Terraforma aims to overcome the traditional events management approach, by developing an organizational model able to measure, report and reduce its impacts in terms of waste, mobility, energy and water consumption on nature and its resources.
In 2016 we’ve started a long term partnership with EticaSGR, focusing on waste, supplies, energy, water and transports. The first year focus has been on waste: litter produced during the event, set up and dismantling operations. A 360° integrated waste management system has been implemented to reduce it and differentiate it. In 2017 the recycling areas at the festival increased from 34 to 54; recycled waste increased from 44% to 50%. The fourth edition focused on reducing our energy consumptions through the collaboration with Liter Of Light – we built a low impact lightening system for our camping, using recycled materials and powered by solar energy. Since 2016 portable ashtrays have been distributed to campers as well as biological soaps. All our dinnerware and cups are biodegradable.
In 2018 the focus has been on mobility focusing on sustainable ways of reaching the festival such as bikes and carpooling. In 2019 we’ve introduced durable cups and suppressed all plastic bottles, this actions allowed us to save 200 kg of plastic waste. In 2019 we’ve reduced our general waste of 35% and increased the separate waste collection of 84%. In terms of mobility between 2018 and 2019 we’ve increasingly used electric cars both for the staff, artists transports and shuttles to the festival, saving over 650kg of CO2.