Mysteryland will run on locally-generated green grid power in 2023 as part of their sustainability plan ! A big green step..
If there is an healthy competition in the industry, it’s the race to sustainability. Especially in the Netherlands that usually lead the way on this matter.
As of next year, approximately 80% of Mysteryland‘s power consumption will consist of green power supplied by the local energy company Tegenstroom which is fully owned by the Municipality of Haarlemmermeer.
Milan Raven, managing director of Mysteryland: “We are extremely proud to take this important step forward together with the other parties involved and hope this will inspire other organisers to do the same. This effort fits perfectly with our recent signing of the Green Deal Circular Festivals, which focuses on sustainable innovation and in which we have promised to work hard to become more circular and climate neutral in the future.”
Mysteryland was already trying new solutions, especially on their camp site used as a “testing ground” for new forms of sustainable energy.
The festival was also one of the first to implement, inter alia, a re-usable water-bag that people could fill up all over the festival.
Andrea van de Graaf, director of Tegenstroom: “The fact that we, as a small local energy company, can supply solar power to such a large festival almost feels unreal. Truly green, truly local. Hopefully, other festivals will soon follow!”
Who’s next ?