Sustainability

Solstice Festival aims to be a fully carbon neutral festival in 2021. We put a strong emphasis on both environmental and social sustainability. The festival uses green energy to power itself and reused materials for building. All waste will be recycled and no trace will be left on the festival site. We serve sustainable meals and use 100% biodegradable dinnerware. We offer solutions for smart traveling, and compensate all our emissions. Solstice Festival is a come one, come all affair: we welcome anyone who comes with an open heart and mind.

The festival uses emission-free hydroelectricity as well as wind power. All apartments are heated with biomass heat from woodchips and geothermal heat.

The festival area and accommodations have waste sorting bins and instructions on how-to. Recycling points are located in the immediate vicinity of apartments.

We use reusable materials in the site production, art pieces and decorations. Reused and sustainable wood are the main ingredients in our site production, which comes from the local saw Pölkky, who are committed to sustainable forestry. Carefully planned timber procurement that involves a consideration for the multiplicity of nature combined with a reduction in the environmental impact of the production facilities is crucial.

The festival employs local talent in all parts of our site production.

We serve sustainable meals made from local ingredients, with a focus on vegetarian and vegan options. All meat served at the festival is wild game. The drink selection at our bars consists of a wide selection of organic products. All bottles and cans have a 1€ deposit, to ensure that they’re returned and recycled. Dinnerware and cups used at the festival are 100% biodegradable and we don’t serve straws. Any waste from the festival will be recycled back into raw materials and energy.

We leave no trace at the festival area after the event.

We compensate all our emissions.

Energy consumption is measured through Ruka’s high-quality measuring equipment, which can be accurately monitored 24 hours a day.

Read more about Ruka’s environmental program
Read more about Pölkky’s sustainable forestry