3. Radu Andrei – 3rd prize Eco Guardian – EC merch: back-pack, t-shirt and sunglasses
Congratulations to all of the 500 participants to the Eco Game! We are the people who will green the world! 🙂
UPDATE 13th July – The Eco Game is up and running! Come visit us at the ECO Spot in the camping!
UPDATE 12th July, 19:37 – The ECO Game will start tomorrow, Thursday, 13th July. We will announce the exact starting time through another update on the Regulation’s webpage. Stay tuned!
Are you a camper of Electric Castle 2017? See you soon!
Find us in the camping, sign up at the ECO Spot and start the journey of an Eco Citizen. We’re looking for nature lovers, people who want to take action and lead by example. You are most welcomed in our cosy spot. 🙂 Pedal the best out of you at the charging point and have fun playing the ECO Twister!
You can become Eco Guardian, Angel or Legend of Electric Castle. What you need to do is to complete between three to five activities and get the chance to win some cool merchandise, a 2018 Premium EC Pass and a Iute Bike. Read the FULL regulation below.
ECO Game – five actions to become a Legendary ECO Citizen of Electric Castle
What ECO Citizen title can you gain at Electric Castle? An ECO-Guardian (for 3 eco-actions completed), an ECO-Angel (4 eco-actions completed), or maybe even an ECO-Legend (all five eco-actions completed).
If you and your friends are cycling enthusiasts and got the rhythm in your veins, hop on your bike and have a blast at Electric Castle Festival. It’s on us! Free full pass, camping & other goodies await you at the gate of the Banffy Castle (Bonțida, Cluj).
Radu, a 2016’s ECO Ambassador, arrived at the Electric Castle after travelling 500 km by bicycle.
What do you have to do to become an ECO-Ambassador?
Choose an eco cause to promote before, during and after the festival. Any cause from deforestation to ecological education. Are you already working for a cause and you’re motivated to support it in the long run? Even better, your chances of being selected increase.
Pedal to the Banffy Castle from a distance greater than 250km.
Be visible online, a good communicator and active on social media (Facebook, Instagram, Twitter). The stronger your ability to reach people, the greater the chance of being selected.
Own a smartphone/tablet with mobile data. It is very important to have a device with Internet connection to share media content (photos, videos, live streaming) during your journey.
Have a public Strava account / other biking app. It is useful for proving your experience in pedalling on long distances. You will have to use this account to track your journey by bicycle towards Electric Castle.
Have the determination to convince as many festival participants as possible to join the ECO program at Electric Castle.
Own suitable cycling equipments and bicycle for this kind of journey.
Be experienced and physically capable to complete this kind of journey in safe conditions.
Be at least 18 years old.
Plan your journey ahead. We need you to be in Cluj-Napoca in the morning on the 12th of July (place and time TBA).
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.
UPDATE: Am ales echipele (verificați mail, inclusiv folderul spam), acestea sunt: GeoBikers, Banffy Bike, TriSport, ZorBa Team, Croitorul & Co, Turul Bucuriei, Martorii Sfântului Pedalie, CGL (Cycling Garbage Lovers), Sirius. Sambata ii anunțam si pe ECO ambasadorii individuali.
Căutam bicicliști cu suflet eco și muzica în sânge, din România Mare (include Republica Moldova), care să devină ECO-Ambasadori pentru ediția Electric Castle 2016!
Alătură-te eco-ambasadorilor europeni care pedalează vara aceasta înspre castel și ajută-ne să transmitem mesajul unei vieți mai conștiente și mai prietenoase cu mediul.
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,
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).
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!
Electric Castle 2015 a fost, fără echivoc, una dintre cele mai stresante și epuizante perioade pentru noi. Am ajuns cu două săptămâni înainte de event și am plecat la cinci zile după terminarea lui, deci peste trei săptămâni de muncă continuă, de dimineața până seara, cu cireașa de pe tort reprezentată de cele patru zile de festival în care nu am dormit mai mult de patru ore pe noapte. Recordul de nedormit a fost stabilit în ultima zi, astfel că am fost treze de duminică de la 09.00 până doua zi, luni, la ora 14.00. Timp în care am muncit, ne-am permis să ne și distrăm puțin, iar apoi am strâns cu lacrimi în ochi tot cortul ECO. Lacrimi de bucurie că ne ducem, în sfârșit, să ne odihnim :), dar și de tristețe că ce a fost frumos s-a terminat.
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 program, Stronger.Bigger.Better.Greener, we decided making this year’s program all about people, so we called it “We are the people who will green the world”. For those of you who don’t know much about it, this 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 volunteers who share our vision and who are willing to be an active part of all our eco-activities.Continue Reading..