Oktoberfest - ein Fest der Landeshauptstadt München
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Kufflers Weinzelt is climate neutral in 2019

How the Weinzelt contributes to climate protection

With the Oktoberfest, Munich has been a pioneer in environmental protection for many years. Waste avoidance, reusable crockery and green electricity have long been a matter of course. And more and more tents are becoming climate-neutral: Like Kufflers Weinzelt in 2019.
Robin Stoffers, Stephan Kuffler, Isabell Oster and Peter Inselkammer Robin Stoffers, Stephan Kuffler, Isabell Oster and Peter Inselkammer • Photo: Anette Göttlicher

Four steps to a climate neutral tent

To operate a Oktoberfest text causes CO2 emissions. This includes setting up and dismantling the tent, food and drinks, electricity and water consumption during the Wiesn, employee travel and waste disposal. In the first step, the complete CO2 footprint is calculated and recorded. Then it's a matter of avoiding and reducing CO2 emissions, for example with an e-bike for small transports or specially produced green electricity. In the third step, the unavoidable emissions are offset by global and regional climate protection projects. The fourth step is traceability: ClimatePartner, which implements CO2 offsetting for Kufflers Weinzelt, is transparent about its climate neutrality.

Stephan Kuffler with the climate certificate Stephan Kuffler with the climate certificate • Photo: Anette Göttlicher

These climate protection projects are supported by Kufflers Weinzelt

Climate protection projects, with whose support a company can become climate neutral, must meet internationally recognised standards. Among other things, they must depend on financing through emissions trading, they may only be credited to one single supporter, they must be sustainable and long-term - and they are regularly reviewed by independent third parties. The Kuffler Group ensures all this by cooperating with ClimatePartner.

Kufflers Weinzelt supports a project in Peru: efficient cooking ovens are being built here to replace cooking on an open fire. This saves CO2 and benefits the health of the local people. The second project to be co-financed is the Bergwaldprojekt e.V. in Oberallgäu, a regional initiative: the local mountain forest is being reforested by volunteers and specialists. The third project to be supported is an internationally recognised forest conservation project in Papua New Guinea.