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SAD SUMMER FEST RECOGNIZES THE REALITY OF CLIMATE CHANGE AND STRIVES TO REDUCE ITS ECO-FOOTPRINT AS A TOURING FESTIVAL.


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LAST YEAR, WE ANNOUNCED A PARTNERSHIP WITH THE INCREDIBLE NON-PROFIT ORGANIZATION REVERB. THE TOUR WAS POSTPONED DUE TO THE PANDEMIC, BUT WE ARE EXCITED THAT WE WILL BE ABLE TO MOVE FORWARD WITH GREENING EFFORTS WITH REVERB THIS YEAR WITH THE SUPPORT FROM JOURNEYS.READ ON TO LEARN MORE ABOUT THE ENVIRONMENTAL EFFORTS SAD SUMMER FEST IS MAKING IN 2021, AND HOW YOU AS A FAN CAN HELP!#ROCKNREFILL PROGRAM 


VOLUNTEER INVOLVEMENT

PLASTIC IS ONE OF THE MOST ENDURING MATERIALS WE MAKE; IT TAKES AN ESTIMATED 500 TO 1,000 YEARS FOR IT TO DEGRADE, BUT 50 PERCENT OF THE PLASTIC WE PRODUCE IS USED ONCE AND THEN THROWN AWAY. EIGHT MILLION TONS OF PLASTIC ENDS UP IN THE OCEAN EVERY YEAR AND BY 2050 AN ESTIMATED 99% OF SEABIRDS WILL HAVE INGESTED PLASTIC. THE MUSIC INDUSTRY CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE IN REDUCING PLASTICS AT ITS SOURCE BY OFFERING REUSABLE CUPS AND BOTTLES, SETTING UP WATER REFILL STATIONS, AND CUTTING OUT SINGLE-USE PLASTIC CUPS, BOTTLES, FOOD CONTAINERS, AND STRAWS. SAD SUMMER FEST IS COMMITTED TO REDUCING ITS PLASTIC USE IN 2021, THE TOUR’S SECOND YEAR.

AS MORE INFORMATION AND THE SCIENCE AROUND COVID TRANSMISSION COME TO LIGHT, WE ARE WORKING ON SAFETY MEASURES TO ENSURE THAT OUR ENVIRONMENTAL EFFORTS ALSO REFLECT BEST HEALTH PRACTICES. 

SAD SUMMER FEST IS COMMITTED TO IMPLEMENTING THE REVERB #ROCKNREFILL PROGRAM THIS SUMMER, AND WILL BE FOLLOWING LOCAL AND NATIONAL GUIDELINES TO ENSURE WE CAN DO SO SAFELY. 

THE REVERB #ROCKNREFILL PROGRAM ENCOURAGES FANS TO DITCH SINGLE-USE PLASTIC BOTTLES, AND INSTEAD USE THE COMPLIMENTARY WATER REFILL STATIONS TO STAY HYDRATED AT SAD SUMMER FEST.

WE ENCOURAGE YOU TO BRING A REUSABLE WATER BOTTLE TO THE FEST. WE WILL HAVE OFFICIAL REUSABLE NALGENE BRAND SAD SUMMER FEST WATER BOTTLES AVAILABLE FOR SALE ON SITE AS WELL. YOU CAN PICK ONE UP FOR A CHARITABLE DONATION OF $15. PROCEEDS FROM THE BOTTLE SALES WILL GO TO SUPPORT REVERB, AND OTHER NON-PROFIT ORGANIZATIONS WE ARE WORKING WITH THIS SUMMER. 



HOW CAN YOU HELP?

- PARTICIPATE IN OUR REFILLABLE BOTTLE PROGRAM BY DITCHING THE SINGLE USE PLASTIC
- SIGN UP TO VOLUNTEER ON SITE AT YOUR LOCAL DATE OF SAD SUMMER FEST! VISIT THE VOLUNTEER PAGE FOR MORE INFO.


WHY IS THIS IMPORTANT TO US?


GENERAL PLASTIC IMPACTS
● 100,000 MARINE CREATURES A YEAR DIE DIRECTLY FROM PLASTIC POLLUTION AND APPROXIMATELY 1 MILLION SEABIRDS DIE EVERY YEAR FROM PLASTIC WASTE

● THERE ARE BELIEVED TO BE 46,000 PIECES OF PLASTIC IN EVERY SQUARE MILE OF OCEAN AND SCIENTISTS HAVE DECLARED OVER 200 DEAD ZONES IN OUR OCEANS WHERE NO LIVING ORGANISMS CAN SURVIVE DUE TO PLASTIC WASTE AND OTHER CONTAMINANTS.

SINGLE-USE PLASTIC BOTTLES
● IF A PERSON USES JUST ONE SINGLE-USE CUP OR BOTTLE PER DAY THEY WILL CREATE OVER 23 LBS OF PLASTIC WASTE IN A YEAR.

● AMERICANS USE 3 MILLION PLASTIC WATER BOTTLES EVERY HOUR OF EVERY DAY, AND LESS THAN 30% ARE RECYCLED.




STAY TUNED TO THIS PAGE, AS THE TOUR NEARS WE WILL SHARE ADDITIONAL GREENING EFFORTS PLANNED FOR THE TOUR - INCLUDING MORE WAYS YOU CAN GET INVOLVED!