Sónar calculates and offsets its emissions for the second consecutive year

Sónar calculates and offsets its emissions for the second consecutive year

Lavola supports and works with all entities, organizations and events that want to offset the emissions generated by their activities. For this reason, the carbon footprint of the 2019 edition of Sónar has been calculated and compensated with Lavola’s own tool called Clean CO2.

Sónar  is one of the most important cultural events in Europe and a great showcase for advanced music. Created by Advanced Music in 1994, it is the second year that the festival is committed to the fight against climate change and calculates and compensates its carbon footprint with Clean CO2.

The CO2 Management team has calculated the footprint of this year’s edition of the festival. And it has allowed the compensation of 90.62 tons of CO2e through one of the projects in the Clean CO2 tool portfolio. Thanks to this, Sónar 2019 has obtained the certificate and the Clean CO2 seal as a guarantee of the compensation made.

The project where the Sónar compensation has been made has been the Malawi Borehole Project. This project provides drinking water through the rehabilitation of the wells of the local communities in the districts of Dowa and Kangu to the Republic of Malawi. The lack of clean water along with the lack of sanitation and hygiene is one of its main problems.

It is a situation in which the families of these communities have the option of drinking contaminated water or boiling and purifying it. Therefore, with water sanitation, families will no longer have to boil water, and this will significantly reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

Among the benefits it generates at an environmental level, it avoids internal air pollution, reduces emissions of greenhouse gases and contributes to a greater conservation of ecosystems by reducing the use of biomass. At the social level, the project improves the living and health conditions of local communities, improves the livelihoods of poor households by decreasing time, collecting fuel and boiling water, and benefits the rural economy by providing work in installation.