We’ve set up a streamlined program to process landfill trash, recycling, and biodegradable (compostable) materials, such as food, paper products, and bio-plastics, at our festival. This system typically reduces trash to the landfill by 80% to 90%. Wanderlust will provide waste stations for festival goers and supply staff there to explain their proper usage and function. Wanderlust will also arrange for separate dumpsters and hauling for recycling, compost and trash.
Sustainable Food & Beverage Products
Wanderlust has committed to an unparalleled sustainable food and beverage program. On the food side, we are sourcing from local vendors wherever possible. We've also introduced an on-site farmer's market featuring locally-grown and prepared foods. Where local options are not available, we're purchasing only organic, sustainably farmed foods.
Equally important, the products (primarily utensils, cups, plates and other food-service ware) that Wanderlust uses are all sustainable. Products made of Styrofoam and non-recyclable plastics (such as white picnic cutlery) have been banned at the event to avoid contamination and reach our zero-waste goal. We are providing water filling stations throughout the festival to reduce bottled water waste. Our commitment is shared not just by producers and organizers, but also by our vendors, who will also participate in our environmental program.
We've partnered with ZeroHero to offset all emissions generated at the event. In addition, we're offering ticketholders the option of contributing up to $6 to offset their transportation-related carbon emissions while traveling to and from the festival. 100% of this revenue will be paid to our carbon-offset partner, Green Mountain Energy.
Wanderlust will train at least fifty volunteers to be part of an on-site Green Team. The Green Team will be stationed at waste reclamation stations to explain the proper separation and disposal of compostable materials, recyclables, and waste. We will also operate an information booth detailing the festival's environmental commitments.