Ruisrock’s values encompass both social and ecological responsibility.
Ruisrock is a festival for all ages, and we want to take all visitors into consideration. Throughout its history, the festival has been held on the scenic island of Ruissalo, which is a nature reserve for the most part. The green venue is an important part of Ruisrock’s uniqueness, which is why it is especially important for us to consider the nature surrounding the event and work to maintain its diversity.
Here are some of the ways in which we ensure social responsibility:
- We take different visitors into account when organizing the festival by offering different ways of participating and influencing Ruisrock.
- Ruisrock’s guiding principle is that everyone should have the opportunity to participate in the festival with as much accessibility as possible. We work with experts by experience to improve accessibility. Read more about accessibility.
- We offer free admission to visitors over the age of 70 on any festival day of their choosing.
- We include our visitors in the festival through the Ruisrock Jury, for example. The jury members participate in the development of the festival throughout the year.
Here are some of the ways in which we ensure ecological responsibility:
- We make sure that the waste generated at the festival is recycled and that a minimum of natural resources is used. We are part of the EcoCompass system, which helps us to protect the environment and combat climate change.
- We cooperate with the Keep the Archipelago Tidy Association (Pidä Saaristo Siistinä ry). Bottles and cans are recycled, and the proceeds from deposits are used to finance the association’s activities that benefit the cleanliness and waste management of water systems. So please take your bottles and cans to the appropriate containers or to the PSS volunteers! We are also involved in organizing the Clean Beach events, which are open to anyone who wishes to participate in cleaning the Ruissalo beach.
- Every year, we develop practices that reduce the festival’s carbon footprint. We primarily use products and services that have been awarded the eco-label, and we also encourage our food vendors to make more sustainable choices by offering more affordable points of sale to vendors who serve only vegetarian and vegan options.
- We use renewable energy to produce the festival, including biodiesel made from food waste as well as EKOenergy certified energy.