Sustainable environmental development is about creating the best conditions for humans, animals, and the climate. This is achieved by taking better care of nature and reducing our negative climate impact through green transformation.

Roskilde Festival brings together over 130,000 people every year, all of whom consume and affect the environment – just like we do in the construction of the festival.

We all have a shared responsibility to take care of the climate, protect and promote biodiversity both locally and globally, and conserve nature.

We do this by reducing our resource consumption using circular principles, focusing on green and responsible procurement, and developing better solutions that take into account the climate and biodiversity crisis that the world is facing.

On this page, you can read about our methods and goals when it comes to environmental responsibility.

Insights: Green Foodsteps

In the publication Grønne fodspor (’Green Footsteps’) we have gathered a snapshot of the development, potentials, changes, and challenges in our work with green transformation in the Roskilde Festival Group.

Here you can read about the festival's CO2e emissions, energy consumption, transportation, gastronomy, entrepreneurship, academic collaborations, activism, donations, and other themes that are parts of our green transformation.

You can also read about our methods and goals, and the publication focuses on how the festival organization continuously tests and experiments to deliver new creative solutions and effective responses to our biggest challenges.

Circular festival and Resource and Waste Management Plan

The throw-away culture is a threat to the state of the world, and the negative consequences of consumerism can be seen at our festival as well as in the surrounding society.

We aim to tackle this negative trend by applying the principles of the circular economy. Circular economy is about reducing waste through design, reusing products and materials, and ensuring more and better recycling of waste.

Therefore, we have developed a plan for our resource and waste management that describes specific actions and efforts in the areas of design and consumption, waste management for recycling, and cross-cutting focus areas.

By 2024, we aim to reduce the total amount of waste by 30 percent compared to 2019, which is equivalent to a total waste reduction of 600 tons, while simultaneously increasing recycling to 55 percent.

Read The Resource and Waste Management Plan:

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