USA: Forecastle Festival will continue its partnership with Arcadia Power this year to ensure the festival’s carbon footprint is smaller than ever. Forecastle will run on 100% pollution-free electricity, made possible by the collaboration. For every kWh of electricity used at Forecastle Festival, a kWh is produced and put on the grid by a pollution-free, renewable source – like wind or solar.
“We pride ourselves on being one of the most sustainable, ecologically focused events in the nation,” said Forecastle Founder and Captain, JK McKnight. “Forecastle Festival was built on the premise of environmental responsibility and for years we’ve worked to be as sustainable as possible through conservation our conservation work with the Forecastle Foundation and other non-profits, recycling, composting and the use biodiesel fuel.”
As an Arcadia Power Clean Energy Partner, Forecastle Festival meets the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Green Power Partnership requirements, alongside national environmental thought leaders like Google and Whole Foods.
Forecastle remains the only major national festival partnership for Arcadia power’s offset program and is the only festival in the state to offset its energy usage with wind power.
“We love working with organisations that share the same values, and Forecastle Festival sets an example for everyone of how easy and affordable it is to choose clean energy,” said Arcadia Power co-founder, Kiran Bhatraju.
Forecastle Festival has, since 2004, aimed to offer equal parts music, art and environmental activism. In addition to efforts onsite to reduce carbon emissions and limit landfill waste, the event contributes $1 from every ticket sold to the Forecastle Foundation, an affiliated non-profit with land-level conservation projects in Kentucky, Argentina and Indonesia.
The annual festival will be held from July 15 – 17 at Louisville’s Waterfront Park.