Summer has already made its full presence since about a month now. We can stay out late and we constantly feel the need to eat ice cream.
But most importantly, our minds wander more. We think about dancing our shoes off while our faces are covered in sunshine. Thinking about those blissful moments which we’re gonna experience at Electric Castle 2018.
Of course, we’re all preparing our festival outfits in advance. We’re also thinking ahead of what artists we’re gonna see and making fun “to do” lists.
However, the mindset we bring to Bonțida is most decisive when it comes to the amount of fulfillment we’re gonna get at the end. It’s dandier than any brand new shoes we’re gonna wear. Why?
‘Cause taking care of the Banffy castle and its surroundings is important. Supporting the ECO cause which affects all of us is crucial. Basically, treating the dance-floor with respect and driving eco-responsibility through music is uber cool.
The ECO Program @ Electric Castle 2018
In 2018, MAINOI‘s ECO Program of Electric Castle proudly celebrates 5 years of sustained progress towards implementing sustainability standards at the festival.
We’re still riding along the journey towards creating the most ECO-friendly festival in Romania. Together with Lidl, we are continuing the #ZeroWaste mission, our long-term objective to reduce, reuse and recycle all the waste generated during the festival.
Last year, when we launched the #ZeroWaste mission, we managed to recycle 65% of the waste produced. This year we are raising the bar to 75-80% recycling rate.
But, there is a catch: we can only do it with all of you onboard!
Here’s how you can get involved:
Keep the Castle Clean
Everywhere in the festival, you will find recycling stations for recyclables (aluminum, plastic, cardboard, paper) and general trash. Thus, recyclable materials are not being discarded together with the other garbage but will get a chance to a second life.
If you camp, you will receive a disposable green bag for your recyclables and a black bag for your trash; please use the bags accordingly and bring the green bags, full with recyclables, at the ECO Spot, near the Lidl store, to get cool incentives in return.
In addition, as of this year, we will be running the awesome NO STRAW policy, therefore you won’t receive plastic straws with your drink. However, if you insist, biodegradable straws made from 100% compostable materials, will be available for you, at the bars, upon request.
Eco Creators: Showcase the green and win
We have a contest that might really spark your interest!
Help us raise awareness on our eco activities by showing the whole wide online world your perspective about the ECO program. Use either your lens or your writing skills in the most unique and surprising way, and get the chance to win great eco prizes!
We’re expecting images, videos or articles that showcase the sustainability practices you observe at the festival, but we don’t mind if your imagination goes further than that!
You only have to post your creative content on your social network (Facebook, Instagram, blog, etc.) with #ecoec and #zerowaste hashtags, send us the link at firstname.lastname@example.org, until 24th of July, and you can win a bicycle, a solar backpack, and other nice props to help you become a legendary EcoCitizen.
ECO Stage: LEAD THE SCENE, GO GREEN
This year you’re going to simultaneously pedal and dance at our ECO Spot, as we are going to set-up the first solar stage ever at a Romanian music festival, by bringing the unique Solar Sound System to the Banffy Castle for your musical delight.
We are welcoming everyone in the camping to enjoy the sounds of our lovely innovative solar stage, located near the Lidl store. The stage runs daily 12h00-20h00 and entirely on solar and kinetic energy produced by you, wonderful electric people, at the bikes installation. Check-out the line-up here: https://electriccastle.ro/schedule
ECO Ambassadors by Ciuc Radler 0,0%
One of the most engaging alternative transportation with zero carbon footprint awareness campaign is the ECO Ambassadors, now at its forth edition. 40 cyclists who will hop on their saddles and pedal for more than 250 km to get to the Electric Banffy Castle to promote the idea that cycling should be considered a national objective, being a zero carbon footprint means of transportation.. Greet them at arrival, on Wednesday, at 18h00, at the festival’s entry gate and celebrate together afterwards at the Beer Garden.