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Eco Lands is the zeitgeist of sustainability and environmental consciousness of Outside Lands. Its physical location is in the wooded nook of Hellman Hollow across from Wine Lands and is marked by the Hay Bale Amphitheater and the Panhandle Solar Stage. For the past 5 years Eco Lands has served as an educational forum of sustainability showcasing urban gardening workshops, local community organizations, national NGO's, a farmer's market, locally sourced food vendors and a refillable water station. Thanks to PG&E for being our environmental partner this year!
For the 6th 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. So what are the environmental attributes of the stage? Over a 3 day window, the stage will help to avoid approximately 4225 lbs. of CO2 which is equivalent to the (calcs are based on total event kWh): Carbon sequestered by 49.5 tree seedlings grown for 10 years or CO2 emissions from 80.4 propane cylinders used for home barbecues or CO2 emissions from 216 gallons of gasoline consumed.
Please choose refillable water over plastic water bottles to cut down on the plastic consumption and overall carbon footprint of the festival. Over the past 4 years since the refillable water program was implemented in 2009, Outside Lands has cut plastic bottle consumption by 2/3. In 2012 alone we went through 1680 reusable 5- gallon water jugs through the water program. That's the equivalent of 10,752 20-oz plastic water bottles.
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 bring your own from home and purchase the refills. If you have purchased an OSL water bottle in the past 5 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 5 years we have worked alongside Clean Vibes 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 Clean Vibes Trash Talkers® who will help point you in the right direction.
In 2012 we diverted over 75% of our waste from landfills totaling over 87 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 2013!
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.
VALET AND MOBILE BIKE SHOP PRESENTED BY LEVI’S
Getting to Outside Lands by bicycle is the best way to navigate the crowds. That’s why this year at Outside Lands, Levi’s® is excited to provide a secure bicycle valet along with the Levi’s® Mobile Bike Shop, where cycling festival goers can enjoy free bicycle tune-ups, custom tailoring for their gear, and a bicycle wash while their bike is parked. Besure to also check out the Levi’s® space on the Polo Fields for more fun activities.
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!
LANDS OCEAN BEACH CLEAN UP – SATURDAY, AUGUST 10TH
Outside Lands, San Franpsycho, SF Surfrider and Surf For Life are hosting the 5th Annual Ocean Beach Clean Up on Saturday, August 10th from 10:00 am – 12:00PM. If you are up for a surf, Channel Island Surfboards will be demoing surfboards at the event. Just remember to bring a wetsuit!
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 meet at the parking lot at Balboa & The Great Highway just below The Cliff House. 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!
THE CLEAN VIBES TRADING POST – RECYCLE & WIN!
This year we welcome the Clean Vibes Trading Post, a non-profit project that wants to reward YOU for your green behavior. Help us divert as much waste as possible at Outside Lands by collecting cans and bottles, or cigarette butts, or bags of compostables, from throughout the concert site and “trading” these in for cool prizes! The recyclables and compostables become a currency of sort, and the more you collect, the more valuable items you can “purchase.” Bring your cans and bottles, butts, or compostables to the Clean Vibes Trading Post at the back of the Polo Field and “cash them in.” The Trading Post will be open all day, every day of the festival, though supplies are limited.
Depending on the amount of material you turn in, you will receive a certain number of points. Collect points and trade them in for your choice of a variety of awesome prizes– from earth friendly health and beauty products and organic clothing to autographed band merchandise, concert tickets and food vendor vouchers. Cash them in for small stuff or keep collecting points throughout the weekend to “purchase” something big! The person who trades in the most recycling or compost throughout the weekend will receive 2 tickets to next year’s event!
The Clean Vibes Trading Post is the non-profit arm of Clean Vibes (cleanvibes.com), a company formed and dedicated to the responsible waste and recycling management of outdoor festivals and events. Clean Vibes has been a part of all of the previous Outside Lands festivals, handling the trash and recycling management for each event. Over the past five years, Clean Vibes has diverted over half a million pounds of recyclable and compostable material produced at the festival from the landfill.
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: