Provinssi ❤ Environment

Making Provinssi happen means practically building a small village to Törnävänsaari every year out of nowhere. The services from electricity to toilets are brought to the area just for couple of days and tens of thousands of people, including the festival goers, campers, festival staff, stakeholders and artists, are arriving to Törnävänsaari for a party just for the one weekend from all over the world. It goes without saying that organizing a massive music festival causes always inevitable pollution and harm on the environment.

Provinssi has deserved its place as a green festival by decreasing its negative effects for environment a lot over the past years. We at Provinssi acknowledge our effects and we continuously aim to act for more sustainable event organizing.

Provinssi’s environmental policy

Organizing an annual festival for 20 000-30 000 daily visitors never has an positive impact for the environment, but on the other hand festival’s large audience and multiple stakeholders make it possible for us to act as a powerful messenger for more sustainable future by spreading the word of festival’s green acts.

The greatest environmental act possible for an event is to influence its visitors. Our goal is to act as an example and influence our visitors, festival staff, volunteers, artists and partners and their environmental choices by our own environment positive attitude.

We are well aware of the festival’s environmental effects and aim to decrease them actively. Some of the forests in Törnävänsaari are protected and this is one reason for wanting to minimize the negative impacts on the environment – so we could celebrate the Festival Of The People in Törnävänsaari in year 2120, too.

Provinssi’s main goals for the next three years are banning the use of disposable plastic on the festival site, reduce the waste from Camp Provinssi to half of its present amount and decreasing the emissions caused by transport significantly. While doing these, Provinssi wants to keep their communication regarding environmental practices as transparent as possible.