Sustainability

Sustainability

CREATIVE INCLUSIVE INNOVATIVE SUSTAINABLE

Body & Soul is proud to continue to be at the forefront of sustainability on the Irish festival scene. Since the beginning, 12 years ago, Body & Soul has embraced and recognised the key role that the cultural and creative industry plays in society’s transition towards real sustainability. This year, Body & Soul is proudly partnering with Native Events in conjunction with the Green New Deal circular festivals, an initiative of the Dutch Government, aiming to achieve circularity by 2025.


JOIN US - Sustainability starts with YOU!

The most important part of our journey towards real sustainability is YOU. Join us in taking key steps to reduce our impact on the beautiful environment of Ballinlough Castle and further afield.


So what can you do? Let’s keep it simple...

-Choose to camp in US&YOU for a cleaner, sounder camping experience.

-Bring a Reusable Water Bottle and Reusable Coffee Cup because at Body & Soul we provide free drinking water refill stations across the site.

-Grab a Colour Coded Bin Bag on the way in, let’s get that waste sorted.

-Sign up to be an Earth Guardian, earn your ticket to Body & Soul 2020.

- Reduce your luggage, nobody likes carrying loads of stuff anyway.

-Get yourself some Biodegradable Glitter, leave the plastic out!

-Don’t forget, Body&Soul is a Single-Use Plastic Free Festival.



    Our Sustainable Accolades

    From signing onto the Green New Deal with leading international festivals, implementing a site-wide ban on plastics and winning and being nominated for leading sustainable awards, Body&Soul's sustainable path is a long and storied one, sparkling with recognition.

    PLASTICS

    Plastic pollution and associated GHG emissions from its production and processing continue to be one of the most prevalent environmental issues of our time.

    WASTE

    Body & Soul commits to a Leave No Trace Policy festival wide. This includes all staff, stakeholders, and festival-goers. Learn how our renowned Us&You campsite has grown year by year to encompass Ireland's most conscientious campers.

    ENERGY

    Body & Soul commits to a reduction in diesel through the implementation of a Smart Power Plan developed in partnership with Native Events. Through smart energy usage, we aim to create a model of innovative technology use that can be echoed through communities and festivals throughout the country and the world

    FOOD

    Body & Soul is committed to responsible food sourcing by reducing travel miles and environmental impacts, maintaining welfare standards, and managing our operations sustainably. Learn more about the delicious and planet-friendly dining options from Ireland's best feeders and foodies.

    TRANSPORT

    Transport is a music festival’s biggest source of CO2 emissions. Body&Soul is offering carbon offsets throughEnergy Revolution, encouraging car pool, bus travel and more.

    BIODIVERSITY

    Biodiversity supports the stability of the planet and is essential part of the climate change solution. Learn how Body&Soul is investing in the ongoing biodiversity of the lands we call home.

    BODY&SOUL STAFF

    Each year Body&Soul produces a Sustainability Handbook for both year round full time staff and temporary festival staff so each of our team members become educators and ambassadors for a greener festival.

    EARTH GUARDIANS

    Earth Guardians are Body&Soul's front line of eco-education and work across all areas of the festival to ensure attendees, artists and staff follow best practices to ensure a green festival for all.


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