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LAUTFEUER Festival | Umsonst & Draußen
For 40 years, we have offered free access to art & culture to over 10,000 people every year through the motto “Umsonst & Draußen”. A socially sustainable project, which now wants to tackle the environmental impact of festivals, relies in this context on green hydrogen to cover the electricity needs of the festival small town. This makes us probably one of the first festivals of our kind 💚⚡
Both the construction and dismantling as well as the operation of large-scale events and the arrival and departure of guests cause an immense environmental impact every year. In previous years, we were already able to reduce some of this by using shuttle buses combined with the
the use of shuttle buses combined with a ban on car travel and meticulous waste separation. At the same time, we faced the challenges of not having a fixed power connection, which meant that it was not possible to easily switch to electric vehicles. Nevertheless, we were of the opinion: there is more to be done!
During our festival break due to the pandemic, we worked on our “Green Stage” project, in the course of which we were able to set up and run our festival in a more climate-friendly way by using green hydrogen. In doing so, we succeeded in realizing the set-up and dismantling with less CO2 by no longer having to refuel part of the heavy machinery with diesel, but being able to charge it electrically at the hydrogen cell. In addition, we were able to use one of our stages, the associated beverage counter and two stands of our
partners About You and AVM (Fritz.Box) CO2-neutral.