We’re proud to be tackling the climate crisis by promoting sustainable lifestyle choices with our events and supporting tree planting and conservation projects around the world. Here you'll find out about how we make our events sustainable and the projects we support.
Making our events sustainable
You’ll find lots of local businesses at our events which minimises their travel and also helps our visitors support producers in their local economy.
Any waste generated at our events, by our visitors or stall holders, is either recycled or composted.
We have a zero single-use plastic policy at our events. Our stall holders will use compostable or recyclable packaging where possible.
And of course, because our events are completely vegan they don't involve any high carbon foods like meat or dairy!
Understanding our impact
The carbon footprint associated with each of our events is made up of contributing factors including visitor, staff and stall holder travel, power usage, packaging and food waste. We've carefully analysed our events and done the calculations which gives an average carbon footprint of 1000kg CO2e per event (with a 15% safety margin built in).
Offsetting our emissions
We work with Ecologi to offset our event's emissions by supporting conservation projects around the world. Click the logo below to find out more about the projects we support.
In addition to offsetting the carbon footprint from each event, we also plant a tree for every business that takes part. That means for every event 40* more trees get planted in parts of the world that really need them.
You can view our company forest on our Ecologi page and see where the tree planting projects we've supported have been hard at work.
* average number of stalls per event = 40
Our sustainability goals
By the end of 2021, we will have planted 5,000+ trees and offset 160,000+ kgs of CO2e by supporting worldwide climate crisis projects.
We are currently a carbon neutral business, which means we offset all of the CO2e emitted by our business operations. We're working on being carbon negative, which means we need to offset more CO2 than we emit. We expect to reach this goal by 2022.
How you can reduce your carbon footprint
Cycle or walk to our events, or car share with friends.
Shop from sustainable and ethical producers, local to you.
Projects we've supported
This project restores land back to health by using methods from agroforestry including rotational grazing of livestock and recycling forest waste into biochar.
Papua New Guinea
We helped protect the rainforest, conserve local biodiversity, and enhance the traditional landowners and stewards of these rainforests through carbon credit production.
West Java, Indonesia
The aim of this project is to use renewable energy generated from geothermal steam to displace electricity generated primarily from coal and diesel in the existing grid.
How you can get involved
Join our eco system of sustainable and ethical producers.
We’ll plant a tree every time you trade at one of our events.