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08
Jul

Showcase the Green and Win: ECO Creators Contest – Electric Castle 2018

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 electriccastle@mainoi.ro 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!

Read below the contest rules (RO)

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23
Jun

Lead the Scene, Go Green @ Electric Castle 2018

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 electriccastle@mainoi.ro, 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.

 

Join the Facebook event here

05
Jun

Join the ECO Team of Electric Castle 2018

Electric Castle 2018 is incredibly close and the time to kick off the recruitment for the ECO Team has come!

L.E: Deadline extended on some roles, check below! You will join the waiting list & if you are the kind of people with flexible schedule there are many chances you’ll get a call.

Every year, wonderful people have joined our team with the belief that Electric Castle is the place where their contribution to change is guaranteed.

For the anniversary edition – 5 years of our ECO Program – we now have available dozens of volunteer, promoter, recycler and photographer roles to support the main common goal: creating the most ECO-festival in Romania! >> mai jos articolul în limba română <<

This summer we continue the #ZeroWaste campaign, which is our long-term goal of reducing, reusing and recycling all the waste generated at the festival. Last year we recycled, with the efforts and enthusiasm of the entire team, 60% of the waste created during the festival.

In 2018 we want to aim even higher, who’s with us?

Available roles:

ECO-Volunteers for Electric Castle

Volunteers Electric Castle

/ open position for any gender;

/ free entrance to the festival, camping, water & a sandwich/shift;

/ work takes place on the ECO Spots from camping;

/ 6 hour shift/day;

Every year there is always a positive energy around the ECO Spots. Here only good music is playing and anyone’s welcome to join!

A volunteer must:

  • arrive on-site for training on Tuesday, July 17th, 14:00;
  • be available to work both day and night;
  • wear the ECO uniform (t-shirt, bandana);
  • inform and educate about the ECO Program’s campaigns
  • help the ECO Team in various ways and for different tasks, specific for outdoor events;

Main skills:

  • spontaneity and openness to speaking with people;
  • knowledge of waste management and recycling or, at least, the ability to learn super fast;
  • coherence and expressiveness in speaking Romanian and English (advanced level).

>>>APPLY HERE<<< until Friday, June 22nd.

 

ECO-Promoters for Electric Castle

Volunteers for Electric Castle

/ position for girls;

/ free entrance to the festival, camping, water & a sandwich/shift;

/ paid role (details on the interview);

/ 8 hour shift during the day.

A promoter must:

  • be on-site for training, Tuesday, July 17th, 14:00;
  • wear the specific ECO uniform (t-shirt, skirt, leggings, bandana, accessories);
  • inform and educate about the Zero Waste campaign of the festival and the sustainability policy of Lidl, the sponsor of the ECO program;
  • explain the mechanisms and persuade people in joining ECO competitions;
  • be creative in convincing people to throw the waste they generate into the right bins;
  • involve festival goers in an ECO questionnaire about their recycling habits and their level of satisfaction for the program.

Main skills:

  • spontaneity and openness to talking with people;
  • knowledge of waste management and recycling or, at the very least, the ability to learn super fast;
  • coherence and expressiveness in speaking Romanian and English (advanced level).

>>>APPLY HERE<<< until Friday, June 22nd.

 

ECO-Recyclers for Electric Castle

Recyclers for Electric Castle

/ open position for any gender;

/ free entrance to the festival, camping, water & a sandwich/shift;

/ paid role (details on the interview);

/ 6 hour shift, 16:00-22:00 and 22:00-04:00.

A recycler must:

  • be on-site for training, Tuesday, July 17, 14:00;
  • gather recyclable waste and better the recycling process;
  • mentor the cleaning team to ease up the selective sorting;
  • wear the ECO team uniform (overalls, t-shirt – don’t be afraid, it will be very cool 🙂 ).

>>>APPLY HERE<<< until Friday, June 22nd.

 

ECO-Photographer for Electric Castle

Photographers for Electric Castle

/ open position for any gender;

/ free entrance to festival, camping, water & a sandwich/shift;

/ paid role (details on the interview);

/ 8 hour shift during the day;

A photographer must:

  • be on-site Tuesday, July 17th, 14:00;
  • collaborate and work with the ECO Promoters;
  • capture the ECO Program activities in a most expressive and natural way;
  • own advanced equipment and a portfolio;
  • have experience in photography at outdoor events.

>>>APPLY HERE<<< until Friday, June 15th.

More details on our page‘s Facebook Messenger or by e-mail: contact (at) mainoi (dot) ro

COME AS YOU ARE!

 

– ROMÂNĂ –

 

Electric Castle 2018 este incredibil de aproape și a venit momentul să dăm START-ul recrutărilor pentru echipa ECO!

În fiecare an, oameni minunați s-au alăturat echipei Mainoi din convingerea că Electric Castle este locul în care au garanția că pot contribui la schimbare.

Pentru ediția aniversară – 5 ani de program ECO – punem la bătaie zeci de roluri de voluntari, promoteri, reciclatori și fotografi, pentru a susține principalul scop comun: crearea celui mai ECO festival din România!

Vara aceasta continuăm campania #ZeroWaste, care constituie obiectivul nostru pe termen lung de reducere, reutilizare și reciclare a tuturor deșeurilor generate în cadrul festivalului. Anul trecut am reciclat, cu eforturile și entuziasmul întregii echipe, 60% din deșeurile create pe parcursul festivalului.

În 2018 vrem să țintim și mai sus, cine e cu noi?

Roluri disponibile:

ECO-Voluntar la Electric Castle

/ post disponibil atât pentru fete, cât și pentru băieți;

/ intrare gratuită la festival, camping, apă & un sandwich/tură;

/ lucrează la ECO Spot și în campinguri;

/ tură de 6 ore/zi;

În jurul ECO Spot-urilor din fiecare an se adună mereu o energie pozitivă aparte, se leagă constant prietenii, se ascultă muzică bună și oricine e bine-venit.

Un voluntar trebuie să:

  • fie la fața locului pentru instruire, marți, 17 iulie, orele 14:00;
  • fie disponibil pentru a face schimburi atât pe zi, cât și pe noapte;
  • poarte uniforma ECO (tricou, bandană);
  • informeze și să educe în legătură cu campaniile Programului ECO;
  • ajute echipa ECO la orice este necesar si tine de specificul organizarii unui eveniment de outdoor.

Aptitudini principale:

  • spontaneitate și deschidere către a vorbi cu oamenii;
  • cunoștințe în domeniul gestiunii și a reciclării deșeurilor sau, cel puțin, capacitatea de a învăța super-rapid;
  • coerență și expresivitate în vorbirea limbii române și a limbii engleze (nivel avansat).

>>>APLICĂ AICI<<< până vineri, 15 iunie.

 

ECO-Promoter la Electric Castle

/ rol disponibil doar pentru fete;

/ intrare liberă la festival, camping, apă & un sandwich/shift;

/ rol plătit (detalii la interviu);

/ tură de 8 ore pe timpul zilei.

Un promoter trebuie să:

  • fie la fața locului pentru instruire, marți, 17 iulie, orele 14:00;
  • poarte uniforma ECO specifică (tricou, fustă, jambiere, bandană, accesorii);
  • informeze și să educe despre campania Zero Waste a festivalului și politica de sustenabilitate a Lidl, sponsorul programului ECO;
  • explice mecanismele concursurilor ECO și să convingă oamenii să se implice în activitățile eco propuse;
  • fie creativ în a convinge oamenii să arunce deșeurile pe care le generează în coșurile potrivite;
  • implice oamenii din festival într-un chestionar ECO despre obiceiurile lor de reciclare și nivelul de satisfacție față de program;

Aptitudini principale:

  • spontaneitate și deschidere către a vorbi cu oamenii;
  • cunoașterea gestiunii și a reciclării deșeurilor sau, cel puțin, capacitatea de a învăța super-rapid;
  • coerență și expresivitate în vorbirea limbii române și a limbii engleze (nivel avansat).

>>>APLICĂ AICI<<< până vineri, 22 iunie.

 

ECO-Reciclator la Electric Castle

/ post disponibil atât pentru fete, cât și pentru băieți;

/ intrare gratuită la festival, camping, apă & un sandwich/tură;

/ rol plătit (detalii la interviu);

/ tură de 6 ore, în intervalele orare 16:00-22:00 și 22:00-04:00.

Un reciclator trebuie să:

  • fie la fața locului pentru instruire, marți, 17 iulie, orele 14:00;
  • adune deșeurile reciclabile și să ranforseze procesul de reciclare;
  • mentoreze echipa de curățenie pentru eficientizarea colectării selective;
  • poarte echipamentul de echipă (salopetă, tricou – nu vă fie teamă, vor fi unele foarte cool 🙂 ).

>>>APLICĂ AICI<<< până vineri, 22 iunie.

 

ECO-Fotograf la Electric Castle

/ post disponibil atât pentru fete, cât și pentru băieți;

/ intrare liberă la festival, camping, apă & un sandwich/shift;

/ rol plătit (detalii la interviu);

/ tură de 8 ore pe timpul zilei;

Un fotograf trebuie să:

  • fie la fața locului marti, 17 iulie, orele 14:00;
  • colaboreze și lucreze cu promoterii;
  • surprindă activitatea Programului ECO într-o manieră cât mai expresivă și naturală;
  • dețină echipament performant, portofoliu și experiență ca fotograf la evenimente outdoor;

>>>APLICĂ AICI<<< până vineri, 22 iunie.

Detalii suplimentare pe mesageria Facebook a paginii noastre sau pe mail la contact (at) mainoi (punct) ro

 

Vino așa cum ești 😉

 

 

28
Jun

Electric Castle: the 2017 ECO Ambassadors on bicycles

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..

17
Jun

Call for ECO Promoters and Volunteers at Electric Castle

It’s that time of the year when we call those who want to be part of the Electric Castle magic to join the ECO Crew. Choose a promoter or volunteer role to put your charm and energy into creating the most ECO music festival in Romania!

This edition, we are kicking-off the EC #ZeroWaste campaign, which we embrace as a long-term goal to reduce, reuse and recycle all the waste generated at the festival. We also continue our awareness program (#EcoCitizen) on reducing the carbon footprint by acting on energy and water consumption, transportation alternatives and social engagement.Continue Reading..