Rocking the Daisies: a green music experience
We are big fans of the Rocking the Daisies Festival, not only because of the many talented artists that converge at the Cloof Wine Estate, but also because of its eco-conscious aims that are setting the trend for rock festivals around the world.
Wild first paid a visit to the Festival in 2009 and every year since we’ve watched as more eco-friendly initiatives are introduced making it a one of a kind music experience.
Here are a few of the reasons why the Daisies concert is living up to its motto to play hard and tread lightly:
- The Daisies Festival recycles all waste material, mainly metal and glass. All organic waste is collected and deposited on site. In 2011, a total of 11 850 kg of waste was recycled
- In August 2012, 376 trees were planted to contribute to the offsetting of 2011’s carbon footprint; this was done in partnership with Food and Trees for Africa
- Festival campers receive 100% biodegradable soaps and shampoos
- Restaurants are instructed to use 100% biodegradable packaging for their foods
- Festival goers get together every year to walk or cycle to the festival, others to share lifts
- All festival merchandise is produced from environmentally friendly hemp fabric
- Generators are powered by bio-diesel produced by vegetable oil
- Reusable webtickets are produced to eliminate excessive printing
- Posters for the event are made from fully recycled paper
- To further reduce energy consumption, LED lighting is included in all areas of the festival
These are just a few of the many eco-friendly initiatives festivalgoers can look forward to and be a part of. Click here to find out more and make sure you get a ticket to be a part of the fun. If you don’t make it this year, there’s always next year to look forward to.