At Body & Soul, our energy mission is to phase out fossil fuels and use renewable energy and alternative technologies where possible. Through Power Advancing, we collect information on the true demand of energy required and reduce our energy use each year. In 2018, our energy audit resulted in a 21.8% saving on diesel use, equivalent to 17 tonnes of CO2e. In 2022, we successfully introduced Hydrotreated Vegetable Oil (HVO) into all our generators and plant vehicles, saving 37 tonnes of CO2e. HVO is a fossil-free paraffinic fuel produced from waste fats and vegetables, and it is a cleaner, non-toxic, and non-contaminative substance. We also showcase our commitment to renewable energy through our off-grid solar and battery powered box office provided by Native Events, which serves as an installation in shifting our relationship with energy.
By reducing our energy use and promoting sustainable practices, we aim to raise awareness about energy and its impact on our environment.