The Nannup Music Festival engages directly with the challenge of environmental sustainability through its Green Steps long-running project. Minimising the festival’s environmental impact and creating opportunities to raise awareness on environmental issues are key priorities. Our aim is to take a few green steps each year and to maintain the Nannup Music Festival at the forefront of environmentally friendly event management.
WHAT YOU CAN DO:
- BYO WATER BOTTLE AND CUP
- REFILL THEM AT OUR WATER REFILL STATIONS
- REFILL YOUR CUP AT OUR FESTIVAL BARS OR PURCHASE ONE OF OUR REUSABLE BRANDED CUPS
- ASK OUR STALLHOLDERS FOR ENVIRONMENTALLY FRIENDLY SERVING AND PACKAGING OPTIONS
- USE OUR MAIN FOOD COURT WASH-DOWN STATION, EQUIPPED WITH REUSABLE CUTLERY AND CROCKERY
- SAY NO TO PLASTIC BAGS
- SAY NO TO PLASTIC STRAWS
- AVOID GLITTER
- AVOID BALLOONS
- USE THE RIGHT BIN FOR YOUR WASTE
- USE THE FREE Keep Australia Beautiful BAGS OFFERED AT OUR FESTIVAL CAMPGROUND AND ARTISTS CAMPING
- LEAVE NO TRACE
- SHARE A RIDE TO THE FESTIVAL
- NO FIRES
OUR GREEN STEPS SO FAR:
FOSSIL FUEL SPONSORSHIP FREE
We have joined the Oil Sponsorship Free commitment program and we don’t take any oil, coal, or gas corporate sponsorship for our cultural work. We call on our peers and institutional partners to refuse fossil fuel funding too.
2017 STATE CATEGORY WINNER: LITTER PREVENTION & WASTE MANAGEMENT, TIDY TOWNS SUSTAINABLE COMMUNITIES AWARDS
We’re super proud to be the 2017 State Winner in the Tidy Towns Sustainable Community Awards Litter Prevention and Waste Management category, thanks to the festival’s Green Steps Initiative. The awards celebrate social and environmental projects in regional communities across Western Australia who are doing the best with local resources. Nannup Music Festival was one of 41 entries for 2017 and the communities were located from Tjuntjuntjara in the east to Pemberton in our South West.
In 2015, we implemented our ongoing “Refill & Re-hydrate” project funded by Keep Australia Beautiful WA. The project saw the set-up of water refill stations around the festival site and a drastic reduction of single-use plastic water bottles that would otherwise end up into landfill.
BUSH BREAKFAST WASH-DOWN STATION
In 2017 and with funding again from Keep Australia Beautiful WA we introduced our also ongoing “Serving the Planet, One Meal at a Time” project.
It entails the use of 100% washable and reusable crockery and cutlery as well as that of a wash-down station for our Bush Breakfast, which serves over 1,000 patrons and volunteers over the festival weekend.
In this way, we have eliminated the number of single-use plastic food and beverage containers related to our Festival breakfast and we are practically showcasing the use of 100% waste free serving alternatives.
BOTTLED WATER FREE
We don’t endorse or use single-use plastic water bottles backstage or onstage. We provide all our artists with free stainless steel water bottles.
We don’t allow plastic water sold by our food vendors.
BYO BOTTLE & CUP
We ask our patrons to BYO bottle and cup to use at our bars and water-refill stations.
We serve in paper cups and offer reusable cups for sale at our festival bars.
We stock stainless steel water bottles at the Festival Shop.
SINGLE-USE PLASTIC FREE STALLS
All food vendors are asked to use only completely compostable takeaway cutlery, meal and beverage containers. No plastic straws, no plastic bags, no bottled water.
For 2019, we’re also creating a trial wash-down station at our main Food Court. Washable cutlery, mugs and crockery for you to enjoy delicious plastic free meals.
We self-manage our festival waste, in order to ensure recycling of our bar waste and organic waste composting.
RECYCLED TOILET PAPER
We use recycled toilet paper in all our festival portable toilets.
We promote ride sharing as a way of reducing carbon emissions related to our Festival.
PANELS & WORKSHOPS
We incorporate environmentally themed panels and workshops into our program in the hope of affecting attitudes and behaviours in the community.
We do our best to source local products and services as much as possible, in this way reducing our carbon footprint.