A Committed Festival

As organizers and promoters, we work to develop a festival committed to its natural and social environment.

Tomavistas is a festival committed to the Sustainable Development Goals: at an economic, environmental and social level and with a clear commitment to welcome every type of audience. We are part of the PYME and ODS Project of the COPADE Foundation funded by the Spanish Cooperation Agency.

Sustainability Actions

Making a special effort in environmental matters, as promoters we feel especially lucky to be able to carry out our activity in the privileged environment of Enrique Tierno Galván Park, one of the largest parks in the city of Madrid.

Therefore, we have always wanted to be consistent with our environment, generating the least impact on it. Since our first edition in the park in 2016, we have worked to make our event a benchmark in environmental sustainability. In order to be a  0-carbon footprint arts production company.

Some of the environmental sustainability actions we have been carrying out since 2016:

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.

  • We have also changed the payment method from tokens to cashless in order to reduce the use of plastic.

  • We reuse every material we can from one year to the next one: stage canvas, litter bins, decoration…

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.

  • We have also changed the payment method from tokens to cashless in order to reduce the use of plastic.

  • We reuse every material we can from one year to the next one: stage canvas, litter bins, decoration…

Selective waste collection
  • In order to manage that waste impossible to prevent, 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. Moreover, thanks to the collaboration of 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 edition of 2019, about 2,810 kg of packaging waste were recovered. It is estimated that 204 fleece jackets, 75 bicycle rims, 1,688 books and 46 shoe boxes or milk cartons 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 1.33 t of CO2 and the consumption of 5.02 MWh and 26.93 m3 of water have been avoided.

Energy responsible consumption
  • Generation of electrical bulletins for energy consumption through the electrical network and generator switching on and off protocols.
  • LED luminaires and Led Display EV-90 screens are used for the festival lighting reducing electricity consumption by 90%.
  • Use of Stage V booster generators
  • Even though we are not able to avoid Scope 1 emissions in the generation of carbon footprint (due to the impossibility of using the electricity grid in the Enrique Tierno Galván Park, we have always established a protocol for turning on and off generators.

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.

Environmental corresponsability
  • We ask our suppliers for their collaboration and good environmental practices.

Mobility
  • As an urban festival, access to Tomavistas is really easily with public transport. We promote its use, as well as the use of transport-sharing services through agreements with sustainable mobility and ridesharing companies.

Social Actions

Some of the social actions Tomavistas collaborates with:

Reforesta
Colaboramos en su programa de restauración de vías pecuarias. Gracias a la venta de vasos reutilizables, Tomavistas colabora con Reforesta (link) en su programa de restauración de las vías pecuarias para contribuir a la restauración ambiental de la Vereda de las Asperillas en Villamanrique del Tajo (Madrid) ampliando la superficie cubierta de vegetación. Así mismo, gracias a los frutos y semillas de las especies plantadas, se incrementa la disponibilidad de alimento para la fauna y se contribuye a restaurar el suelo y conservar los recursos hídricos. Además, se enriquece el paisaje y se hace más agradable la vida en esta comarca.
Reforesta

We cooperate in its program of restoration of livestock trails. Thanks to the sale of reusable cups, Tomavistas collaborates with Reforesta in its program of restoration of livestock trails to contribute to the environmental restoration of the Vereda de las Asperillas in Villamanrique de Tajo expanding 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.

Acción Social por la Música

From this edition of 2020 the full amount of tickets for children under 11 has been allocated to Acción Social por la Música, a non-profit association that works to train, prevent and recover minors at risk with the collective practice of music. In addition, Tomavistas will open its doors to the boys and girls of the choirs and orchestras to make them to take part in the organization, teaching them how the festival works from the inside and giving them a place in the programme.

Zero-tolerance Policy

Tomavistas has a zero-tolerance policy towards any kind of abuse, paying special attention to harassment or assault against women.

Tomavistas is part of the campaign ¡NI UNA! (¡NO ONE!) promoted by Madrid City council to fight for a city free of sexual violence.

Sustainable Development Goals

UN member countries agreed on 17 goals as part of the action plan of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. These goals are focused on sustainability and equality.

Tomavistas, thanks to the help from COPADE foundation, works following mainly 11 of these 17 goals.

 

Salud y bienestar
  • Oferta de comida saludable y variada para intolerancias y alergias en el festival.

  • Prevención del abuso de sustancias adictivas fomentamos el consumo responsable mediante comunicación.

  • Información sobre impacto de sonido en los niños con Safe Sound and Kids 

Good health and well-being
  • Protection for everyone, especially attendees and workers, by offering healthy and varied food choices for intolerances and allergies both at Tomavistas headquarters and at events.
  • Generation of a campaign to prevent the abuse of addictive substances and promote responsible consumption.
  • Information about the impact of sound, especially on children, with Safe Sound and Kids. 
Gender Equality
  • Tomavistas is an organization with clear parity in positions and equitable salaries also encouraging remote working and flexible hours.
  • We seek parity in artistic hiring, an equal line-up is possible without spoilage to quality.
  • One of the main values of Tomavistas is that it is a Family Friendly festival, promoting balance between Family and leisure. 
Clean water and purification:
  • Tomavistas encourages the responsible use of water in its organization through informative signs to raise awareness for the responsible use of water in our facilities, in addition to promoting hygiene practices.
  • It offers free drinking water at the festival and develops a system of black and grey water management through various suppliers.
Decent Work and Economy Growth
  • Within the organization of Tomavistas, there is a commitment to inclusive work in terms of gender, age, origin, accessibility and diversity, training courses are given to both permanent and temporary workers in terms of gender, accessibility, sustainability and of course risk prevention. labor.
  • Despite having a very high number of temporary contracts given the nuance of ephemeral activity, it provides a decent salary, optimal working conditions and decent working hours.
Sustainable cities and communities
  • Music events are social, economic and cultural promoters and must be set in cities by prioritizing and promoting policies that achieve this. Festivals generate multiple socioeconomic impacts, enhance and improve the image of the cities and places where they are held, generate employment, boost the economy and make the cities where they are held more attractive for tourism, companies and investors.
  • Festivals will become part of the intangible heritage of a city.
Reduced Inequalities
  • Festivals are cultural expressions and places of leisure where everyone can enjoy on equal terms, therefore we favour access to people with any kind of disability, whether physical, intellectual or sensory.
  • We support different initiatives to prevent the exclusion of the most disadvantaged groups.
  • Tomavistas works in the development of an accessible and inclusive festival enabling a full experience to all visitors and is of course an LGTBI friendly space.
  • Within the organization of Tomavistas we are committed to inclusive work in terms of gender, age, origin, accessibility and diversity, training courses are given to both permanent and temporary workers on gender, accessibility, sustainability and, of course, Health and Safety prevention at work.
  • -Despite having a very high number of temporary contracts due to its ephemeral nature, it provides a decent salary, optimal working conditions and decent working hours.
Responsible Consumption and Production
  • Festivals or musical events generate large amounts of waste in a short period of time, so efficient waste management is absolutely necessary to mitigate the negative impact of the event.
  • Since its launch Tomavistas has been developing a system of waste prevention through the use of returnable containers, the use of reusable cups, selective waste collection, waste recovery and subsequent shipment to the clean point, use of compostable materials for food in bars, food courts and backstage and generating a report of environmental footprint and waste generation after each edition with the intention of reducing them in the following year.
  • These actions have always been carried out with the support of Ecoembes, Ecovidrio and the Madrid City Council.
  • On the other hand, paper consumption is also an important point in responsible production and consumption, in Tomavistas there is a protocol for printing documents to mitigate paper consumption as well as a clear preference for printing information elements in recyclable and even sustainable materials such as paper for planting, in addition to encouraging all attendees to carry their tickets in digital format.
Climate Action
  • The carbon footprint represents the impact that an individual, organization, event or product has on the climate and therefore its calculation is the first step to draw up a plan to reduce the carbon footprint. At Tomavistas we measure our carbon footprint and offset it, and our main medium- and long-term goal is becoming a zero-emission company by establishing short-, medium- and long-term emission reduction objectives, sharing efforts and compensate emissions to balance any possible damage.
  • Intention to hire renewable supplies, as well as non-chemical toilets.

 

Life on Land
  • Tomavistas denotes a clear concern for environmental sustainability by launching all the actions in terms of environmental sustainability within its reach, using ecological products both in cleaning material and in food.
  • In addition, for the past 5 years, it has been actively collaborating with the NGO Reforesta in its campaign to reforest the cattle trails in Madrid.
Partnerships for the Goals
  • Tomavistas denotes a clear concern for environmental sustainability by launching all the actions in terms of environmental sustainability within its reach, using ecological products both in cleaning material and in food.
  • In addition, for the past 5 years, it has been actively collaborating with the NGO Reforesta in its campaign to reforest the cattle trails in Madrid.

What can you do?

2022 extra

Tomavistas Extra was born in 2020 to revitalize the cultural offer of Madrid after the months of lockdown. After two editions, Tomavistas Extra is back in 2022 with a lineup of seven days of live music at Enrique Tierno Galván.

Tomavistas City

Annual concert series that takes place at different venues in Madrid and stands up for the most current projects growing in the independent music scene.

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