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Once again Eco Lands is the hub of sustainability and environmental consciousness within 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 Stage.  Since 2008 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 Levi’s, PG&E and Pivot TV for being our environmental partners this year!



 

REFILLABLE WATER PROGRAM BY FLOWATER
We are taking a major step forward this year with our refillable water program through a partnership with FloWater. Instead of receiving your refills from 5-gallon jugs of spring water, you will be able to refill your bottle on your own at one of three automated refill stations each housing 2500 gallons of premium 7X purified, oxygenated, and mineral enhanced water.

The program works exactly the same way it has in year’s past except for the quality and efficiency is much higher. There are still two options for refills:
either purchase an OL stainless steel water bottle at a refillable water station and receive free refills the entire festival or bring your own from home and purchase the refills. If you have purchased an OL water bottle in the past, just bring that and drink for free all weekend long!  The refillable water stations are located in the Polo Field and Eco Lands. 

It really does make a difference! Please choose refillable water over plastic water bottles to cut down on the plastic consumption. Last year alone we saved the equivalent of 52,832 20oz plastic water bottles from entering the waste stream!

 

 

WASTE DIVERSION
Each year we work 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.

2013 BY THE NUMBERS
Total Waste – 139.5 Tons
Total Waste Diverted – 116.7 Tons (59.3 Recycling, 48.1 Compost, 9.3 Reuse)
Total Landfill – 22.8 Tons
Waste Diversion – 84% (+9% over 2012)

 

 

FARMER’S 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.

 

 

BIKE VALET 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® Commuter™ is excited to provide a secure bicycle valet. Park your bike at the bike valet and receive 20% off + free shipping on your next purchase at levi.com too!

 

 



 

URBAN GARDENING WORKSHOPS – COMPOST WITH WORMS
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!


 

PG&E – SOLAR HABITAT MICROBUILD
Make more than memories this year. Swing a hammer and pick up a brush at PG&E’s 4th Solar Habitat Microbuild! Across California, the PG&E Solar Habitat program has helped build more than 500 solar-powered Habitat for Humanity homes for working families. At Outside Lands, hundreds of fans have shared their own support by nailing, drilling and painting right in the park. Stop by between sets and lend a hand.  No skill needed; just an interest in sharing a few minutes for a good cause - and a good time.

 

 

PIVOT TV – TURN YOUR TRASH INTO TREASURE
Check out the crafting and up-cycling going on with talent from Pivot, a new TV network where what you watch does make a difference. DIY your plastic cups & wine corks into cool wearable stuff with the cast of Pivot TV’s Human Resources at Eco Lands!







 

URBAN GARDENING WORKSHOPS – COMPOST WITH WORMS
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!


 

THE CLEAN VIBES TRADING POST – RECYCLE & WIN!
The Clean Vibes Trading Post is back for the second year in a row and 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.

 

 

OUTSIDE LANDS OCEAN BEACH CLEAN UP – SATURDAY, AUGUST 9TH AT 10AM
We are teaming up with San Franpsycho, SF Surfrider, Surf For Life, 5Gyres and Noriega-Lawton Merchant Association for the annual Outside Lands Ocean Beach Clean Up on Saturday, August 9th at 10AM! The location for this year’s clean up is different from past years and will take place along Ocean Beach at Noriega & Great Highway. Devil’s Teeth Bakery and Noriega Produce will provide coffee and refreshments. Give back during your festival weekend 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!

 

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NON-PROFIT PARTNERS
Please welcome our 2014 non-profit partners. Many of these organizations have worked with us over the entire life of the festival and we would like to extend a special thanks to those groups. Please click through the names below to find out more information about each organization and what they will be up to at Outside Lands:

 

Clean Vibes Trading Post

DeYoung Museum

Digital Detox

Dopper Foundation

5gyres

Friends of the Urban Forest

Garden for the Environment

HeadCount

La Cocina

Oakland Children’s Hospital – Music Therapy
Oxfam America

Represent.us

San Francisco Beautiful

San Francisco Rec & Park

SF Surfrider

Surf For Life
Sunday Streets

Sweet Relief
Urban Sprouts
Western Neighborhoods Project

The Wigg Party

 



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