Ecobound returns in 2016 with initiatives that range from planting trees to powering areas of the festival with the sun. Here at Southbound we’re all about carbon minimisation and making sure our footprint on the planet is as friendly as possible, so without further ado let us introduce you to Ecobound 2016;
An optional $3.00 Green Fee can be added on top of your ticket price so that patrons can contribute to reducing their carbon footprint at the event by supporting the green initiatives at the festival.
There will be several Recycling Stations strategically positioned around the festival site to capture the various waste streams, allowing punters to do their bit in making Southbound a greener festival. Biodegradable waste from the festival will be composted offsite and will end up in local farmer gardens ensuring it is put to good use.
The Green Team will be back at Southbound 2016 ensuring that everyone is in the know regarding what they can do to make their stay as green as possible. Stop and say hi as well as give them a high five for the awesome job they do! We’re also encouraging patrons to collect recyclable waste, take a bag of crushed cans to the patron recycling centre, and in exchange for every bag collected we’ll reward them with a $5.00 Green Money voucher, redeemable at the Music Store or at the bars for a beverage.
Southbound 2016 will also provide a free platform for various environmental organisations to promote their messages with several Eco Stalls throughout the site. There will also be packaging policies in place for all stallholders ensuring that food only is served in biodegradable packaging.
These initiatives have seen Southbound receive two A Greener Festival awards in the past, which we are extremely proud.