We are developing a policy that aims to have a long-lasting and positive impact for the local community.
We are undertaking a carbon impact assessment of the event, which will take into account all elements including the wood burned and travel for the artist and his crew. We will then invest to remove the equivalent amount of carbon from the atmosphere. In addition, we are exploring the best ways to support environmental sustainability locally, through working with appropriate organisations to reduce future emissions and alleviate food and fuel poverty.
All wood used during construction will be FSC certified, which means it has come from a sustainably managed forest and supply chain.
Other than David Best and his crew, all other Sanctuary build and Guardian team members will be from the local area.
We are working with responsible contractors who have zero landfill policies, operate within the circular economy, which redefines the economy around principles of designing out waste and pollution, keeping products and materials in use for as long as possible, and we are sourcing all materials locally to minimise transport times as much as possible.
For the duration of the project, we will use mains-powered electricity where we can, and any generators will be powered using HVO (vegetable oil) rather than diesel.
After the end of the event, we’ll work with local waste disposal companies to clear the site, recycling as much as possible.
We will be encouraging audiences to use public transport or walk or cycle to the site. There will be no parking at the site or in the streets nearby on the night of the burn. Our audiences will be asked to respect the site and not to litter. We will also ask everyone to be responsible in what items they bring to leave inside Sanctuary and avoid items made of plastic or similar that could emit a harmful gas when burned.
We aim to leave no trace and return the site to its original condition. Everyone will be made aware of the project’s environmental impact and the measures we’re taking to offset this.