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Partying goes environment-friendly in Hamburg

Future2Festival highlights sustainable open-air events

Hamburg is gearing up to host the second Future2Festival on May 25, 2019 in the Elbpark Entenwerder after the success of the 2018 festival with only 30 grams of waste per visitor, 74 kWh generated from solar energy and 4 kWh of green electricity from the muscle power of cycling. Last year, the barbecue-like festival attracted 5,000 visitors. This year’s line-up includes 19 bands and DJs in the electro, pop and indie music scene including Ider, Aparde and Hania Rani. The Future2Festival is sponsored by the Ministry for the Environment as part of the Platform#moinzukunft.

Energy self-sufficiency and sustainability

User-friendly checklists for organisers and catering companies are intended to anchor climate protection and sustainability even more firmly in events. “More and more people don’t want to compromise on sustainability when partying,” said Björn Hansen, initiator of the festival. The sustainable festival concept includes a 22kw solar system that supplies one of two stages, the entire festival grounds and caterers.

Partying goes climate-friendly

Another stage is operated by the sheer muscle power of visitors – ten bicycles equipped with generators are available. Energy is generated and waste is avoided. Festivalgoers are encouraged to use composting toilets and reusable crockery. Guarded bicycle parking spaces instead of car parking spaces and an e-shuttle service promote climate-friendly travel. This festival’s CO2 footprint will be analysed transparently this year.

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