Paradise City named world's most sustainable music festival

Belgium’s Paradise City has been crowned the world’s most sustainable music festival, organisers announced on Thursday. The award comes from A Greener Future, a body that promotes sustainability and ecology in events around the world.

The electro and dance festival in Flemish Brabant has become known for its environmentally friendly approach. It implements measures to reduce its CO2 emissions, water use and waste, has a stage that runs almost entirely on solar energy, and has developed mobility plans that allow 10,000 festival-goers out of a total of 40,000 to travel to the event by train. 

Paradise City was chosen from a shortlist that included events in the UK, France, Norway and Portugal. The ceremony took place this week in London. It also won the Greener Catering Award, after introducing a meat- and fish-free food zone in 2023, which contributed significantly to reducing its carbon footprint. 


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