Sustainability

ENVIRONMENTAL POLICY - FOCUS ON EMISSIONS - FOCUS ON RECYCLING

Eco Option 

Island Vibe is a festival that appreciates nature’s way of enabling us to get down and party in a beautiful part of the world. If you think about, the rubber used to make the tires on your car has been derived from trees, wood has been shaped and smoothed to create guitars and drums and hops and water have reacted to produce beer. Without nature Island Vibe would be very different! Invest in our eco option where an additional fee of $3.20 (suggested per ticket) goes towards reducing IV’s environmental impact in a way that YOU decide-will it be by planting native trees, investing in renewable solar energy, burning methane produced from landfills or funding companies to install efficient CFL lightbulbs in houses around Australia? Vote onsite or here.

 

Transport Survey

To find out our carbon footprint we need first to measure it. By taking less than a minute to fill out our transport survey you can help us decide future transport initiatives. Say you're a keen cyclist, but to get to Island Vibe you'd like someone to carry your luggage... tell us by taking part in the survey here.

 

Did you know it's "BYO Cup & Carabiner Year" this year?

It's one small step closer to zero waste, but one giant leap for environmental-kind.

A CARABINER & CUP should be top of your packing list if you plan to stay hydrated and caffeinated while navigating Island Vibe Festival. A handy cup wash station will be located within the heart of the food nexus to keep your cup sanitised and sand free. Lead the revolution with your festival vestibule!

Disposable cups, even those that can be composted or recycled, continue the cycle of manufacturing and consumerism. Even clear biodegradable cups, designed to degenerate organically use corn grown often in the US, which is plasticised in China, then shipped to Australia where it is used once and then thrown away. There is no away.

Change your habits, don't suck, instead... BYO cup! 

… reduce, reuse, recycle, restore….. ….replenish, rewind, remind, recover, resist, reveal….. relearn, reassess, rework….

 

WINNER OF THE GREENER FESTIVAL AWARD 2012!

Island Vibe would also like to confirm reports of award-winning excellence in the green aspects of the event. A prestigious ‘Highly Commended’ A Greener Festival 2012 award was garnered for excellence in 8 different aspects of environmental sustainability including: Office and Event Management, Fair Trade and Ethical Purchasing, Waste, Re-use and Recycling, Water management, Energy and CO2 Emissions, Travel and Transport, Noise Pollution and Land Management. Check out which other festivals around the world have earned recognition for their green practices at http://www.agreenerfestival.com

Island Vibe 2012 is a Butt Free event thanks to the wonderful support & sponsorship from Butt Free Australia and the Queensland Litter Prevention Alliance. The Sustainability team will provide handheld personal ashtrays to our litter conscious Vibers in a bid to keep our site free of cigarette related litter. Every piece of litter is a piece that matters. To see specific info related to the harms that butt litter creates - check out  http://www.notagoodlook.com.au and make the pledge to keep your surroundings butt free!

 

REDLANDS and STRADBROKE ISLAND TOURISM

These guys offer some essential tips for tourists that will help to protect the natural environment. ‘Caring for Straddie’ can help you learn how to care for the lakes, streams, dunes and beaches and informs about what is expected of you when you are on the island.

SIMO Stradbroke Island Management Organisation (http://simo-stradbroke.org/) are committed to understanding the local environment, which is an important element of creating sustainability. Each community is characterised by its own unique ecosystems and ecology and SIMO recognise this in a very local way.

For more information about Island Vibe and sustainability, or to get involved please contact

amie@greenchiefrecycling.com