Festival Guide: 5 Sustainable Summer Festivals & What You Need

Festival Guide: 5 Sustainable Summer Festivals & What You Need

The music, the vibes, the outfits, the people- we love festivals and all they have to offer.  A communal love of art and sound always coincides with the heart of sustainability. With hundreds of festivals happening this summer, we've narrowed down the five best place where you and friends can enjoy a weekend of great music and sun all while remaining friendly to our Earth.

1. Glastonbury

The champion of green festivals, Glastonbury never disappoints.  Millions of conservationists festival-goers attend this 50-year old festival that highlights recent and relevant environmental issues each year.  Their green policies are definitively the strongest across the boards, from remaining a working farm in the offseason to partnering with Oxfam, Greenpeace, and WaterAid to encourage eco-friendly practice and sustainable lifestyles. Book Now!

Lineup: Stormzy, Kylie Minogue, Janelle Monae
When & Where: 26-30 June 2019; Pilton, United Kingdom

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2. We Love Green

 France’s most progressive music festival exemplifies dedication to sustainability and environmental prosperity.  We Love Green not only provides workshops and discussions on how to embody an ethical lifestyle, but also shows its festival-goers how it’s done by limiting paper use, installing eco-toilets, composting food waste, and making sure that the dialogue about sustainability is always sifting through the electric crowd. Book Now!

Lineup: Tame Impala, Future, Christine and the Queens, FKA Twigs, Kali Uchis
When & Where: 1-2 June 2019; Paris, France

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3. Burning Man

Undeniably a forefront leader in progressive ideology and sustainable fun, Burning Man sticks to one overarching rule defined in their ten principles of ethical culture: “leave no trace.”  Self-expression and communal effort is celebrated through art and practice exemplifying a beautiful way of life.  Black Rock Solar, a nonprofit organization started by a former group of attendees, also recently installed a 30kW solar array, which since has provided high-quality energy and funds for community clean projects.  Get a sense of the eco-richness and dynamism Burning Man ignites within each festival-goer. Book Now!

When & Where: 25 Aug-2 June 2019; Black Rock City, United States

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4. Terraforma

Craving a more hands-on approach?  This ethical festival has attendees actively take part in restoring the festival space they inhabit and danced on all weekend, with the option of working on the rebuilding of the historical Labyrinth gardens or collaborating with the waste management program to make an everlasting benchmark on what festivals should be like.  Workshops are offered all weekend, creating a space to share big ideas for the future of sustainability.  Inclusivity pours from the hearts of ethically inspired artists- all there is left to do is join in! Book Now!

Lineup: Bambounou, DJ Stingray, Mica Levi
When & Where: 5-7 July 2019; Villa Arconati, Milan, Italy

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5. Green Man

Brecon Beacons creates a gorgeous backdrop of lush green valleys, a reminder that our Earth is worth the effort of saving. Sustainability isn’t an option, but a standard at Green Man from policies of reusable stacking cups to biodegradable wares.  After the partying is over, Green Man also donates any unwanted food and camping items to refugees worldwide.  It’s all a win-win.  Book Now!

Lineup: Fleet Foxes, War on Drugs, King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard, Grizzly Bear
When & Where: 15-18 August 2019; Brecon, Wales

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A guilt-free, ethical getaway filled with fun, friends, a great music.  What better way to celebrate life and give love back to the Earth? Get packing!

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