A sustainable festival
As organizers and promoters, we work to develop a festival committed to its natural and social environment, based on the objectives of sustainable development at an economic, environmental and social level and with a clear commitment to welcome every type of audience.
Tomavistas is a festival committed to the Sustainable Development Goals: we are part of the PYME and ODS Project of the COPADE Foundation funded by the Spanish Cooperation Agency.
Responible hiring and purchases
We give priority to the purchase of local, ecological, reusable, and/or easily recyclable products as well as the hiring of local suppliers, with environmental certification, and/or that include environmental aspects in their services.
We ask our suppliers for their collaboration and good environmental practices.
We have closed an agreement with Wondo, the new urban mobility app, a new service that is launched for the first time in Madrid coinciding with our Festival. An application that will help our city to have a more sustainable mobility.
Decoration and scenography
Inspired by the environment that welcomes us: a beautiful park with large green areas as it is Enrique Tierno Galván park. After the Festival, most of the decorative elements will be stored for later reuse in future editions.
Prevention of waste
Drinks are served in reusable cups in order to drastically reduce the generation of plastic waste. In addition, soft drinks are served from returnable glass bottles which also helps us to significantly reduce the generation of waste from plastic bottles. Part of the collection from the reusable cups is allocated to the reforestation of some cattle trails in Madrid in cooperation with Reforesta.
Energy responsible consumption
All the lighting of the Festival will be LED luminaries. We measure the impact of CO2 emitted during the days of the festival and we return it in coordination with CeroCo2.com.
Selective waste collection
Tomavistas participates in the Selective Collection of Light Packaging and Paper-Cardboard Campaign developed by Ecoembes in festivals with the strong commitment to selectively recover all packaging waste generated to ensure its subsequent recycling. Thanks to the collaboration of the Madrid City Council, specifically the Waste Collection Department, we will have containers to enable the selective collection of the different waste fractions at the exact place where they are generated.
During the 2018 edition, about 2,100 kg of packaging waste were recovered. It is estimated that 137 fleeces, 53 bicycle rims, and 1,200 books could be manufactured with this volume of waste. Moreover, recycling of packagings entails considerable environmental benefits in terms of saving water and energy and reduction of greenhouse gases. Thanks to the efforts made both by the organization and by the attendants, it is estimated that the emission of 0.99 T of CO2 and the consumption of 3.7 MWh and 20.6 m3 of water have been avoided.
Cooperation in its program of restoration of casttle trails
Tomavistas cooperates with Reforesta to contribute to the environmental restoration of the Vereda de las Asperillas in Villamanrique de Tajo. This cooperation is possible thanks to the sale of reusable cups in 2018 edition.
When you leave Madrid by the A-3 highway, you will cross an arid but attractive mosaic landscape (olive groves, vineyards, cereal and forest patches). You will enter in the District of Las Vegas, where agricultural fields alternate with huge holm oaks, undergrowth of esparto grass, extensive areas deforested and partially covered with esparto, thyme and other species of small shrubs and, finally, very degraded surfaces where vegetation hardly grows.
In this environment, the restoration project of Reforesta is developed along a cattle trial parallel to the Tajo river named Vereda de las Asperillas. The cattle trails are part of our historical and natural heritage. Its origin is linked to the creation of La Mesta in the XIII century. These are the paths that the transhumant herds have traveled for centuries. Today they are still used by the herds and across them the fauna is moved and the seeds are dispersed. This means that together with the riverside forests they are important ecological corridors in humanized areas.
The surroundings of this livestock road is very degraded. As farmers in the area say, due to deforestation, persistent droughts and the extension of irrigation, the springs have been drying up for many years. However, the presence of holm oaks in nearby areas with soils of the same type as those existing in some sections of this livestock track, makes Reforesta trust in the possibility of recovering the forests by planting holm oaks, kermes oaks and other native species. In the most deteriorated sections, the NGO is working with shrub species with more adaptation capacity which will stop the erosion and will open the way for the extension of the trees when the conditions allow it.
Thanks to the collaboration of Tomavistas, Reforesta will improve and expand the area covered with vegetation. Likewise, thanks to the fruits and seeds of the planted species, the availability of food for the fauna will be increased and it will help to restore the soil and conserve the water resources. In addition, the landscape will be enriched and life in this region will be made more pleasant.
Zero Tolerance Policy
We are a festival with zero tolerance for abuse. We have a zero tolerance against abuse policy and our security staff is aware and trained to act in case it is needed.