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Festivals and events unite in environmental restoration with ecolibrium, balancing 13.4 million travel miles with climate investments in 2022

In 2022, we worked with the charity ecolibrium as part of a community of 60 festivals, events, suppliers and music companies who have collectively balanced the carbon emissions from over 13.4 million travel miles, with investments in ecosystem protection and regeneration, communities on the frontline of climate change, and community-scale clean energy projects. 

We are proud to have supported ecolibrium’s Trees+ programme, funding tree planting, the protection of threatened Rainforest and ecosystem conservation, balancing 36.32 tCO2e, equivalent to 131,671 company miles.

ecolibrium’s supports us and all its members to adopt low carbon travel plans, working first to measure and understand travel footprints through tools, guides and resources, and finding ways to reduce emissions where possible. To address unavoidable emissions in 2022, ecolibrium has channeled donations into four climate action projects.

  • Planting over 6,500 trees with communities in Northern Malawi who are already suffering the worst effects of climate. 

“Temwa’s project in Malawi is so much more than tree planting: it is poverty reduction, social development, social justice and tackling the climate crisis all rolled into one, ecolibrium and its members have provided vital support, enabling our project to have a huge impact.” – Jo Hook, Co-Founder and Managing Director Temwa

  • Protecting over 2,800 acres of threatened rainforest with the Rainforest Trust’s Climate Action Fund, which protects areas of forest that store and sequester vast quantities of carbon to help in the fight against climate change.

“Our partnership with ecolibrium helps events fund the protection of tropical forests which cost-effectively store and sequester vast quantities of carbon. This includes established old-growth forests; frontier forests on the edge of the deforestation line; and ecosystems known to sequester high amounts of carbon” – Rainforest Trust UK

  • Carbon balancing over 2,700 tCO2e through a forest and coastal conservation project in Guatemala’s Mesoamerican Biological Corridor, an ecosystem important both nationally and internationally: The project protects biodiversity and is critical in disaster risk reduction for local communities, preserving local water supply and providing coastal defence through the conservation of forests. 
  • Installing over 119 solar panels plus massive social benefits – with Energy Garden a project working across London to install solar power and create community gardens in disused areas of the city’s railways stations, youth training, school workshops and 4 new community gardens, green energy, green space, and green transport, and providing opportunities for young underserved people in urban communities.

“ecolibrium’s investment in Energy Garden is helping to make a positive difference to both the environment and urban communities. We are delighted to partner with ecolibrium and the live events community. Everything we do at Energy Garden is about engaging people to have fun in a low-carbon way, and ecolibrium’s support will help us to go farther and faster towards our goal of delivering our first Megawatt of community owned solar.” Agamemnon Otero, Founder & CEO, Energy Garden