HOW TO REDUCE YOUR ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT

Going Green? Birch, Please! 

As members of the Shambhala Music Festival farmily we recognize that we are stewards of the land. That means taking every step we can to reduce our environmental impact and carbon footprint. 

Below find a few things you can do to help protect the farm and wildlife: 

LEAVE NO TRACE 

You’ve heard it before. Pack out what you pack in. Do not leave any garbage behind. We live in a sensitive, unique, inland temperate rainforest biome and believe in protecting it for future generations. We know you do too.  

REDUCE – REUSE – RECYCLE 

This one goes without saying. 

Please avoid using all uses of single-use plastics. If you have brought them on-site, make sure that you properly dispose of them. We’ll have volunteers on-site throughout the weekend letting you know exactly what can be recycled, is organic waste, or garbage. 

COMPOST 

All the cool kids are doing it, right? Compost your organic waste. Please do not throw it in the garbage. Our trained volunteers will be walking around all weekend to let you know what can and cannot be composted. 

CARPOOL 

You learned it in kindergarten, it’s cool to share. Give someone a ride home if they need it. Try to reduce the overall number of vehicles entering and leaving the festival grounds. They impact the land we walk on, the air we breathe, and the water we drink. Less is more. 

WATER STATIONS

Our water is some of the best in the world. It flows right out of the Selkirk and Purcell Mountains and into your tummy. So refill your water bottle rather than use a single-use plastic one! We have a number of water stations on-site and want you to stay hydrated. 

PROTECT THE RIVER 

Water is life! Do not pollute it. No matter what kind of soap you use, please do not bathe in the river. It could be damaging to the lifeforce that sustains us and to the animals who call that water home. Think about it: that’s one fish’s entire world. Do the fish even know it’s water? We do. 

DO NOT TOSS YOUR CIGARETTE BUTS 

We get it, people smoke cigarettes. But they are also among the world’s #1 sources of pollution. If you smoke, please dispose of your butts responsibly. We’ll have pocket ashtray on-site all weekend handing out the toolset your butts off the farm and away from the plants, animals and people who call the land their home. 

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