Supporting Sustainable Forest Family

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Electricology rewards sustainable, active, and respectful Forest Family with exclusive prizes and festival experiences!

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ELECTRICOLOGY BEHIND THE SCENES

The Electric Forest culture of reuse, conservation, and cooperation is part of the fabric of this festival, evident in reincarnated art, eco-motivated prizing, loyal community partnerships and ‘Leave No Trace’ sensibilities. We all play a part in this magic, and when we do so consciously, we can leave things better for everyone… next weekend’s campers, the local community, the cleaning crew, and the next generation. In service to the Forest Family and this precious planet, HQ is constantly improving sustainability efforts behind the scenes.

Here are a few of the many green initiatives you may not see:

  • Forest Installation Artists are committed to keeping The Forest clean, repurposing design materials, and furthering a culture of sustainability. In 2017, 1,600 lbs of creative materials were donated to Whitehall High School for creative reuse by the theater department.
  • Unserved food is donated to community organizations for those in need. In 2017, 7.35 tons of food, or 14,700 meals, were recovered and donated to local teens in need at Teen Challenge of Western Michigan.
  • HQ’s Sustainability Partnership with Eco-Products has created a stronger composting program, ensuring food and beverages are served using only certified compostable materials everywhere Vendors are serving onsite. In 2017, 34.5 tons of food waste was diverted from landfills to enrich local soil.
  • Staff and vendors are guided in sustainable purchasing and operations, to conserve resources and reduce waste. In 2017, 5 tons of organic liquid was collected and land-applied as a nutrient in local farm fields and 3.5 tons of used veggie oil was converted into biodiesel by a hyper-local partner, Earth Additives.
  • Educational signage is used in the venue, the campgrounds, and in behind the scenes areas to support and improve waste diversion. In 2017, 23.6 tons of operational and campground metal was salvaged for recycling.
  • Bags are freely distributed to campers and production staff to properly sort recyclables and compostables from trash. In 2017, 21 tons of cardboard was recycled.
  • Sponsored incentives are awarded to encourage recycling, reduce festival litter, and support local cleanup. In 2017, 1,400 lbs of campground tarps, tents, pillows and blankets were donated to Crystal Valley Care Fund, a non-profit created to help Oceana families in need.
  • HQ is always tracking the results of our collective effort to find opportunities for improvement and to recognize reasons to celebrate our Forest Family’s consciousness!

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