Latvian Summer Festivals Pay Attention to Environmental Footprint

  • 2015-08-05
  • By Janny Ramakers
RIGA - Anyone who has ever taken a stroll through the camping grounds after a pop festival, or lingered behind on the bleachers after a football match will agree: big crowds make a big mess. And litter is not the only burden on the environment caused by large events. Think of the fossil fuels burnt to get people and equipment in one place, the energy spent on lighting, sound amplification and video installations, and the tonnes of single-use posters, brochures and T-shirts printed. Internationally, the environmental footprint of large events has started attracting attenti...
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