Ympäristö ja vastuullisuus Maailma kylässä -festivaalilla
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Environment and responsibility

Looking after the environment and sustainable development are of vital importance to World Village Festival. Our aim is to make the festival’s carbon footprint as small as possible.

Environmental factors are accounted for in every part of the festival’s planning and implementation, from waste management to energy production, responsible production chains and transportation. The best outcomes are possible when every festival participant considers the environmental effects of their own actions.

Environmental tips for the festival visitor

  • Food: Favour vegetarian dishes, as they burden the environment significantly less than meat. Every food vendor at the festival is committed to offering at least one vegetarian dish on their menu. Vendors are also encouraged to serve organic and local food as well as Fairtrade products.
  • Waste: The festival area has seven recycling points – make sure to use them! Recycling advisers are standing by at every recycling point to help you sort your waste. All the disposable tableware used at the festival are biodegradable.
  • Transportation: The festival is easy to reach by public transportation, bicycle or walking. The surroundings of Kaisaniemi Park and the Railway Square will be crowded during the festival weekend, which will make parking even more difficult than normally.
  • Water: Bring your own water bottle – it is more environmental, as it saves on waste. There are three water points around the festival area for filling up your bottle. Remember to stay hydrated, especially if the weather is sunny.
  • Action: Get to know the environmental efforts of CSOs, companies and other parties. You’re sure to find new information, tips and ideas at the festival.

The festival’s aim is to increase the environmental awareness of its visitors, exhibitors and other stakeholders.

Responsible event production

World Village Festival develops its environmental work with the help of the EcoCompass system. The festival’s aim is to increase the environmental awareness of its visitors, exhibitors and other stakeholders and to encourage them to act in an environmentally friendly way.

The aims of the festival’s environmental programme include the following:

  • Development of recycling and waste management.
  • Enhancement of energy efficiency and green energy production.
  • Considering environmental and social perspectives in procurements.
  • Favouring responsible contractors and service providers.
  • Optimising production-related transportation and travel.

Why people should recycle?

Recycling helps to conserve energy and natural resources in many ways:

  • Organic waste is turned into compost, which can be used in landscaping.
  • Combustible waste is converted into energy to help replace fossil fuels in energy production.
  • Recycled paper is used to create newsprint, among others.
  • Recycled paperboard is turned into cardboard and used in, for example, paper rolls.
  • Metals can be recycled almost endlessly. Recycled metals are used as raw material for creating new metal products.
  • Recycled glass is used to produce glass containers and glass wool.

News

Pizarro Pelicula

Kotimaa Kosovo-Suomi to receive world premiere at World Village Festival

The festival's film programme includes social documentaries from Colombia, Burkina Faso, Rwanda and Faeroe Islands.
Narendra Shrestha - UN Women EN

Sustainable development is brought to mainstream at World Village Festival 2018

Kepa, a platform for Finnish civil society organizations and an expert in global development issues, brings decision makers, experts, and opinion leaders to the center of Helsinki to discuss social issues on 26 and 27 May. The theme of the World Village Festival 2018 is the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, sustainable economy, climate, environment and human rights.