Whenever we refer to sustainability we refer to the Brundlandt definition of sustainable devleopment (1987): we aim to be a festival that ‘meets the needs of present generations without compromising future generations’ ability to meet their own.
GLOBUS Festival is sustainable in three ways.
First of all, we are sustainable through our profit use - rather than using profit for our own good (none of our board members receive any financial compensation), 100% will go towards buying acres of rainforest in Costa Rica to protect it from deforestation. We do so in collaboration with our partner Work With Nature, a NGO who specializes in not merely buying the rainforest, but also protecting the ecosystem within as well as educating locals on the improtance of the tropical rainforest. Find out more about Work with Nature here.
Secondly, we are sustainable through the choices we make in the organization of our festival. Both in front of and behind the scenes lots of choices have been to cut down our emissions in comparison to average festivals. For instance, rather than any dixies, our festival uses eco-toilets in which human waste is being reused for biogas and phosphate recovery. The tokens we use are biodegradable and made from starch rather than plastic. We separate waste streams for maximum recycling. We do not use plastic single use cups; rather, we opt for hard cups. The majority of the decorations on our festival are made from second-hand materials that would otherwise be trashed. Plastic waste is being given a second life on our festival by using it for a trashart work. Almost all food on our festival is vegetarian or vegan. The list goes on and on…
Lastly, we are sustainable through the inspiration we hope to evoke within the visitors of our festival. We want to have a lasting sustainable impact on the lives of our visitors that carries far beyond the day itself. Therefore, we have a sustainability market with stands on which various organizations, startups and companies will explain their take on sustainable choices in daily life. Here, you can learn everything there is to learn about how your every-day routine can become a little bit more green with a few simple swaps. We also have exciting speakers and workshops to really bring this topic to life, which shall be announced under the section ‘programme’ later.
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