Festivals: The Final Frontier

Festivals: The Final Frontier

Can you believe we have completed our final episode of the semester? Neither can we! As heartbroken as we are, we must carry on with the task of writing our last super-amazing-wonderful-informative blog.

This week we talked about music festivals, with a special focus on Canada. Probably our favourite part of the episode was the fact that Liz & I could each pick our own music, as long as they had performed at one of the top sustainable music festivals around the world. Some of the artists featured today included Dawes, Feist, Macklemore, Bon Iver, Delta Spirit, Childish Gambino, and White Denim! Lets just say there was a lot of singing along going on  in the studio.

Because of all the wonderful music we featured, time ran out before we could talk about international festivals, so we will do it now! Here are three of the largest festivals that have made efforts to be more eco-friendly:

First up is Coachella in California. Each product at the festival is centred around sustainability and recycling. Some of the coolest things that can be found there are solar powered DJ booths and cell phone chargers powered by bikes!

Second is Bonnaroo in Tennessee. Not only is it a cool festival that incorporates just about every style of music, it also has some interesting green initiatives. Bonnaroo boasts a solar powered stage, ‘planet roo’ (area to learn about environmental issues), and the clean vibes trading post where you can trade in cans and bottles for cool prizes.

Last up is Bumbershoot held in Seattle. Bumbershoot has recycling and composting stations, and offsets approximately 483,000 lbs of carbon emissions by carbon offsetting!

Before we sign off for the summer, we would like to thank anyone who took the time to listen or download our show. We have had the best time educating you all and are looking forward to the fall semester!

Catch you on the flip side,

Hilary & Liz

P.S Download our last episode HERE! If you missed any of our episodes you can find them all HERE!



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