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[GreenYes] Re: Zero Waste Music Festivals?



Hi Bob, et al. The Eno River Festival held annually over a three day
period for 30,000 total attendees for each of the past 20+ years in
Durham NC gets >80% diversion through recycling and composting. Their
vendors must provide all foodstuffs in recyclable or compostable
containers. THey use compostable utensils and they have staffed waste
stations with separate bins for recyclables, compostables and waste.
All stations are staffed throughout the three day festival and they
have a long term on site composting site where all organic material is
piled, annually the static pile is harvested for use in Eno Park
plantings. As referenced otherwise, preplanning and and development of
an on-site plan are critical. You can contact Greg Bell at the Eno
River Association for more details. (919) 477-4549 or
festival@no.address

On May 23, 11:55 am, "Bob Hollis" <rhol...@no.address>
wrote:
> Thank you Scottie, I actually have several friends who go to Burning Man
> every year and I am on the "JackRabbitSpeaks" mailing list.
>
> I am greatly appreciative of the FSB and the GreenYes lists for ALL of the
> responses I have received!!! (most of them were off-list)
>
> Over the next few months I hope to pull all of the information I can gather
> into one document and will post it to one of my web sites for free
> distribution. It will also include a section specifically for road-tripping
> music fans who tour following "jam" bands.
>
> I currently serve as an advisory board member for RocktheEarth and as the
> Summer Tour Coordinator for HeadCount I worked with The Dead, Phish and Dave
> Mathews Band managing their voter registration programs. I also serve on
> the boards of a few other music related non-profits and have some good
> connections to numerous touring bands throughout the US.
>
> Once vetted by some of my friends with zero waste and sustainability
> expertise, I will provide whatever I can pull together to all of my friends
> in the music industry to post on their web sites as well.
>
> I think it would be great to have a repository for a "Living" document on
> greening festivals specifically and the music industry in general that could
> be continually updated with contributions of "best practices" and new ideas
> submitted by festival organizers, musicians, sustainability experts and
> fans.
>
> Another possibility would be to create a web site with links to the
> "greening" section of each of the major festival web sites with an agreement
> that they will update their pages each year w/o changing the url. That
> might help keep new organic and independent ideas flowing without the need
> to compile everything.
>
> Whatever I ultimately pull together will include "Thank You's" acknowledging
> everybody who has provided suggestions, information, or links to good
> reference sources.
>
> Most gratefully,
> In the key of green,
> Bob
>
> ***********************
> Robert W. Hollis, CEO
> Carnegie Partners, LLC
> Ph (916) 717-8108
> eFax (916) 290-0312
> rhol...@no.address
>
>
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Fostering Sustainable Behavior Listserv [mailto:f...@no.address] On
>
> Behalf Of Scott.Saund...@no.address
> Sent: Tuesday, May 22, 2007 6:16 PM
> To: f...@no.address
> Subject: Re: Zero Waste Music Festivals?
>
> Hi there Bob,
>
> Have you heard of Burning Man? It's a wacky art festival that attracts 40000
> people each year to the Black Rock Dessert in Nevada. It has a LNT (leave no
> trace) policy that is adhered to better than any other event of any size
> that I've ever heard of. I'm sure that the organisers would be more than
> willing to share some of their practices with you. Check outhttp://www.burningman.com/environment/for more. Note that there's an
> appropriate theme for this year too.
>
> Cheers,
>
> Scottie.
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Bob Hollis [mailto:rhol...@no.address]
> Sent: Tuesday, 22 May 2007 3:31 PM
> To: 'Fostering Sustainable Behavior Listserv'
> Subject: Zero Waste Music Festivals?
>
> I have been asked to help make an annual music festival a "zero waste"
> event.
> The event is held on a county fairgrounds site and attracts approximately
> 5,000 campers for four days.
> I am looking for a list of event "best practices" that might help us
> accomplish this goal.
> If any of you have anything you can share I would greatly appreciate it.
>
> Thanks,
> Bob Hollis
>
> ***********************
> Robert W. Hollis, CEO
> Carnegie Partners, LLC
> Ph (916) 717-8108
> eFax (916) 290-0312
> rhol...@no.address
>
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