In 2019 we were the first festival in Estonia to use real tableware and in 2023 we are doing something different once again. In cooperation with our new energy partner Neste we are doing something that’s never been done in the Estonian festival field before and will be using almost 100% renewable energy.
Over the course of four festival days the heart of I Land Sound is kept pumping by three generators, two of those support the beats of our stages and the third one keeps the rest of the festival area alive. This year we’ll swap out our energy menu and won’t be feeding them with fossil diesel, instead we’ll use diesel fuel that’s made of waste and by-products of manufacturers.
More than 10 renewable byproducts from different sources are used to produce Neste MY, including waste and byproducts of the food and fishing industry. Compared to fossil fuels the amount of greenhouse gasses emitted by the use of Neste MY is on average about 90% smaller.
If we do our calculations based on the amount of fuel that’ll be used at I land Sound 2023 the festival would emit 10,140 kg of CO2. But if we use fuel made of sustainable resources instead, the amount would be only 930 kg of CO2. This saved up energy could be used to heat a sauna for 3, 163 times, that’s 30 years worth of sauna heating twice a week, and 21 Helsinki – Barcelona one-way flights (2, 784 km).
This new collaboration with Neste is a big step forward for our green programme I Land Green, since waste, energy management and transport are the main producers of festival’s ecological footprint.
Thank you Neste for supporting our green dream!