In 2018 Yours & Owls Festival asked their patrons to ‘Party with a Purpose’, with the festival doing their bit for the planet by introducing and implementing environmental initiatives to offset the negative impact of single-use plastics and landfill.
These initiatives included trialling re-usable cups and water bottles, composting food waste, plates and cutlery, achieving an 85% recycling rate by minimising waste going to landfill. The team also ran a tree planting and bush regeneration day to assist in offsetting carbon emission, engaging and inspiring the local community to get involved in volunteering for the betterment of their surrounding environment.
From little things big things grow, and this year Yours & Owls is stepping it up a notch and doubling down on their festival household to try and reduce landfill waste to 10% or less and recycle 90% of the festival waste.
This will include compost bins, reusable cups supplied by Globelet and water bottles (if you forget your own water bottle you can buy a reusable Yours & Owls bottle as a souvenir or use the bubblers), solar powered shipping container bars powered by Infinity Energy, Plastic Free Wollongongvolunteers – providing info on ways we can all reduce single use plastic in our day to day lives, and activations, installations and education around sustainable living at The Local.
This is a free event so get in quick! You can RSVP here
Purchase a Yours & Owls Festival ticket at the #partywithapurpose launch and $20 will be donated to Plastic Free Wollongong plus you’ll get a free Useless Wooden Toys t-shirt (until they’re gone!).
You can sign up for the Tree Planting day here
Applications close Friday July 26