How Does A Bar Go Net Zero For Glastonbury?
After a two year Covid imposed hiatus Glastonbury is back in all its glory next week. Net Zero Now, the climate action platform, has had the honour of helping the iconic Rabbit Hole go Net Zero – which means the bar has forecast and reduced its greenhouse gas emissions and compensated for any it can’t remove. They will be the first Net Zero Now certified bar at Glastonbury.
With sustainability front of mind, The Rabbit Hole organisers have calculated the carbon footprint of the bar for the first time and taken action to reduce the forecast 18 tons of CO2e that the bar will produce. This includes initiatives to reuse the set from the 2019 Festival, make crew food vegetarian by default, optimise power use and reduce the ice melt. The actual emissions will be re-calculated after the event but in the meantime, they have compensated for the forecast impact by investing in high quality projects that remove 18 tons of greenhouse gases from the atmosphere.*
The climate crisis requires urgent, collaborative action and the Rabbit Hole’s commitment is an example of how businesses can take practical, effective action towards a net zero festival.
Net Zero Now helps small businesses go Net Zero simply and cost-effectively. Its Net Zero Pubs and Bars initiative sets an industry standard for Net Zero against which pubs and bars can be certified so they can celebrate achieving this vitally important goal. The initiative was built in partnership with Coca-Cola Europacific Partners and Pernod Ricard.
Simon Heppner, Founder of Net Zero Now, says: “We are very proud to have supported The Rabbit Hole at Glastonbury to go Net Zero. There are no simple solutions to the climate crisis and we recognise that there is still a long way to go, but taking action beats doing nothing and we hope the Rabbit Hole’s example will stimulate conversation and encourage other bars to explore how they can take effective climate action. I will be mixing drinks behind the bar so if you are at the festival, do come and have a chat!”
*To find out more about The Rabbit Hole’s footprint at Glastonbury go to: www.netzeronow.org/glastonbury
To interview Simon at The Rabbit Hole or find out more, please contact:
- Susan Arumemi, Net Zero Now, +44 7967 526 586, firstname.lastname@example.org