How to have the most eco-friendly music festival season ever
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When it comes to music festivals, it’s hard to resist the excitement of the crowds, the crazy outfits, and, of course, the musicians. Something no one wants to talk about, however, is the whole “environmental disaster” aspect of these festivals.

For those of us trying to live an eco-friendly lifestyle, the havoc festivals wreak on the environment poses a big dilemma. Is it possible to enjoy the music while protecting our planet? Keep reading to find out how you can help out this festival season!

How to have a planet-friendly music festival season

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How much waste do festivals really create?

We’ve crunched the numbers – and the amount of waste created by music festivals is overwhelming:

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How to reduce your impact this music festival season

While you’re preparing for fun in the sun and catching some of your favourite artists, here are a few other things to keep in mind prior to your next festival experience:

  • Take a bus or carpool to the festival in order to reduce GHG emissions!
  • Make sure to recycle, and consider volunteering to help clean up the festival site while you’re at it. The goal is to leave the land the way you found it!
  • Go thrifting to find your perfect festival wardrobe! You’ll cut down on clothing pollution and will likely find some one-of-a-kind pieces. Just skip the glitter, unless you can find plastic-free varieties.

  • Take your tent home – you’d be surprised by how many people fail to do so. You can always get a recyclable one if you really don’t want to pack up your tent. 

Your ultra-eco packing list

Wholesome Culture water bottle

Don’t forget these items at home!

bamboo utensils

While there’s still much work to be done, there are plenty of ways to enjoy music festivals while also being kind to the environment. Here’s to a fun and eco-friendly season!

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