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2012 information below, please check back for 2013 information.
Lands continues the tradition in 2012 established over the past four years
as being the hub for the sustainability mission of Outside Lands. Eco Lands
is situated in the wooded nook of Hellman Hollow, formerly Speedway Meadow,
across from Wine Lands. Eco Lands serves as an educational forum of sustainability
showcasing an alternatively powered stage, urban gardening workshops, local
community organizations, national NGO's, a farmer's market, locally sourced
food vendors, refillablewater station and a recycling store. Thanks to
this year's environmental partners Chipotle, Eco Products, Levi’s and PG&E!
For the 5th year in a row the Panhandle Stage will be completely powered by alternative and solar energy including all of the sound and lighting. If you want to geek out on the engineering behind the solar powered stage, keep on reading. Alternative Power Productions and Kleege Industries have partnered to build the largest solar powered hybrid stage in the country. The stage is a Stageline SL250 integrating a 4.83-kilowatt (4830 watts) solar array, which supplies sunlight to (2) 800 amp batteries totaling 1600 amps of storage. The array powers (4) Outback Systems Inverters pumping 120 amps of power at 120Volts. The stage also houses a 10 KW biodiesel generator equipped with an auto start feature making this stage 100% self-contained.
We are encouraging everyone attending Outside Lands to choose refillable water over plastic water bottles to cut down on the plastic consumption and overall carbon footprint of the festival. We are offering two different refillable water options: either purchase an OSL stainless steel water bottle at a refillable water station or the merchandise booth and receive free refills of spring water the entire festival or bringyour own from home and purchase the refills. If you have purchased an OSL water bottle in past 4 years, bring that and drink for free all weekend long! The refillable water stations are located in the Polo Field and Eco Lands.
Over the past 4 years we have worked alongside Clean Vibes, San Francisco Conservation Corps and the San Francisco Department of the Environment to achieve the highest possible waste diversion rates. All of the cups, plates, bowls and utensils are 100% compostable and bio-degradable at Outside Lands. Please make sure to put them in the proper green bin marked “compost.” You can also look for our Trash Talkers who will help point you in the right direction. Thanks to Eco Products for providing all of our compostable materials at Outside Lands.
We had our most successful year in 2011 with diverting 77% of our waste from landfills totaling nearly 78 tons of compost, recycling and re-useable materials. This has set the bar for sustainable events. Let’s all work together to make the mark even higher in 2012!
MARKET BY FULL BELLY FARM
Full Belly Farm will be selling seasonal melon slices, peaches, tomatoes, corn, green beans and bell peppers at Farm Lands’ Market. Full Belly Farm is a 300-acre certified organic farm located in the beautiful Capay Valley of Northern California, an hour northwest of Sacramento. Full Belly has been farmed using organic practices since 1985 and is certified by California Certified Organic Farmers. The farm produces an amazing diversity of vegetables, herbs, nuts, flowers, and fruits year-round and also has a flock of chickens, a herd of sheep, a tribe of goats, and several cows.
URBAN GARDENING WORKSHOPS – COMPOST WITH
Garden For the Environment will be offering worm composting workshops twice daily at their booth in Eco Lands. Jump-start your garden with some homemade compost! Aside from giving veggies and flowers a healthy start, composting encourages beneficial organisms in the soil and can help break the life cycle of pests and disease as well as keep valuable waste out of the landfill. Join Garden For the Environment for this mini-workshop where you will learn the easy steps involved in setting up and maintaining your own worm composting system at home. Rot On!
OUTSIDE LANDS TRASHed RECYCLING STORE
Getting TRASHed is a proud tradition here at Outside Lands. Help us keep Golden Gate Park clean by turning in rouge bottles/cans/biodegradable cups you find on the festival grounds over to the TRASHed Recycling Store. The more you recycle, the cooler the prizing.Supplies are limited...so recycle early and often. In honor of our 5thyear, Global Inheritance is hosting two TRASHed Recycling Store locations: one in Eco Lands and another in the Polo Field. The TRASHed Recycling Store is open between 11AM – 8PM.
If you’re looking for one more round, don’t forget about LAST CALL TRASHed. Visit one of the TRASHed Recycling Store location between 8PM-10PM, pick up an empty bag, return it full of recyclables and return by 10pm and receive a special OSL merch item.
OUTSIDE LANDS OCEAN BEACH
CLEAN UP – SATURDAY, AUGUST 11TH
Outside Lands, SF Surfrider and Save the Waves are hosting the 4th Annual Ocean Beach Clean Up on Saturday, August 11th from 10:00 am – 12:00PM along with Aqua Surf Shop and San Franpsycho. The clean up will take place at the western edge of Golden Gate Park where the park meets the Pacific Ocean in San Francisco. Please park in the lot across from the Beach Chalet and meet at stairwell 17.
Start off your Festival weekend right by joining fellow music fans, surfers, environmentalists and ocean lovers to clean up the beach. Working together,we’ll make Ocean Beach safe, clean and green for Outside Lands weekend and beyond!
We would like to extend a special thanks to our environmental and education non-profit partners. Please click through the names below to find out more information about each organization and what they plan to bring to Outside Lands to engage you:
RIDESHARE WITH ZIMRIDE
Looking to carpool to Outside Lands, but don’t know how? Zimride makes it easy to connect with other festival goers heading your way. Driving? Post your trip on Zimride and sell the empty seats in your car. Need a ride? Book cheap seats in one of the many Outside Lands carpools listed on Zimride. Carpooling empowers individuals to join together to save money, make friends and reduce our carbon footprint. Check things out before you go and be safe!