The Gardens of Babylon is an international community. We love the fact that our family is growing in cities all over the world. The only downside of this is that for a three day festival people will travel from far away to bring their magic.
Like last year we have implemented sustainability at our festival. We love Mother Earth and we are aware of the care that it needs. We also ask our crowd to commit to the following steps to control our environmental footprint.
A few things that we have been working on:
Bring Your Own Cup
We urge you to bring your own cup to the festival. This will limit the amount of plastic cups that we need to use and with that waste for a 3,500 people festival. Please take note that we will measure drinks according to the standards, even if you bring a big bucket on a string around your neck. 😂
Re-usable plastic cups & Babylon Bottles
If you didn't bring your cup, at the bar we work with re-usable plastic cups. You can purchase one of the very limited collection of Babylon Bottles as you can see in the picture below. Stay tuned for more information on these Bottles.
Drinking Water Fountains
We have drinking water fountains for you to stay hydrated for the duration of our festival.
Recycle Your Water Bottle
We have Barleduc Plastic Water Bottles that we will collect at the bars to proceed to recycling. Please return your empty bottle instead of throwing this in the trash.
Leave no Trace
The trash you throw away is not affecting an organisation but our earth. You do not know where it ends up. By all times, respect that you leave no trace. This is from a tent to a cigaret but. We will help you on site to keep this in mind.
The Monastery Facebook Group offers the option for you to share rides. The less cars, the better. Find or share a spot right here.
To veggie or not to veggie
The impact of the Meat and Dairy Industry to our planet is incredibly high, but we are here to inspire not to tell you what to do. For this reason we will have a wide variety of vegetarian and vegan options, but this is not a strictly veg-festival. Go explore what plant-based options we have.
We have partnered with GO2-greenevents to offset CO2 emissions from artists, event organisers and, for the first time, for you as well! We’re logging all travel emissions and from the total calculation, an investment is made to support a project in Brazil that preserves 90,000 hectares of rainforest – protecting local communities, wildlife and ultimately our planet.
Help us save our environment and offset your carbon emissions!
THIS FEATURE WILL BE ONLINE ON JULY 3 AT 3PM!
Keep your cosmetics biodegradable. The microscopical pieces of plastic end up in nature to never ever disappear again. For this reason we urge and allow our festival crowd to ONLY use biodegradable glitter. That means your shampoos, your soap, your toothpaste and that dash of glitter that you put on. If you can’t find biodegradable glitter you can find our Cosmic Glitter Tribe on site to sparkle yourself environmental friendly.
What would you like to add for a sustainable festival! We would love to hear your suggestions!
Respect, Reduce, Reuse and Recycle..
Let's live by these words.
Soon available: The Babylon Bottle
Bring Your Own Cup
Leave no trace..
You might remind each other or be reminded..
Biodegradable glitter baby