The cli­ma­te cri­sis has pre­sen­ted the enti­re event industry with serious and new chal­len­ges. Especial­ly lar­ge mass fes­ti­vals need new ways of reducing their envi­ron­men­tal load, but sus­tai­na­bi­li­ty work concerns the who­le industry, inclu­ding even small com­mu­ni­ty par­ties. It is smart and also cost-effec­ti­ve to test solu­tions to envi­ron­men­tal chal­len­ges through inno­va­tion tes­ting. Small-sca­le tes­ting results enable fin­ding out whet­her an idea is func­tio­nal and sca­lable and duplicable to other events.

Inno­va­tion tes­ting in the pro­ject was risk-free both for the inno­va­tors and the fes­ti­vals func­tio­ning as tes­ting plat­forms, as the inno­va­tions were fun­ded by the pro­ject. The inno­va­tors sug­ges­ted their own solu­tions to the fes­ti­vals’ envi­ron­men­tal chal­len­ges, whi­le the pro­ject func­tio­ned as the nego­tia­tor and the media­tor. A total of 14 inno­va­tion tes­tings were execu­ted in the events. Thank you to the Oulu-based Frozen People, Häs­säk­kä­päi­vät, The Irish Fes­ti­val of Oulu, Qstock, Var­jo fes­ti­val, Vec­to­ra­ma and Haa­pa­ve­si Folk Music Fes­ti­val, the Kuusa­mo-based Sols­tice and NUTS Kar­hun­kier­ros and Bätt­re Folk in Hai­luo­to.

Mini Asht­rays out of Recycled Mate­rials

Com­mu­nica­ting Res­pon­sible Stub­bing Out

Saving ciga­ret­te butts in poc­ket asht­rays

Skill­ful and Efficient Recycling

Car­poo­ling to Events

Was­­te-free Event Dining

Was­te Com­po­si­tion Mea­su­re­ment at Fes­ti­vals

Fes­ti­val Power with Hybrid Ener­gy

Ener­­gy-Stin­­gy Sto­ra­ge Solu­tion with a Con­tai­ner Dryer

Fes­ti­val Struc­tu­res out of Recycled Mate­rial

Smart Recycling