By Ximena Lune

ThirdEyeStyle was born in NYC and travels around documenting style, nature's beauty, music, and my love for holistic living and photography

Elements festival

Elements festival

A guide to be more sustainable at Elements Festival

As festival season approaches, so does discussion of how to be more sustainable, as festival-goers & planners are becoming more aware of their favorite celebrations unfortunate contribution to climate change.

For years, festivals have been an important avenue of fostering human connection and freedom of creative self expression. It is so exciting to see how festivals like Elements and all over the world are bringing environmental consciousness and social responsibility into the conversation!

Elements is a leave no trace behind festival, they offer discounts to hybrid/electric vehicles.

Here are some very easy to follow tips of how you can do your part this festival season:

1. Take The Litter Out Of Your Glitz

Swap your plastic gemstones, feathers and face decorations for biodegradable glitter. You know you are going to loose most of them on the dance floor anyway! Plus, BioGlitz is much lighter and softer than plastic glitter & therefor much more comfortable for those long festival days :)

2. Shop Sustainable

This one comes before you even get to Elements

When searching for your perfect festival look, try shopping at vintage and thrift stores first. Why show up in the same floral onesie from a fast fashion brand that everyone will be wearing when you can find rad one-of-a-kind pieces and unique accessories? If you would rather buy something new, we suggest you shop sustainable and eco-friendly brands. 

3. Bring a Reusable Water Bottle and Mug

Bring a reusable water bottle & clip it to your belt as a cute accessory, or simply put it in your bag. Elements festival has refill stations and having a reusable water bottle on hand will keep you hydrated, save you a lot of money & save the Earth from a lot of single-use plastic! You can get this cute eco-friendly bottle here.
Bringing a reusable mug is also very useful when you need that extra coffee boost in the AM, or tea to wind down on those chilly festie nights. Find my top picks here

4. Bring Sustainable Cutlery and Plates

Bringing reusable eco-friendly bamboo cutlery and plates will help reduce your & your campsite's footprint significantly! You can find some biodegradable plates here and bamboo reusable cutlery here.

6. Recycle

Always recycle and clean up around your camp, ask your friends for help, and start a cleaning game, if you can’t find a recycling bin bring your recycling bags back home and dispose of it correctly there. 

7. Water is life

The beautiful lake at Elements its meant to stay that way so please don't swim in it with toxic, biodegradable cosmetics~ that would contaminate the water and all living things in it!

8. Be the change

Pick up garbage on the dance floors when you can, ask your smoker friends to throw away their cigarette butts in the garbage or carry a container to dispose of them later and always lead by example… Be the change you want to see!

 

I hope these tips help you have a more environmentally conscious Elements festival experience... and now you know that you can have fun while helping to save our beautiful planet!

If you have not already check out the Elements Festival line up and ticket prices here.

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