Circus Extreme Policy on Sustainable Events

The purpose of all operations of Circus Extreme is to provide entertainment and learning for visitors to the circus, whether these are for Corporate business Functions or Public Events. Circus Extreme believes that all of the circus events are part of the historic traditions of the open spaces in which we operate.

All circus events shall be staged with due regard to the aim of Sustainable Development, the company shall seek to preserve natural resources and protect the environment.

The aim and intention of Circus Extreme is to use local suppliers of materials and to share the economic benefits of the circus project throughout the supply chain, adding to the local economy in the area in which the event is staged.

Circus Extreme has set the ambitious targets of reducing environmental impacts of each circus event by 30% by October 2021, 50% by October 2022, 75% by October 2023 and 100% reduction by 2024. This schedule has been impacted by the effects of Covid19. However Circus Extreme aims to progress towards net zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050.

Most Circus venues require generators to provide power for equipment and these shall be made more efficient as a priority, Circus events often require heaters and these shall be made carbon neutral as a priority with the phasing in of Bio Fuel as research makes this achievable.

Circus Extreme affirms that this policy shall be successful only if it is fully understood and accepted by the Company Directors, Senior Management, and by key staff members.

Transport

The extensive transport of Circus Extreme heavy goods trucks where achievable will run on Bio Diesel. Any Bio Diesel used by Circus Extreme is supplied from a United Kingdom supplier.

Electricity

Generators normally run from 7am until midnight only. Electricity at other times is from storage for example a rechargeable battery.

Environmental impact of domestic dwellings on site including staff and artists accommodation:

As well as being a business, Circus Extreme is also a living place. Each accommodation unit at the Circus as it tours may be considered a “household”. In comparison with a fixed dwelling, a recent survey has shown the far lighter environmental impact of a caravan dwelling family against the impact on resources of a similar family living in a house; caravans are mobile, compact and heated easier, they also use far less water and electricity. The circus way of life is inherently environmentally friendly.

Accommodation Water useage

Average water use of 4 gallons / 17.8 litres per person per day, including drinking, washing, and toilet use.