will be gathered, washed and reused in other festivals.
We need to take better care of our common mother, Mother Earth. We need to change so that future generations will inherit a better world than the one we live in today. At Fortum, we are already driving the change towards cleaner energy, decarbonization, and more sustainable use of natural resources.
How Fortum let’s you make environmentally friendly choices:
- Fortum has built Norway's largest network of charging stations for electric cars, making it easier to drive emissions-free.
- In Oslo, Fortum uses heat which would otherwise be wasted to heat homes and office spaces. Energy from waste incineration, sewage and data centers are among the sources that gives Oslo people an environmentally friendly way to heat their homes.
- If you want to make sure all the electricity you buy comes from a renewable source, you can easily purchase an electricity agreement from Fortum with a guarantee of renewable origin.
- Almost all the plastics which are sorted and collected in Norway is sent to other countries for processing. Fortum is therefor planning to build Norway's largest recycling plant for plastics.
- Fortum is working to build more renewable energy production in Norway, so that we can phase out fossil fuels and cut greenhouse gas emissions.