The topic of environmental protection and sustainability is very important to me as a creator, artist and director of Project PQ. I've been thinking about how I can best implement this with Project PQ in field of events and entertainment.
A fire show is a greener alternative to fireworks, but burning flammable liquids also produces fine dust and CO2. With the obvious effects of climate change, I really wanted to start acting. That's why I consulted with Arktik, a multi-award-winning, independent company that promotes climate protection projects and thus compensates for CO2. Through our compensation payment, we support a project in Peru, which also has to do with fire. It introduces efficient cooking stoves in rural areas, reducing dependence on solid fuels. In rural parts of Peru, people cook with wood or charcoal on open fires, which is extremely inefficient. The smoke has a negative impact on the environment; especially women and children risk dangerous respiratory diseases due to the strong smoke. As part of the TÜV-certified project, so far 105,000 efficient and clean-burning cooking stoves have been produced. With this technology and the wood saved with it, around 50,000 tonnes of CO2 are saved each year.
Update from May 1st, 2022: After I had further dealt with the topic of climate neutrality and sustainability, I ended the cooperation with the company Arktik. The current status, a detailed report on sustainability and our efforts can be found here