CARBON NEUTRALITY FUND

 

FESTIVALS ARE FUN AND ALL. BUT WHAT ABOUT THE ENVIRONMENTAL COSTS?

 

FESTIVALS AROUND THE WORLD GENERATE HUNDREDS OF THOUSANDS OF TONS OF PLASTIC WASTE, CONSUME VAST AMOUNTS OF ELECTRICITY, AND EMIT TONS OF CO2 INTO THE ATMOSPHERE AS A RESULT OF THE MASSES OF PEOPLE FLOCKING TO AND FROM THESE EVENTS.

FOR FOUR WHOLE DAYS, LOST BUT FOUND WILL BE A TEMPORARY TOWN, AND HOME TO MANY OF YOU. JUST LIKE ANY CITY OR TOWN, OURS WILL GENERATE EMISSIONS, WHICH ARE HARMFUL TO THE ENVIRONMENT. ALL OF THESE EMISSIONS COULD BE CAUSED BY NUMEROUS REASONS (BEFORE, DURING, OR AFTER THE FESTIVAL), SUCH AS THE FOLLOWING:

  • travel (from all the beautiful souls making their way to the festival, and your favorite artists that flying in from out-of-state or overseas, all the way to the stages, equipment, and construction materials that make their way to us from elsewhere)
  • electricity (INCLUDING WHAT’S NEEDED TO POWER OUR LIGHTS ALL NIGHT LONG AND KEEP THE MUSIC GOING FOR MORE THAN 90 HOURS – ACROSS FIVE STAGES – ALL THE WAY TO THE ELECTRICITY USED FROM THE ENDLESS EMAILS AND CALLS THAT WERE NEEDED TO ORGANIZE THE ENTIRE FESTIVAL)
  • WASTE (FROM THE PLATES AND CUPS HANDED OUT BY FOOD VENDORS, THE
  • MERCHANDISE (FROM THE INK USED TO PRINT OUR POSTERS, ALL THE WAY TO THE THE FACTORIES MAKING OUR CLOTHING AND THE SHIPPING INVOLVED)
  • SPECIAL EFFECTS (INCLUDING CONFETTI, FIREWORKS, PYROTECHNICS, FOG, AND HAZE)

TO EVALUATE HOW MUCH OF A NEGATIVE IMPACT OUR FESTIVAL HAS ON THE ENVIRONMENT, WE WILL BE PARTNERING WITH A COMPANY SPECIALIZING IN ENVIRONMENTAL SOLUTIONS TO QUANTITATIVELY MEASURE AND CALCULATE THE SIZE OF THE CARBON FOOTPRINT THAT OUR ENTIRE FESTIVAL IS GENERATING, IN ORDER TO BE ABLE TO THEN EFFECTIVELY TACKLE AND LESSEN THESE EMISSIONS.

AS PART OF OUR COMMITMENT TO THE ENVIRONMENT, WE ARE ALLOCATING ONE PERCENT (1%) OF THE PROCEEDS OF EVERY SINGLE TICKET PURCHASE TO A SPECIAL CARBON NEUTRALITY FUND, WHICH WE WILL USE TO DONATE TO CERTIFIED NON-GOVERNMENTAL ORGANIZATIONS DEDICATED TO CLEANING UP THE ENVIRONMENT AND REVERSING CLIMATE CHANGE. WE HOPE THAT THIS WOULD OFF-SET ANY POTENTIAL NEGATIVE IMPACT ON THE ENVIRONMENT THAT PUTTING ON OUR FESTIVAL MIGHT HAVE.

THERE IS A LONG WAY TO GO STILL TO REVERSING ALL THE DAMAGE TO THE ENVIRONMENT THAT HAS BEEN DONE SINCE THE DAYS OF THE INDUSTRIAL REVOLUTION, BUT MINIMIZING OUR OWN CARBON FOOTPRINT SEEMS LIKE A GOOD START! THANK YOU FOR HELPING US ACCOMPLISH THIS!