Working the ECO ways can be exhausting… or so we’ve heard, because we’re just getting started.
This year, the ECO Spot at the Electric Castle Festival will have its’ own stage, powered and supported by Lidl Romania. And as you already know, the stage will be 100% friendly to our environment, using the Solar Sound System which runs on solar and kinetic energy. If the sun will shine high and bright and if the festival people don’t stop pedalling, you’re in for a party! But who exactly are we going to fuel?
A line-up that combines Romania’s most noticeable rising artists and unique international DJ’s. The result is a perfect synergy of up-beat sounds raging from house, to electro, tribal and groove. They are the ECO fighters that will animate and give more life to the camping area of the festival. The stage will be ready for you on Wednesday, the 18th of July, with its’ first guest Julian M. starting 14:00. From Tuesday you can see your favourite artists perform here daily starting 12:00.
Hyper Cycles – ECO Ambasadori ai Electric Castle 2018
Echipa Hyper Cycles este formată din Zsófia, Andreea, Mátyás și Marinică. Ei vor pedala 330 de km pe drumul Cluj-Beliș-Roșia Montană-Aiud-Colțești-Cluj-Bonțida. Aceștia consideră că folosirea bicicletei ca mijloc de transport ar trebui sa vină natural și zilnic. Vor să evidențieze cât de ușor, cât de ECO, cât de sănătos și mai ales cât de util este transportul pe bicicletă.Continue Reading..
Update 2: Thank you, all, for the great contest submissions. We have received numerous creative ECO content pieces, so we will need to take a bit more time for the jury to review and select the winners. We will announce the results by the 17th of August, the latest.
Update: for those of you who need more time, we extended the deadline until the 30th of July. We cannot wait to see your eco-creations!
Capture the ECO Program of Electric Castle 2018 in a creative way and share it online to convince as many as possible that a sustainable society needs everyone’s involvement!
We’re waiting for your photos, videos or articles in regard to sustainable practices you notice at the festival.
You just need to publish your creative content on your Facebook, Instagram, Twitter or personal blog/site and send the link at firstname.lastname@example.org together with your contact details until Thursday, 26th of July.
You can win awesome prizes, thanks to our partner, Lidl Romania: a custom bicycle, a solar backpack or an invitation for the festival’s next edition in 2019!
Did you ever find yourself in front of a stage, dancing, singing, enjoying the moment, the DJ, the view, the vibe and the people… when the music suddenly stopped? And did you think that you would do anything to make it start again?
This year the ECO Program ran by MAINOI at the Electric Castle Festival celebrates its 5 years anniversary. In order to properly mark this special year, the ECO Spot will give you the opportunity to keep the party going. All you got to do is… pedal.
The SolarSoundSystem is a concept started by Cédric Carles in 1999 in the Swiss city of Lausanne. The Solar Sound System network and projects traveled from Lausanne to Paris, Berlin, Basque Country, Marseille, even Tel Aviv and now they will join us starting July 18th to the 22nd at Electric Castle. Together with the Solar Sound System brought from Berlin, we will create the unique ECO Stage, powered entirely off-grid by solar panels and bikes linked to generators to pedal your way to the music. It’s simple: if the sun is shy or your pedalling stops, the music stops too. If you move your body to create energy, the show goes on!
This unique concept was created by Cédric Carles, Rubens Ben and Thomas Ortiz in their fight to create awareness and eco-responsibility in a fun and educational way. They’ve created a sound system that works with 100% renewable energy speakers, turntables and sound mixers. And you’ll be able to see solar panels working first hand and to actively participate in building up the joy of naturally-created sounds on the solar dance-floor.
Other notable projects of the SolarSoundSystem include a radio station whose server is powered by solar energy, research into repurposing green technologies of the past and a device for recharging disposable batteries called RegenBox. The RegenBox is completely ecological and works on “non-rechargeable” batteries.
Apart from the fun and interactive part, the Solar Sound System is a conversation starter. It points out that creativity can solve our modern days’ problems related to energy efficiency and climate change while engaging people to not wait for issues to be solved, but get involved and do what they can to be part of the change.
At Electric Castle, come to join the conversation at the ECO Stage located in the camping and to dance to the solar sounds.
The two DJs that will own the stage representing the SolarSoundSystem are Ben Ur and Niki Baida. Their beats are sure to energize you to the bones. Until the time comes, check out their mixes and get familiar to their sound here:
We are happy to announce our heroes on bikes for Electric Castle 2017! Our fiery and strong-minded cyclists, the official Eco Ambassadors . They are ready to pedal more than 250 km to the castle, rooting for the causes they care most about.
Atelier Pinion – Electric Castle 2017 ECO Ambassadors
Alex, Matei and Bogdan are three passionate bikers from Bucharest. They are are going to pedal 620 km from the capital to Bonțida, Cluj. Their team is wearing the name of an independent bike and coffee shop which they’re representing during their journey.Continue Reading..
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.
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!
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..