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.
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.
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. For details click HERE.
2019 Climate Special Parties
- The Superar Choir will perform
- Dr. Jane Goodall, UN Messenger of Peace, will talk about the importance of protecting our environment on the Main Stage
- The Climate Reality Project (Al Gore’s organization) and the Fridays for Future’s (a movement based on Greta Thunberg Friday protests) Hungarian branch will hold a climate change demonstration.
- Drew Dollaz, Dancer and Human Rights Activist, will perform his own choreography inspired by issues including childhood bullying and poverty.
- Swiss Artists, Dakota & Nadia will act out a choreography that is about issues of domestic violence, drawing attention to this problem affecting many.
- Emi Mahmoud, poet, activist, UNHCR Goodwill ambassador and former refugee, will also take the Main Stage.
Green Sziget Center
Szitizens were able to attend diverse workshops and performances here. There were three Recycling points at Sziget. We once again welcomed the Climate KIC Alumni to hold climate innovation workshops and the Wifi for Trash activity was continued. On Sziget’s last day tents, sleeping bags, and matts, were collected by charity organizations and volunteers. This rid the festival area of around 150 cubic meters of waste.
Our new merch, included Printed Organic Earthpositiv® T-Shirts with Plastic Free Ink, canvas bags, and BPA-free bottles. These fabulous new products were available on-site at Sziget shops, the new Green Sziget Center and at Recycling Points.
Bike Friendly Festival
Bike to Sziget and enjoy free bike storage, a quick repair facility, and rental services!
Green Shower Initiative
Save water by showering quickly! An average 8-minute shower uses over 110 liters of water! Try to cut back on your shower time and help save the planet one drop at a time.
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.
Commercial units equipped with standalone meters were provided with energy efficiency advice. With the help of our volunteers, we monitored which of the proposed measures were implemented by our partners.
Cleaner Riverbanks Program
The Danube riverbank program was continued, making sure that no waste got into the water.
Collective Composting Lab
The humus material made here will be used during the recultivation of Óbuda Island. In addition to the mobile compost, there was a 'visual lab' where the composting process was presented in a scientific way.
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.
Just as last year, this year, we will be collecting plastic, aluminum, and glass waste at 140 locations. About 30-40% of the waste produced during the event can be reused. To further improve these results, there will be about 50 Volunteers going around the festival and collecting selective waste. Our goal is to achieve a 50% recycling rate at least.
EcoCamping powered by E.ON
In the EcoCamping area (capacity 200 people), each resident received a canvas bag along with a flask, cigarette stub collector, and a trash bag. This year we used ECO toilets with vacuum flushing technology to save 85% more water. There was a community breakfast in the campgrounds, upcycling furniture, and environmentally friendly cleaning products. In addition, the Slow Food Bar offered campers breakfast and lunch made of fresh produce and quality ingredients. All items used for the serving and eating of meals were biodegradable (plates, cups, utensils, napkins, take away boxes, etc.). With the help of E.ON, the reception and sanitary facilities were powered by solar energy.
Straws are extremely harmful to the environment, therefore bartenders will only provide reusable straws upon request.
Pocket ashtrays were handed out throughout the island.
Green Sziget Vendor Program
A new dining block was created where environmentally conscious vendors gathered and served a lot of vegetables, fruits, fish, and chicken products. Meal preparations produced lower CO2 emissions. Kitchen waste generated here was processed in the mobile composting plant located on Sziget.
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.
At the Island of Freedom we are continuously working on implementing long-term policies to try and ease the environmental impact of the festival. To learn more read the full plan.Read more