GREEN STEPS

The festival engages directly with the challenge of environmental sustainability through its Green Steps initiative. We maintain a commitment to minimising the festival’s environmental impact and creating opportunities to raise awareness on environmental issues. Our aim is to take a few green steps each year and eventually put the festival at the forefront of environmentally friendly event management. We are learning, practicing and educating where we can and we encourage our audience, musicians, and vendors to do the same.
 

WHAT YOU CAN DO:

  • BYO water bottle to use at our water refill stations
  • BYO water if you don't drink tap water; our food vendors will not be selling bottled water
  • BYO cup to use at our bars and food stalls
  • Refuse plastic serveware from food vendors, ask for alternatives or...
  • BYO crockery & cutlery or...
  • Use the washable crockery and cutlery on offer
  • Use the right bin for your waste
  • Share a ride to the festival
  • Present your ticket confirmation on your device instead of printing it
  • Leave no trace
  • No glitter
  • No balloons
  • No littering
  • No campfires
  • No tents or rubbish left behind

 

WHAT WE DO:

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.

WATER REFILL STATIONS & BYO BOTTLE

We have been providing water refill stations around the festival site and promoting a BYO bottle and cup policy since 2015. Thank you to Keep Australia Beautiful WA for funding a project which contributed to the drastic reduction of single-use plastic water bottles, that would otherwise end up into landfill.

DISHWASHING STATIONS:
BUSH BREAKFAST & MAIN FOOD COURT

Our Bush Breakfast dishwashing station (funded by KAB) is equipped with washable and reusable crockery and cutlery and it serves over 1,000 patrons and volunteers over the festival weekend, completely plastic free.

Our second dishwashing station is located at our main food court and patrons can use the washable crockery and cutlery provided when purchasing food and beverages from our food vendors.

SINGLE-USE PLASTIC FREE FOOD STALLS

The recycling industry is broken. We ask that our food vendors use only completely compostable takeaway serveware. No plastic, no styrofoam, no "biodegradables", no bottled water.

BACKSTAGE & ONSTAGE WATER

We don't endorse or offer single-use plastic water bottles backstage or onstage. We provide all our artists with free, pre-filled, stainless steel water bottles.

WORKSHOPS & DISCUSSIONS

We incorporate environmentally themed workshops and discussions into our program, in the hope of affecting attitudes and behaviours in the community.

100% RECYCLED TOILET PAPER​

We use 100% recycled Who Gives A Crap toilet paper in all our festival portable toilets. And 50% of their profits go towards building toilets and improving sanitation in the developing world.