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11
Apr

Internship: eco angels & guardians wanted for Electric Castle 2017

Hey there, lovely students, fresh graduates & professionals finding themselves at a turning point in your careers,

Are you looking for a place where you can be yourselves and, at the same time, develop your future careers or new skills?

Are you both fond of ecology & music and want to make a change in the world?

We are looking for part-time interns in the ECO program we are running at Electric Castle festival (12th-16th July 2017). Wanna be you? 

Here are the general terms of the internship:

  • you need to be available 4 hours/day to work remotely with us between 25th April – 25th July;
  • you will have 2 meetings/week with your coordinator;
  • you live in Bucharest or Brasov;
  • you have a laptop and good internet connection;
  • you are available for being present in Bontida (Cluj) between 10th-17th July and work a 6-hour shift / day or night – this work will be remunerated, and you will also get camping accommodation and a meal per day;
  • We expect from you: to embrace our vision, mission and values; to dedicate yourself to the project with enthusiasm, all the way through it; to be proficient in Romanian and English; to have strong writing skills;
  • We offer you: a once in a lifetime experience at Electric Castle and our mentorship so that, at the end of the three-months internship, you will have gained practical and diverse experience in the communication field, with a focus on: ecology and sustainability, organising events, brand development, social media, research and awareness campaigns and engaging with diverse audiences.

 

Roles in the team

  1. Music Drives Change (MDC) Angel
  • Content researcher, copywriter and social media manager of the www.musicdriveschange.com blog, Facebook and Twitter accounts;
  • Project Manager of the MDC campaign at Electric Castle 2017.
Your strengths:  
  • You’re a natural in playing with words;
  • Curious like a cat, you love digging out the web for the most interesting pieces of news related to sustainability and the music industry;
  • A creative, an out-of-the box thinker, with a nice and natural social presence.

Continue Reading..

27
Feb

Take Action against Food Waste

There are only two days left to vote for your favourite food waste reduction initiatives in Europe. 47 brilliant projects await your support in the REFRESH Food Waste Solution Contest.

REFRESH is a research project supporting EU efforts to reduce food waste by 30% by 2025. It brings together 26 partners from 12 European countries and China to work towards Sustainable Development Goal 12.3 to:

  • halve per capita food waste at the retail and consumer level
  • reduce food losses along production and supply chains
  • reduce waste management costs, and
  • maximize the value from un-avoidable food waste and packaging materials.

Our votes today went to:

The Zero Waste Aiud initiative of the Society for Responsible Consumption, which collects wasted food from the city market in Aiud, Romania and gives it to needy families.

 

 

Phenix – Giving products a second life, a social enterprise started in France to provide businesses with waste reduction services, connecting offer and demand of surplus through an innovative digital marketplace.

 

Cast your vote to the initiative you find most effective!

28
Jun

Regulament Concurs “COMA ECO Challenge – Music Drives Change”

UPDATE (13.07.2016): regulamentul s-a modificat la articolul Premii: atat căștile, cat si sticla de J&B vor fi acordate celor doua persoane din fotografia câștigătoare.

Fă-ți încălzirea pentru EcoChallenge: fă un duș în doi pentru a reduce consumul de apă, postează dovada foto (fără detalii compromițătoare), împreună cu hashtagurile #ecochallenge #jbblendingspirits și poți câștiga o pereche de căști Sony și o sticlă de 3 litri de whisky J&B.

Citește REGULAMENTUL: 2016-06-28RegulamentComaEcoChallengeMusicDrivesChange

Câștigă:

premii eco challenge

Succes!

Join the ECO Challenge @ElectricCastle Festival & Follow Music Drives Change!

17
Jun

Regulament Concurs “Grimus ECO Challenge – Music Drives Change”

Fă-ți încălzirea pentru EcoChallenge: îmbracã-te în verde, mergi într-un colț din natură și posteazã dovada foto împreunã cu un mesaj creativ care să îndemne oamenii sã iubească natura, împreună cu hashtagurile #ecochallenge #jbblendingspirits și poți câștiga o pereche de căști Sony și o sticlă de 3 litri de whisky J&B. Ne vedem la EC 2016!

Citește REGULAMENTUL: 2016-06-15RegulamentGrimusEcoChallengeMusicDrivesChange

Câștigă:

premii eco challenge

Succes!

Join the ECO Challenge @ElectricCastle Festival & Follow Music Drives Change!

15
Jun

Change Agents for Electric Castle 2016 Wanted

UPDATE: The application is still open for two roles: Promoter and Social Media Communicator. Read below the description of the roles and APPLY HERE (click to fill in the form).

“We are the people who will green the world”

ECO volunteers wanted! MAINOI and Electric Castle are taking the ECO sustainability program of the festival further this year. After the success of our 2014 and 2015 programmes, we decided making this year’s program, named ECO Challenge, even bigger and bring the ECO site to the camping too, with an ECO cinema. For those of you who don’t know much about it, ECO Challenge is a project designed to raise awareness about climate change and to educate people about the importance of being eco-responsible.

This year we’re looking for a team of dedicated change agents, on both paid and unpaid positions, volunteers who share our vision and who are willing to be an active part of all of our eco-activities at the festival.

When and where?Continue Reading..

18
May

Voluntariat la Cluj Morning Rave

morning rave cluj updatat

Îți place să dansezi la orice oră și să împarți energia pozitivă cu cei din jurul tău?

Vrei să te alături mini revoluției de conscious raving? Vino la prima ediție de morning rave din Cluj. Sâmbătă, pe 11 iunie, de la 9.30 a.m. la 13.00, la Cluj Arena dăm muzica tare.

Arată-ne că ești plin de energie și willing to take the lead in warming up the party while spreading the good vibes.

Căutăm voluntari pentru următoarele roluri:

  • îngeri – care să întâmpine și să îmbrățișeze oamenii la intrare, pentru a-i face să se simtă bineveniți;
  • dansatori – care să se danseze în mulțime și să facă lumea să vrea să se alăture – avem nevoie de zâmbetul și de mișcările tale;
  • animatori – care să danseze pe scenă și să anime petrecerea – You just need to be yourself and have an amazing time on stage;
  • sparklers – care sa machieze oamenii cu sclipici;

În schimb, cu cel mai mare drag, îți oferim un bilet pentru tine și încă un prieten, precum și raw food snacks la eveniment.

Înscrie-te aici până pe 20 mai. 

Detalii la 0742177921 (Anda) sau pe pagina evenimentului.

 

05
Apr

Keen to be green? Be our International Eco-Ambassadors group!

Are you a group of 2 to 5 friends who love cycling, music festivals and fun? Then this is for you!

Team up, put your cycling equipment together, work your body out before the show and start riding the joy and fun of spreading the word about an eco-friendly world by bicycle through Europe on your way to Electric Castle Festival in Romania.

Check out this year’s line-up and get into the vibe by watching the 2015 after-movie:

If you are:

a. residents of one of the following countries: Germany, France, UK, Hungary, Austria, Czech Republic, Poland, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Spain, Italy, Netherlands, Belgium, Greece

b. experienced cyclists with proper equipment (bicycle, gear) for long journeys,

then we – MAINOI NGO – environmental responsibles for Electric Castle, invite you to be our ECO Ambassadors and fill in the application for your entire group here by April 27th. Update: Deadline extended until June 22th.

When starting the journey, you can either reach the starting point of the closest hub to your location, namely: Amsterdam, Paris, Vienna, Munich or propose another city.

Each group need to have an ECO Ambassador Leader, who will:

  • lead the group of cyclists (2-6) from your country to Romania;
  • plan the journey from your country’s starting point to Oradea (Romania). We recommend EuroVelo routes to reach Romania, but you are free to adapt them according to your group’s location.
  • help us spread the call in your country to find the other cyclists who will complete your group. You can choose the members of your group. Anyone you know with a cycling record of one journey of at least the same distance that you would be riding together can join you.
  • define the minimum technical requirements that the eco-ambassadors should meet to join the ride;
  • be MAINOI’s and Electric Castle’s contact person;
  • monitor the journey through the Strava app, send pictures and videos from the road;
  • promote cycling as alternative means of transportation, love for Mother Nature and eco-friendliness at the festival.

What do you get in return?

  • ECO Ambassadors will receive free entrance and free camping at the festival.
  • Eco Ambassadors Leaders receive the ECO Ambassador title, which means free entrance at Electric Castle Festival, free camping spot, and other festival goodies, such as meals, coffee and drinks;
  • The ECO Ambassador Leader also gets a camera to capture all the wonderful and funny moments from the journey.  Take good care of it, because it can be all yours after completing the journey;
  • we are waiting for you and the other groups at the Romanian border to travel together the last 350 km (Romania does not have cycling lanes, so you will find this incentive very helpful).

Electric Castle (2)

Electric Castle (4)

ECO Electri Castle MAINOI Romania

The Eco-Ambassadors Campaign 2016 is an initiative of MAINOI Association and Electric Castle Festival to promote cycling as alternative means of transportation and to spread the word about the shift we all need to make towards a carbon-emission free lifestyle.

Last year 12 ECO Ambassadors joined our CO2 Footprint Reduction Program, by riding their bicycles to the Banffy Castle from more than 250 km. It turned out to be a beautiful collective experience, so this year we decided to dig deeper and reach out to nature lovers and adventure seekers throughout Europe.

We are looking forward to meeting you, Eco Ambassadors Leaders! We are the people!

For more details, contact beatrice.gabor@electriccastle.ro | +40 730 490 890

20
Mar

Vive la France și acțiunea contra schimbărilor climatice

ECO Challenge Ambasada Frantei

De Ziua Internațională a Francofoniei, ținem să mulțumim, încă o dată, partenerului nostru, Ambasada Franței în România, pentru sprijinul oferit în realizarea unor componente-cheie din cadrul programului de ecologie și conștientizare în rândul tinerilor la Festivalul Electric Castle, ediţia 2016 – ECO Challenge.

Această susținere este o continuare a angajamentului Ambasadei Franței în lupta față de schimbările climatice, alături de actori locali, și după COP 21, angajament început în 2015, printr-o serie de acțiuni vizând sensibilizarea opiniei publice, cu privire la acțiunile urgente care se impun pentru climat.

Cum 20 martie marchează și echinocţiul de primăvară în emisfera nordică, vă dorim tuturor o primăvară încântătoare, pe care să o petreceți cât mai mult în natură și în care să manifestați multa grijă și respect față de mediul înconjurător. Vă invităm să începeți prin a vă alătura inițiativei noastre ECO Challenge la pagina evenimentului, pentru a fi la curent cu activitațile în care vă puteți implica înainte de Electric Castle.

Vive la France, Joyeux Anniversaire ?!

Momente de la festivitatea de premiere în cadrul Competiției de Proiecte “După COP 21: acțiunea continuă și în 2016″, la care Asociația MAINOI a ridicat premiul pentru proiectul “ECO Challenge” la Electric Castle Festival 2016

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14
Mar

Be an International ECO-Ambassador for Electric Castle Festival

Are you a bicycle passionate, an explorer who loves music festivals?

Read carefully below because this just might be the best idea for how to spend your summer vacation!

We are looking for cyclists who want to ride their bicycles in a great adventure through Europe to reach the final destination, the Banffy Castle in Transylvania, on July 14th. This is the place where the magical 4th edition of Electric Castle Festival takes place. Check out this year’s line-up and get into the vibe by watching the 2015 after-movie:

If you are:

(1) a resident of France, the Netherlands, Germany, Austria or Hungary, and

(2) a cyclist with good equipment (bicycle, gear) and at least two long cycling journeys already undertaken,

then we – MAINOI NGO – environmental responsibles for Electric Castle, invite you to be our ECO Ambassador Leader, to spread the word of an eco-friendly world throughout Europe.

What do you do as an ECO Ambassador Leader?

  • lead the group of cyclists (5-6) from your country to Romania;
  • plan the journey from your country’s starting point to Arad (Romania). We suggest Paris / Amsterdam/ Munich /Vienna / Budapest as starting points and recommend EuroVelo routes to reach Romania, but you are free to adapt them according to your group’s location.
  • help us spread the call in your country to find the other cyclists who will complete your group. You can choose the members of your group. Anyone you know with a cycling record of one journey of at least the same distance that you would be riding together can join you.
  • define the minimum technical requirements that the eco-ambassadors should meet to join the ride;
  • be MAINOI’s and Electric Castle’s contact person;
  • monitor the journey through the Strava app, send pictures and videos from the road;
  • promote cycling as alternative means of transportation, love for Mother Nature and eco-friendliness at the festival.

What do you get in return?

  • you receive the ECO Ambassador title, which means free entrance at Electric Castle Festival, free camping spot, and other festival goodies, such as meals, coffee and drinks;
  • you receive a camera to capture all the wonderful and funny moments from the journey.  Take good care of it, because it can be all yours after completing the journey;
  • we are waiting for you and the other groups at the Romanian border to travel together the last 350 km (Romania does not have cycling lanes, so you will find this incentive very helpful).

If you want to join this summer’s Eco-Cycling-Journey, you can apply here by March 25th. Update: we have extended the application  date until  31st of March.

Electric Castle (2)

Electric Castle (4)

ECO Electri Castle MAINOI Romania

In the beginning of April, we will also be launching the call for the ECO Ambassadors, who will complete the groups coordinated by the ECO Ambassadors Leaders. There will be ca. 25 seats available for the Eco-Ambassadors, travelling in groups of 6, with one leader per group. The ECO Ambassadors will receive free entrance and free camping at the festival.

Cyclists from Germany, France, UK, Hungary, Austria, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Spain, Italy, Netherlands, Belgium, Greece can apply, but, upon selection, they need to reach the closest hub to their location when starting the journey (Paris / Amsterdam/ Munich /Vienna / Budapest). Stay tuned for details!

The Eco-Ambassadors Campaign 2016 is an initiative of MAINOI Association and Electric Castle Festival to promote cycling as alternative means of transportation and to spread the word about the shift we all need to make towards a carbon-emission free lifestyle.

Last year 12 ECO Ambassadors joined our CO2 Footprint Reduction Program, by riding their bicycles to the Banffy Castle from more than 250 km. It turned out to be a beautiful collective experience, so this year we decided to dig deeper and reach out to nature lovers and adventure seekers throughout Europe.

We are looking forward to meeting you, Eco Ambassadors Leaders! We are the people!

For more details, contact beatrice.gabor@electriccastle.ro | +40 730 490 890

 

 

30
Jan

RESONATE

RESONATE is a short documentary about the global electronic music movement. The video looks into what inspires and drives artists, producers and the audience, by touching upon five dimensions: the creation, innovation, collaboration, consumption and celebration of electronic music.

The video was launched at the end of 2015 by the Amsterdam Dance Event (ADE), the world’s biggest club festival and conference for electronic music.

Check out the documentary below: