Since 2019 we have partnered with AGF (A Greener Festival) to create an Environmental Impact Report to help us recognise where we are and how we can improve. This independent reporting process has been invaluable in allowing us to truly understand our environment impact. It’s helped us decode a very complex subject and we’ve made many changes as a result.
AGF also carries out an annual Carbon Audit, allowing us to understand our carbon footprint. As a result, since 2019, we have offset our total known emissions by planting 10800 trees, reforesting 8.4 hectares of land and capturing 1311.78 tonnes of CO2 across Nicaragua, Tanzania, Nepal and Madagascar. The projects that we support are CommuniTree, Eden Projects and Usambara Biodiversity Conservation. The projects are a mixture of certified reforestation and certified conservation projects.
In 2021 we implemented a new cup process, that allows us to operate an entirely circular system, removing the need for single use plastic cups or bottles. Once used our cups are returned to the bar, where they are taken away, cleaned and placed back into the system. As with reusable bags or bottles, the real benefits come when the cups are reused as much as possible. As Lost Village only takes place once a year, the same cups are then used for many other events and festivals in the same year — vastly increasing their positive impact. This is why we have no branding on the cups. You can read about our various other initiatives below.
We offset our total known emissions each year, aiming for carbon neutrality. We understand that the real long-term goal is not simply offsetting carbon, but constantly reviewing every element of the business and driving down our impact in every corner of what we do. With every passing year, new ways to improve become known, new technologies become apparent and new systems become available — so constantly reviewing, learning and evolving our practices is absolutely essential.
We hope our commitment is clear, however if you have any questions or ideas please email us at [email protected]
Finally, the fact you’re reading this page means you clearly care about the environment too. Please help spread the gospel amongst fellow Villagers, as the best results will come by us working together.