Outside Lands Music Festival

San Francisco's Outside Lands Festival 2008.  Carbon offsets and calculations

   

San Francisco's Outside Lands Festival 2008.  Carbon offsets and calculations

August 23-25, 2008
San Francisco, CA

Carbon Harmony calculated the amount of the carbon dioxide emitted during the three day music festival held in San Francisco's Golden Gate Park.  Reducing environmental impact was a priority of the festival, and several concert-wide initiatives were instilled to make Outside Lands one of the largest carbon neutral events in the country.

Carbon offsets were an essential piece of this puzzle, as it was important to consider emissions that factored in from many directions.  In addition to personal offsets available to purchase with tickets, the festival purchased enough offsets to account for all emissions created by this event. 

Carbon offsets were purchased to compensate for the GHG emissions generated by:

  • All attendees fuel consumption
  • All the electricity produced by the biodiesel generators
  • All artists fuel consumption
  • All staff vehicles and delivery trucks fuel consumption
  • All material waste from food and beverages

The show featured performances by Tom Petty, Radiohead, Manu Chao, Beck, Jack Johnson and many other great acts.

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