The Splendour in the Grass enviro team returns for 2017 with some awesome programs and initiatives to help keep the grass green...but we can’t do it without your support.
For year’s Splendour has placed strong emphasis on environmental responsibility. As an organisation we endeavour to lead the way in sustainable business practices and education programs. We are particularly proud of the huge strides made last year to reduce our reliance on bottled water, eliminating a huge amount of potential waste – the clanging of refillable stainless steel canteen clinking can still be heard echoing across the grassy hills of the North Byron Parklands.
As well as our stringent internal processes for Environmental Best Practice, we have a range of front-of-house environmental programs so our festival punters can revel in the good times whilst tipping the hat to our local and global environment.
At this year’s Splendour our environmental programs will continue to be front and centre; from lavishly dressed enviro under-grad students helping explain how best to recycle, to the committed Green Teamers putting recycling in its place and avoiding landfill. Back once again will be the Eco Cops, Waste Warriors, Camp Little Foot(print), our tree planting program, waste, composting and recycling programs.
But we’re big believers in personal accountability too. Listen up please!
Please leave no camping gear behind when Splendour is over (clothes, tents, gumboots, esky, gazebo’s, mattresses). Okay, it sounds bleeding obvious but we need our audience, you, to do the obvious things to keep our beautiful Parklands home in sparkling condition. Each year, some people make the unfathomable choice to leave both rubbish and perfectly functional gear behind. This makes us really sad - it's wasteful and creates extra, unnecessary toil for our over-worked clean-up crew.
Please, please don’t litter, use the multitude of clearly marked garbage sorting stations correctly.
You have a choice. Aim to leave zero trace at your campsite and watch your neighbours follow suit.
Spread the environmental good vibes and lead by example!