We aim to reduce our environmental impact at Forest Hills Stadium through meaningful actions throughout the venue and behind the scenes. This season, Forest Hills Stadium will be carbon neutral with a goal of being climate positive. From our concession areas to backstage and beyond, we're committed to making shows at Forest Hills Stadium as environmentally friendly as possible and offsetting any impact we do have. The Forest Hills Stadium 2022 concert season will operate climate neutral with a goal of being climate positive.
- Free drinking water refill stations
- Solar-powered phone charging stations
- Easily-recyclable rPet and aluminum packaging at concessions
- Comprehensive recycling program to divert recyclable materials from landfills
- 28 upcycled shipping containers onsite which have been retrofitted as bars, bathrooms, artist dressing rooms, and other functional spaces
- Use of energy-efficient LED or energy efficient fluorescent lighting for all lighting fixtures onsite
- Use of shore power backstage to power artist’s production needs, saving consumption of fuel that would otherwise be used to power trucks & tour buses while parked and eliminates the air pollution associated with consumption of that fuel
Strategic partnerships with sustainable organizations
- REVERB – Since 2017, Forest Hills Stadium has worked with REVERB to develop sustainable practices and in 2021 became the first music venue included in REVERB’s game-changing Music Climate Revolution campaign, aimed at to making the entire music industry climate positive
- Planet Reimagined - Forest Hills Stadium is sponsoring Planet Reimagined’s New Futures Fellowship program, which directly supports postgraduate students interested in academic research and advocacy to advance new solutions in sustainability
- Small Axe Peppers - Forest Hills Stadium is growing peppers in a garden backstage to use as garnish and hot sauce at concessions and connecting guests to resources for learning about community gardens
- Fandiem – Through Fandiem, Forest Hills Stadium is running a sweepstakes for a Forest Hills Stadium Super Pass, with donations supporting REVERB’s fight against the climate crisis
Forest Hills Stadium is supporting a carbon sequestration, biodiversity, and wildlife protection project at Medford Spring Grassland Conservation in Colorado which will neutralize significantly more carbon than is generated this season. Per REVERB’s calculation, which is based on assumptions based on the square footage of the compound, predicted fan and employee travel to and from shows, electric and gasoline usage, waste created, and other considerations, Forest Hills Stadium will offset a total of 2,119 tonnes of c02e while protecting 6,900 acres of land from being developed.
This is just the beginning, and we look forward to growing the initiative every season as new ideas and technology become available.