Category: Europe

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!

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..

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

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:

13
Jun

Outlook

Outlook Festival – 2 – 6 Septembrie 2015

outlook

MAINOI a obținut un super deal pentru intrare la cel mai tare festival de muzică underground din Croația: Outlook bilet standard de festival, de patru zile, pentru 70€ (+booking fee) în loc de 190€.

Outlook este cel mai mare festival al culturii soundsystem-urilor din Europa, reunind cele mai sonore nume ale vibrantelor și avant-agardistelor scene de dans și muzică underground.

Timp de patru zile la sfârșitul verii, festivalul răsună puternic într-o fort abandonat cocoțat deasupra Mării Adriatice, pe o plajă de la o aruncătură de băț de orașul Pula din Croația.

landscape

Când vorbim despre muzica bass, vorbim de lucruri serioase. Nu ne referim la versiunea comercială, de joasă speță, vândută în prezent copiilor. Ne referim la muzica ringurilor de dans underground, fie că este house, techno, dubstep, reggae, dub, HipHop, garage, grime, electronică etc.

Apropiindu-se acum cu pași repezi de cea de-a opta ediție, Outlook a crescut rapid și evoluează, în continuare, puternic de la un an la altul. Oricine care a intrat în universal bass-ului de la ultimele 7 ediții ale festivalului Outlook poate spune cât de uimitor a fost vibe-ul, cat de cool a fost muzica, ce faini au fost oamenii și cât de facinant este locul în care se desfășoară evenimentul.

Biletele de festival includ patru zile de muzică și vă oferă acces la site-ul festivalului, inclusiv la Fort și la scena din Port. Acestea au preț special redus pentru România la 70 EUR (+booking fee) și pot fi achiziționate de aici: http://bit.ly/1IEEWYv

Concertul de deschidere din Amfiteatrul Roman vechi de 2000 de ani

Concertul de deschidere, de miercuri, 02 septembrie, are loc în Amfiteatrul Roman, vechi de 2000 de ani, din orașul Pula, și va fi garant una dintre cele mai frumoase experiențe muzicale, a carei atmosferă poate fi cuprinsă doar cu simțurile, iar nu exprimată în cuvinte. Datorită capacității limitate a amfiteatrului, biletele pentru concertul de deschidere se cumpără separat.

Amph-Large

amphitheatre                        The Roman Amphiteater. Photo by Dan Medhurst

În plus, petrecerile organizate pe barcă sunt un must al festivalului, pe cât de eclectice muzical, pe atât de încântătoare vizual, în navigarea lină pe o Adriatică albastru-pur. Vedeți ce vă place aici: http://www.outlookfestival.com/tickets/boat-parties/

Mai multe detalii pe site-ul festivalului: http://www.outlookfestival.com/

Line-up complet: http://www.outlookfestival.com/lineup/

 

 

02
Jun

Soundwave Croatia Festival

MAINOI a obținut un super deal pentru intrare la cel mai încântător festival de vacanță din Croația: Soundwave  bilet standard de festival, de cinci zile, pentru 65(+booking fee) în loc de 165.

Soundwave Croatia Festival, inclus, în 2015, în topul primelor 10 cele mai bune festivaluri de muzică din Europa de către The Independent, este, în acest an (6-10 august), la cea de-a 7-a ediție, anunțând adaugarea unui program elaborat de film și artă live ofertei sale muzicale eclectice, cu care își răsfață publicul an de an.

Callup Soundwave

Cam fain, nu? Situat într-un golf pitit în inima coastei dalmate a Croației, idilicul oraș de pescari Tisno este decorul perfect pentru Soundwave. Festivalul se desfășoară timp de cinci zile, pe trei scene principale, pe nava Argonaughty și în deja legendarul spot de party în aer liber – Barbarella.

Headlinerii de anul acesta includ nume de top din scena internațională, cum ar fi Jay Electronica, alături de Slum Village, Mr Scruff, Mala, LTJ Bukem, Fatima și alții (vedeti line-up-ul detaliat la sfarșitul postării). În premieră la Soundwave, artiști de stradă, artiști murali și ilustratori din întreaga Croație și din restul Europei vor fi invitați să transforme pereții apartamentelor și clădirilor din zona festivalului în opere de artă. Practic, întregul areal al festivalului va deveni o mare pânză-loc-de-joacă pentru line-up-ul de artiști vizuali, pe care îi puteți cunoaște aici.

În afară de a savura o coloană sonoră de vacanță delicat meșteșugită de artiști internaționali de primă clasă, petrecerile în club sau pe barcă, vă puteți aventura la snorkelling, scufundări, închiriria o barcă sau a face o excursie pe insulele din jur, pentru a gusta bucătăria locală sau să vizitați unul dintre parcurile naționale din apropiere, cum ar fi Krka și Kornati.

Biletele sunt la un preț special pentru România, 65 EUR (+booking fee), în loc de €165 prețul obișnuit, și le puteți cumpăra de aici.

Ne vedem pe plajă!

MAINOI este promoter oficial al festivalul Soundwave Croatia în Romania.

Line-up:

JAY ELECTRONICA / SLUM VILLAGE / MR SCRUFF / LTJ BUKEM / MALA / DIGITAL MYSTIKZ / ALICE RUSSELL / DJ MARKY & STAMINA MC / BODHI / MARIBOU STATE / ANDREYA TRIANA / FATIMA / ALEXANDER NUT / CRAIG CHARLES / CATCHING FLIES / CHANNEL ONE SOUND SYSTEM / REMI / GILLA / THE GOLDEN BOY / BOBBA FAT / JAZZHEADCHRONIC / KIOKO / TUCK SHOP DJ’S / ORIGIN ONE / SO FRESH SO CLEAN / MZRIZK / SURE SHOT DJ’S / ROGAN / RE-TRACT
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28
Apr

Be the Eco Hero of the Castle

Ride your bike to Transylvania and you get free entry to the Electric Castle Festival!

We are thrilled to launch EC015 (the Electric Castle Zero carbon footprint program 2015) with an exciting challenge: we are searching for eco-ambassadors who will promote the call for environmental protection across Europe.

Our partners from Electric Castle Festival offer free entry to the festival to those cyclists who are ready to take the challenge of riding their bikes from the United Kingdom to the Bánffy Castle, in Transylvania, the place where the biggest music outdoor electronic music festival in Romania takes place. Riders who want to take up the challenge mustContinue Reading..