So, with festival organisers taking steps towards a sustainable future for festivals what can we, as festival goers do to reduce our impact to Festival site and local nature?
1. Carpool or take ground transport to the festival.
Travel makes up 80% of a festival’s carbon emissions.
Use festival shuttles or take public transport to the festival.
We have our own carpool initiative please check our relevant FB Group. It makes it even easier for you to contribute in minimising the festival’s environmental impact.
2. Go paperless.
Take advantage of e-ticket delivery when purchasing festival tickets.
Use your phone to take photos or screenshots of the set times instead of getting paper programs.
This year, we will minimise our offset prints too.If you do use any paper please ensure it is deposited in the paper recycling bins provided.
3. Say no to straws.
If you wish to use a straw then invest in a reusable metal straw.
4. Use our reusable cup and or bring a hydration pack.Hydration backpacks are a great way for festival goers to eliminate their plastic usage.
5. Avoid single use plastics.
Bring a reusable shopping bag.
Ask the food stalls to serve your food on your own reusable plate or container. Invest in a reusable bamboo cutlery set.
Bring your biodegradable shampoo and soap in refillable containers or better yet use bar soap to avoid unnecessary plastic waste.
Please use only eco-friendly material in showers.
6. Micro plastics damage our environment.Use bio glitter or don't use it at all.Brush off all glitter before you shower, remember all drains lead to the sea.
7. Recycle and repurpose outfits.The fashion industry is the second largest polluter in the world behind the oil industry. Consider buying second hand outfits on marketplaces.Buy your clothes only from eco conscious brands.
8. Use solar power
Invest in some rechargeable solar lamps for your campsite.
Charge your devices using a portable solar charger.
9. Sort and dispose of your garbage and recycling in the correct bins.
If you are a smoker please keep with at all times and use the portable ashtray provided.It can take up to 10 years for a cigarette butt to decompose. Don't use the beach and Festival area for your daily needs either.We have plenty of Showers and WC’s!
⒑ Take everything with you when leaving the Festival.
Pack up your tent, even if you don’t need it after the festival.
On your way out please donate any your not needed camping equipment to the charity partner of the festival.
They distribute donations to refugees in Greece.
You could even go a step further and volunteer to help clean up after the festival (since we always leave the site spotless) by contacting the festival’s production team directly.