Green Sziget

One of the Love Revolution’s main message is about environmental consciousness and sustainable development. Last year, we put a lot of effort into fulfilling our goals and becoming greener and plan on continuing with this tradition this year. The Love Revolution is our way of celebrating, that together, we can achieve sustainable development and environmental awareness in our daily lives.

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Compensate your footprint by planting a tree in Sziget Forest.

In a green valley, north east of Budapest, by the Bedepuszta village, a former agricultural field will be turned into an ecological paradise. Sziget fans can adopt a tree for 20 euro to compensate their travel footprint.

Did you know?

A 2-hours flight from, for example, Amsterdam to Budapest and return, entails an average emission of 435 kg CO2, per passanger. A return trip by car is 300-350 kg divided by the number of occupants. A young adult tree absorbs about 25 kg of CO2 per year. In view of the long lifespan of most tree species that will be planted, the permitting of under and soil growth and the guarantee that trees will not be felled, it can be concluded that 1 tree absorbs more CO2 than the emissions of 5 return passenger flight.

Reusable cups

Continuing last year, you will receive your drinks in reusable cups. Buy your first cup (450 HUF), then take your used one back and to receive a new one. If you don’t wanna lug your cup around all night then exchange it for a token at any bar and use it later on to redeem a new one. Cups cannot be exchanged for money.

Superar

We have partnered with Superar in an effort to demonstrate the impact and power that music and musical education have on society as a whole. We support music lessons for children through this program.

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Sustainable travel

We will encourage our visitors to travel by trains, buses, or bicycles to reduce airplane usage and its greenhouse gas emission. Come by bike to Sziget, cycle at least 500 km and be our guest at the Chill Camping! Pre-register here!

SzigEthical Wear

Check the webshop to see our new awesome Plastic Fee Ink, organic t-shirts, canvas bags and BPA-free bottles!

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Bike Friendly Festival

Bike to Sziget and enjoy free bike storage, a quick repair facility, and rental services!

Mamma Earth Eatery Restaurants

You can find climate-friendly, vegetarian or vegan dishes in every restaurant block of the Festival. We encourage our suppliers to serve/use seasonal and local ingredients and to prefer poultry and vegetable-based courses.

FreshWater Points

Cut back on plastic bottles and refill water at the numerous drinking water taps across the festival. Look for the droplet of water symbols on the map to locate these points.

Circular economy transition

We keep examining the necessary resource need of organizing Sziget to reduce it in the future. Our goal is to use long-life, reparable, reusable, and recyclable products in the process.

Clear campsites vows

Make a solemn vow to clean up your campsite’s waste after you leave the Island. Say that you will bring your own tent and camping accessories home with you, and you’ll throw your garbage away. Say it to the camera to see yourself on the Main Stage’s projector! Instructions how to be in full screen come later on.

Collective Composting Lab

We extended our program to this year, that was awarded with European Innovation Award in 2019. Now we are going to collect compostable plates from 3 diners. The humus material made here will be used during the recultivation of Óbuda Island.

Sustainability Report

This year we will prepare a public sustainability report. We’d like to use this to keep track and monitor our progress as well as, allow others to glance at our data and learn more about how effective our policies and measures have been.

Waste Recycling

Just as last year, this year, we will be collecting plastic, aluminium, and glass waste at 140 locations. Our goal is to achieve a 50% recycling rate at least.

Take your tent home!

Thousands of tents and other camping equipment are left behind at The Island of Freedom after the festival which leaves a great environmental impact on our Planet. We do our best to decrease our ecological footprint and protect our surroundings, so we kindly ask you to take care of your used camping equipment after the party’s over. Thank you! For more information, check out this video. If you’d prefer not to be camping at this year’s Sziget, feel free to check out our accommodation options.

Don’t Suck!

Straws are extremely harmful to the environment, therefore bartenders will only provide reusable straws upon request.

Pocket Ashtrays

Pocket ashtrays were handed out throughout the island.

Package-free shop

For those of you care about zero waste, we open a package-free shop to get your breakfast or snack at right place. The employers of “Lemérem” shop not only provide delicacy but also life coach tips to anyone who is open for a change to a zero waste lifestyle.

Recycling Programs

There were three Recycling centers at Sziget. On Sziget’s last day tents, sleeping bags, and matts, were collected by charity organizations and volunteers. This rid the area of around 150 cubic meters of waste. We also distribute 10,000 cigarette stub collectors, and collected plastic, aluminum, and glass waste at 140 locations. We were able to recycle about 50% of the waste produced during the event. This year there was a study about the Óbudai Sziget’s environmental condition, and the Festival’s effect on it. Based on our analysis, we will make suggestions to improve and expand green areas.

Environmental assessment study

This year we will study the nature and wildlife of Óbuda Island with experts. We will monitor the bird population, green landscape rehabilitation so that we can protect the nature better and to have a more precise look of Sziget Festival’s environmental impact.

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