Awakenings Festival: being green and sustainable.

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Awakenings as organisation is well aware of environmental impact and strives to become a circulair festival.

Food
Did you know, that by eating no meat for 1 day a week, you can already safe 100 kilo of CO2 emission? At our indoor events, we offer a 100% vegetarian menu. At the festivals, we have 95% vegetarian, with only biological meat at the foodcourt at the carnaval area. Our crew catering is also 95% vegetarian.

Cups
We work with a deposit system for all cups, cans and bottles. At the entrance you will receive your free recycle token which you can use at the bar when you order your drink.No new drink? Then you can exchange your empty cup for a recycle token at the bar or recycle point. The token contains a code, which you can use to win prizes!

Waste
We separate all our waste, front stage as well as backstage.Our collected PET (cups + bottles) are recycled, we strive to make benches for our festival location; national park Spaarnwoude. We recycle and re-use our materials like signing, banners and decor throughout the year for all our events. All our food waste and food composables (front and backstage) are being composted.

SMART Energy Plan
We always works with a smart energy plan, maximizing the consumption of energy from the power grid and other renewable sources. For the complete building periode of the festival, we only make use of batteries.

Investing in National Park Spaarnwoude
For over 19 years, National Park Spaarnwoude is the host of Awakenings Festival. Together with its residents, we discuss what is needed in the area. Each year, we invest in different parts of the park, to make it thrive at it’s best!

Source: awakenings.com

 

Awakenings Festival 2019, June 29 & 30

Spaarnwoude Houtrak, Netherlands

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