AUSTRALIA (CelebrityAccess) Red Square Music, the Australian team behind the continent’s Bello Winter Music and Mullum Music festivals, have reportedly partnered with Green Music Australia, a nonprofit organization and registered charity with a mission to improve environmental performance.
The team has committed to a waste reduction strategy and will implement a cup exchange program, only serve reusable cups at festival bars, make sure trash is sorted and provide free water refill stations, according to Australia’s The Music.
“We are excited to be partnering with Green Music Australia, the artists performing, and our sponsors and commercial venues to achieve a small and sustainable footprint,” Bello Winter Music director said. “We want to walk the walk and that means a reusable cup exchange at our festival bars (sponsored by Stone & Wood), drink bottles, water stations, sorted rubbish and sensible transport options. If people want to get involved head to the website to register your interest in being on the waste team.”
“We are thrilled to be working with the crew at Bendigo Autumn Music in their pioneer year, and even more thrilled that they are starting the festival right by implementing positive environmental practices from day one,” Green Music Australia Co-CEO Emma Bosworth said. “A festival using existing infrastructure and staffing is a highly effective way of keeping carbon emissions to a minimum, and is a great approach to event sustainability. BAM will be encouraging attendees to utilise Bendigo’s extensive public transport infrastructure, educating vendors, artists and punters on best sustainable practises, using reusable cups in pop-up bars and providing an interactive workshop for festival goers to solve environmental concerns with performing artists. We congratulate BAM on its forward and innovative thinking and look forward to enjoying the music and reviewing the results together in April.”