As we mark our 10th Anniversary, we reflect on the journey we’ve been on and the steps we’re taking to enhance our commitment to sustainability. The ticket price you pay directly contributes to the betterment and preservation of the land we are privileged to call our festival home.
Here’s how we’re promoting an eco-friendly ethos:
EDUCATION AND INSPIRATION
We perceive sustainability not just as an idea, but a living, breathing element of our festival. Our aim is to inspire visitors, artists, and suppliers, educating them about the importance and benefits of sustainable practices. We’re determined to minimise negative impacts on our environment without compromising the festival experience.
WORKING IN HARMONY WITH NATURE
Our festival site is part of the Natura 2000 network, a collection of conservation areas hosting rare and threatened species. We respect this designation and work towards fostering a symbiotic relationship between human activities and nature conservation.
PLANTLIFE AND WILDLIFE
In tune with our eco-ethos, we’re committed to protecting endemic plants in the area and preserving the history-laden forest. Our recent investment in planting 50-80 birch trees is a testament to this commitment. Furthermore, we are conscious of the diverse bird species, including the Eisvogel and the newfound beaver population in the area.
The crystalline lake, a central feature of our festival site, boasts a unique eco-balance of freshwater shells and fish life. We are committed to preserving its water quality and ensuring the continued wellbeing of its aquatic life.
We’ve established an eco-conscious infrastructure including a grid-connected power supply eliminating the need for generators, fresh and wastewater systems, logistics-friendly road networks, and permanent toilet and shower blocks.
ENGAGING THE LOCAL COMMUNITY
Our festival is not just an event, but an integral part of the local Garbicz community. From employing locals and sourcing local resources to allowing locals to set up businesses on-site, we believe in giving back to our host community.
TENT CAMPS AND BASSLINER
Opting for our Tent Camp not only offers convenience but also minimizes potential waste from tents, chairs, and plastic. Similarly, by using our Bassliner service, you help us reduce emission levels significantly.
OUR SUSTAINABILITY CORE VALUES
We are committed to responsible water management, minimizing environmental damage, efficient waste management, and sensible power consumption.
Our ‘Trashies’ team tirelessly works throughout the festival, gathering rubbish, ensuring our site remains clean and green. Join us as we strive to shape Garbicz Festival as a sustainable event, preserving the charm and ecology of our beautiful location.
YOUR GUIDE TO HELPING GARBICZ BECOME MORE SUSTAINABLE
- Travel Light, Travel Right: Consider using public transport, car-sharing, or our Bassliner service to get to Garbicz, reducing your carbon footprint in the process.
- Use Tenting Deluxe and Tenting Lakeside: Not only does our Tent Hotel provide convenience, it also greatly reduces the potential waste from disposable camping gear. Let’s create less rubbish and make more memories!
- Respect the Environment: The festival site is home to many rare and threatened species. Please stay on designated paths, do not litter, and respect the native flora and fauna.
- Bring Reusable Items: Pack reusable water bottles, cups, and cutlery. Say no to single-use plastics.
- Practice Waste Separation: Use the provided bins to separate your waste for recycling. If in doubt, ask one of our friendly ‘Trashies’.
- Conserve Resources: Minimize water usage and turn off any electrical devices when not in use. Every little helps in our collective effort to be more sustainable!
- Support Local Vendors: By buying local produce, you’re supporting the local economy and reducing your carbon footprint from food miles.
- Be Mindful of Noise Pollution: Respect the quiet hours to maintain harmony with the local wildlife and residents.
- Leave No Trace: When you pack up to leave, ensure you take all your belongings with you. Leave only footprints, take only memories.
- Share the Message: Be an ambassador for sustainability. Encourage your friends to follow these guidelines too and help us spread the word.
We’re all guests on this beautiful land. Let’s treat it with the respect it deserves so we can continue to enjoy the magic of Garbicz for years to come.
Thank you for joining us in this important mission!