How much is the climate affected when you are at Roskilde Festival? Try our festival footprint calculator and see how well you treat the environment when attending a festival. Perhaps you will be surprised by the results.
Let’s start with fantastic news:
Last year we reduced the waste quantities by 25 percent compared to the previous festival. That equates to 500 tons! And the biggest reduction happened out on the camping grounds.
The conclusion is:
- It pays to bring as little equipment as possible.
- It pays to sort your camp trash every day
- It pays to take all your camp gear home again.
Soon we will meet over 100,000 people in the world's most amazing festival community.
So let's continue the good style in 2023. Let's intensify the fight against use-and-throw-away culture.
Let's party and live together for a week with the environment and climate in mind.
Let's leave the festival site in the same green and clean condition as before we moved in.
And let's do it together.
Abandoned single-use pavilions and inflatable mattresses with PVC, in particular, are some of the major climate sins (this year, you can rent alternatives to these directly from us – find it here).
But now we may be spoiling a bit too much.
When you click the link to the festival footprint calculator, you suddenly get some numbers on the climate impact of your festival behaviour.
Your packing list is probably long when you’re getting ready for Roskilde Festival. Besides sunglasses and sunscreen, it's important to remember a tent to sleep in, a sleeping bag to keep you warm at night and maybe a little something delicious to eat and drink.
Then you're ready, surely. Or do you need more?
Are you also bringing a white pavilion? And a blue inflatable mattress with PVC? And just as importantly: Do you take the stuff back home again?
But before you pack your backpack and head to Roskilde, we have three tips that will make your festival experience even greener:
1: Rent the camping gear
Avoid buying cheap, poor equipment in discount stores that will break anyway. And we avoid it lying around as waste after the festival. We have tents, air mattresses, chairs, and pavilions for you. You just order the equipment in the shop and pick it up on arrival. After a week of use, you return the gear and go home. Easy.
2: Use public transport
Transport is a significant climate sinner, so think about your own consumption. Right now, you can plan your arrival (and departure! Why bother thinking about it while you're in the crowd for Lizzo? The train goes directly to the platform at Camping West, and shuttle buses take you from Roskilde Station to Camping East.
Get all your transport needs sorted on this page, whether you come by train, bus, bike, or carpooling.
3: Check your climate footprint
How the climate notice that you're at Roskilde Festival? Try our climate calculator and get an indication of how kind you are to the environment when you go to the festival. You click through a series of choices: from transport over the amount of camping gear and food and drink - and then your willingness to re-use. Maybe you will be surprised?
Did you know that after every festival, we collect over 30 tonnes of blue inflatable mattresses. They cannot be incinerated but must be put in a landfill, which means that they will be buried until science comes up with a method for removing the harmful material in a safe way. So, choose another product and remember to take it home with you again and use it again next year.