Sustainability


 

Connect with each other. Connect with the planet.

 

At heart, BraZouky is about a dream for a better future, and sustainability became part of that dream in 2020. Through these small actions, we intend to contribute towards a better future for us all. 

BraZouky is now a climate-conscious event, which means that we calculate our carbon footprint and offset 100% of the greenhouse gas emissions within our control. We also plan to minimise the plastic waste generated by the event.

Carbon

The key sources of the emissions for an event like Brazouky are the carbon emissions from air travel and electricity use at the venue. In 2020, we offset those emissions by supporting the Envira Amazonia project in Brazil. This project protects part of the Amazon Rainforest from logging, and offers economic opportunities to local communities; supporting sustainable farming and promoting environmental legacy. This offset is aligned with the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals, and certified by the Verified Carbon Standard.

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South Pole Certificate - BraZouky 2020

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Envira Amazonia Factsheet

Plastic

We are trying to reduce the amount of plastic waste we generate. Therefore, we ask that attendees use personal drink bottles at the water stations during BraZouky. Bio-plastic cups will be available if needed (above all, we need you to stay hydrated!). 

Official BraZouky shirts are made of bamboo. In addition to being a breathable fabric that is great to wear, bamboo doesn’t shed microplastics when washed.

Thanks to CIIARA for their generous support of the sustainability initiatives for BraZouky.