Crystal Palace Bowl August 6-29

Our aim is to work towards delivering events that have zero environmental impact and achieve this with minimal offsetting. Offsetting is not the long term answer to this problem we are facing, understanding the impact is. We’ll design emissions out, implementing low consumption design, incorporating sustainable and renewable power sources. In our supply chain we incentivise local suppliers using renewable, sustainable products with a low environmental impact. Consumables will be ethically produced and 100% recyclable or compostable. We as festival organisers will spend the next three years finding solutions to make what we love not have a negative effect on our futures – please join us on this journey of change and email community@southfacingfestival.com

Brewdog

Our beer partner Brewdog wants to a set a new standard for sustainability and recently became the World’s first carbon-negative brewery. They double offset their Scope 1, 2 and upstream Scope 3 carbon.

This mean they so include all of their carbon in their supply chain too. They believe this is the only real way to count carbon and offset their true impact and work with world leading expert, Professor Mike Berners-Lee in calculating their carbon footprint and designing their removal initiatives.

Drink Brewdog, Plant Trees
Brewdog has bought over 9,000 acres in the Scottish Highlands to create their own Brewdog Forest and by 2025 will have planted three million trees. They are going to turn this barren landscape into biodiverse native woodlands and an ecosystem with the Woodland Carbon Code accreditation programme. As well as sequestering carbon, woodland
creation also promotes biodiversity, natural flood attenuation and drives rural economic
development.

Green Energy
They turn the main natural by-product of beer making — malted barley — into green gas (biomethane). Thus removes any reliance on fossil fuels in the brewing process.

Wind Powered

All of the electricity used to brew BrewDog beer in the UK comes directly from local wind turbines and their bars are now also powered by wind turbines.

CO 2 Fermentation Recovery
One of the by-products of fermentation is CO 2 . They are working on capturing the CO 2 produced
during fermentation and using this downstream to carbonate our beers.

Anaerobic Digester Bio-Plant
Brewdog’s anaerobic digester bio-plan turns their waste brewery water into pure H2O and biomethane to be re-used.

Electric Delivery Fleet
They have introduced the UK’s very first Electra 19-tonne vehicle to deliver BrewDog beer directly to our London customers. As part of their commitment to sustainability they are working hard to electrify their entire fleet.

Hawkes

Our cider partner Hawkes is a local South London cider based in Bermondsey. As a carbon negative London cidery, Hawkes, is taking a stand against food waste by inviting everyone in the UK to scoop up windfall apples from their gardens and donate them to the cidery. In exchange, all ‘Apple Donors’ will receive a half pint of Hawkes’ famous Urban Orchard to toast their contribution to the circular economy.

800,000 apples are wasted in UK homes every day; however, this is only part of the problem. With further wastage coming from production, supply chain, unpicked fruit and unclaimed windfall the true figure is astronomically higher at around 2.5 million wasted apples EVERY day in the UK, meaning that annually the UK is wasting over 900 million apples. The problem has worsened further in the last two years with the impact that Brexit and COVID-19 has had on the number of fruit pickers available in the UK.

They want to put an end to food waste tackling the one that they know, and the most commonly wasted fruit in the UK, the apple. Hawkes wants to do everything they can to stop them being discarded and ignored.

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