The Festival not only talks about sustainability: it is sustainability.
The SLF is leader in “walking the talk,” adopting progressive management practices that address the environmental and social impact of events. The organising team has developed a sustainable event framework that monitors and reduces the social and ecological footprint.
Here’s what the framework covers:
GreenPower is used across the whole site; solar power instalments for audio-visual systems at key venues; water heating at the Wash Against Waste trailer.
Reduction measures such as the provision of composting toilet facilities; drinking water stations located throughout the site; grey water filtration system in the Wash Against Waste trailer.
Implementation of a Waste Wise Plan and Waste Stations; drinking water stations reduce the need to purchase bottled water and reduce plastic waste.
Visitors are encouraged to walk, bike or catch public transport. The Festival is centrally located to ensure easy access by train and tram, with bike parking also available.
Event t-shirts are made from 100% organic cotton and manufactured in sweatshop-free conditions; all food and beverage vendors are screened to ensure their offerings are as sustainable as possible; catering is completely vegetarian and/or vegan with a focus on organic and local produce.
WASH AGAINST WASTE
The Festival comprises a Wash Against Waste (WAW) Station. WAW is an environmentally friendly alternative to disposable crockery and cutlery that is hygienic, reduces waste, and saves money. The WAW team comprises over 25 inspiring volunteers who collect used plates from the site, wash and dry plates and cutlery, and return them to Festival Food Vendors for reuse. This service eliminates the need for disposable food and beverage containers.