The 1975 to plant 1,975 trees to help create the greenest show

by | Jan 28, 2020 | Featured Slider, Latest, News, Plants

This event will be the most sustainably responsible live show ever hosted in Finsbury Park.

Working with urban tree planting specialists Trees for Cities, 1,975 trees will be planted in the surrounding local boroughs of Haringey, Islington and Hackney. A range of tree species will be planted with local residents enhancing community wellbeing, increasing biodiversity, capturing carbon and improving air quality in these areas.

The 1975 have also pledged with ‘One Tree Planted’ to plant a tree for every ticket sold. These trees will be planted globally in Indonesia, Peru, Brazil, the Philippines and India. Tree planting in these areas restores forests that provide much-needed temperature regulation on the equator, conserving biodiversity, creating jobs and income for local communities and establishing sustainable land management practices.

In an aim to reduce the onsite carbon footprint by 90%, the festival will introduce the use of European sustainably sourced and traceable Hydrotreated Vegetable Oil (HVO) fuel that will power the entire event. The event will also deploy hybrid-powered generators with solar arrays and reduce generator sizes from the results of extensive monitoring carried out at the 2019 Festival Republic Finsbury Park events.

Alongside this, it’s introducing a food traffic light system that calculates the carbon footprint of each meal sold. Customers will be made aware via this coded system of the carbon footprint of each meal consumed, raising awareness on food-related emissions to enable informed choices.