In the UK events industry, diesel use emits 1.2 billion kilograms of CO2e every single year

- UK Events and Diesel Use Report

(Hope Solutions, 2019)

HOST CARBON NET ZERO EVENTS

Wanderlands support clients looking to gain momentum in the sustainability sphere by hosting carbon net zero events. 

It’s super simple. We assess the environmental impact of your event, whether it be a sports match, music festival, or crazy golf party. Our team then present strategic options for you to reduce emissions and offset residue carbon. 

We can also help support you when it comes to marketing the powerful net zero narrative around your events. 

Consumer environmental consciousness continues to grow, so place sustainability initiatives front and centre to give you the edge.

SUSTAINABILITY INITIATIVES FOR A POINT OF DIFFERENCE

Climate related issues aren’t going anywhere. Our approach helps you achieve ‘quick wins’ for immediate operations, whilst helping sustain overall competitiveness and brand strength in the longer term.

REDUCTION QUICK WINS

There are simple switches you can make to reduce existing emissions. It’s estimated the UK event industry could reduce diesel consumption by 40% without risking any detrimental effect on the quality of the events.

BESPOKE CARBON OFFSET

During the event booking process, provide the opportunity to plant trees for offset. You could gift a tree to customers on a Wanderlands site, or plant in your very own Wood for Good, or something else entirely. 

POWERFUL BRAND STORY

Market sustainability with natural solutions provided by Wanderlands. Our marketing and communications team position your unique journey to carbon net zero so that customers know you are combatting climate change.

SHARE THE RESPONSIBILITY,
DOUBLE THE EFFORT

We recognise that it’s not just your responsibility as an organisation to take measures to reduce your environmental impact and deliver carbon net zero events, it’s up to the individuals who attend the venues too.

Sport in particular receives intense individual passion. Champion climate change action by involving involving and enabling fans to personally offset their carbon footprints when attending your event.

LET US BE THE LINK TO DELIVER YOUR CARBON NET ZERO EVENTS

We come from a commercial events background and curate bespoke carbon offset programmes at the corporate and individual customer levels.

We assess your event plans

We identify carbon reduction opportunities

We provide proposals for offset, at the business and individual level

We design your biodiverse ‘Wood for Good’

We deliver your ‘Wanderlands’ for customers and employees

We offset the event’s whole carbon footprint

We support unique, sustainable experiences

FAQs

There are over 85 million attendees every year at all types of live events in the UK, and more than 7,000 major outdoor events are held each year. Environmental impacts as a whole have risen in the past five years, driven by the growth of the industry. As an example, the total onsite emissions of the UK Music Camping Festival Industry Emissions is 24,261 CO2e per year. This excludes emissions from travel, which can make up to 80% of an events carbon footprint. Therefore committing to delivering carbon net zero events for your clients, will make a real tangible difference.

Emissions reporting is generally split into three scopes: Scope 1:  direct emissions from onsite sources that are owned or controlled by the event organisers. Scope 2: Indirect emissions from the generation of purchased electricity, steam, or heating and cooling that is consumed by the event. Scope 3: Other indirect emissions that occur because of an event’s activities but at sources under the ownership of others. 

With regards to on-site emissions (scope 1 and 2 sources) the biggest contributors are fuel consumption and waste. Vision 2025 estimate that energy makes up 77% and waste 23% of the on-site CO2e footprint of UK festivals and outdoor events.

The impact of Covid-19 on the events industry has led to a rise in virtual events, introducing less tangible emissions factors associated with video hosting and streaming; attendee device usage; shipped gifts; e-waste and equipment lifespan.

Offsetting allows you to ‘balance’ the carbon footprint of your event, by funding emission reductions elsewhere. This might be used to balance remaining emissions from energy consumption, or to offset the impact of attendees’ travel. You can choose to offset more than you produce if you wish your event to make a positive environmental impact. 

Nature-based solutions have the potential to play a significant role in society’s shift to a carbon neutral economy. Research suggests that nature-based solutions can provide over one-third of the cost-effective climate mitigation needed between now and 2030 (UN). The creation of native woodlands restores local ecosystems and expands habitat for wildlife, rebalancing some of the damage created by environmental impacts not captured by emissions accounting; e.g. the infrastructure and activities associated with outdoor events can cause a considerable impact on the local flora and fauna that normally inhabit the site. Demonstrate a true green commitment to our environment through woodland creation as part of your carbon net zero events.