As the sustainability manager of Roskilde Festival, Mikkel Sander is trying to prove that 135,000 drunk youngsters can party for eight days without destroying the world. Roskilde Festival has been non-profit since 1972 and donated over 40 million euros to charity throughout the years. A feeling of responsibility towards the surrounding world is very much part of Roskilde Festival’s DNA. Mikkel holds a master’s degree in Sustainable Transition.
The festival industry is full of ambition in terms of creating environmentally friendly events, and that’s great. We need this, considering current global environmental problems. The industry, however, is also full of misconceptions of where our negative environmental impacts are, and full of initiatives that serve as nothing more than great PR. At worst, this will contribute to making environmental issues even bigger.
I prefer to point out my own mishaps, not…
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