Our Beloved Music Festivals Are Killing The Planet & We Need To Do Something About It

Posted at November 6th, 2017 | by Yash Vikram Singh | in Dance Music, Entertainment, Featured, News

In the right light, Music Festivals are the most magical and heavenly places to be at. It’s all about good vibes that one multi-day weekend, getting crossfaded and getting all misty listening to some of your favourite artists on the planet. But then comes the morning after, when the festival grounds are litterally swarming with tons of trash and a carbon footprint of 10s of thousands of attendees that were too turnt to give a sh*t about the environmentalist in them.

 

 

This is not a problem that didn’t persist before it’s just that with the expeditious awakening of the music scene in the country, it has become a huge issue. And it will keep on galloping as festivals increase in size, range and their propensity to focus on every aspect of the attendees’ ‘experience’ but their conscience of our environment. Countries like the U.S. & U.K. witness as many festivals as any but they are still concerned about curbing the plague that is the recurring carbon print the size of K2 left back after music festivals. Concepts like Solar powered charging stations, tons of recycling and carpool programs. Burning Man envisages a ‘leave no trace’ policy that none of the attendees heed lightly towards.

 

Around a year ago, Vijay Nair & OML started an initiative for Nh7 Weekender 2016 where they recycled 81% of the waste generated.

 

While everyone gloats about the scale and size of events we get to see in the country these days, one thing we (the…

Posted by Vijay Nair on Sunday, December 18, 2016

 

As festivals get bigger and bigger and other such bigger festivals that are gracing this fair country of ours, there needs to be a spike in how much concern in the scene than what prevails today. And while that happens, some ways y’all can make mother Earth happier are;

 

Carpool to your beloved music festivals instead of coming in as part of a convoy

 

 

There’s no need to take multiple cars when you can just focus on one shared turn-up wagon which not only is way more fun but cuts your carbon footprint by a sh*t ton.

 

Clean up after yourselves

 

 

It’s not that big of a deal. We’re not apes. We’re sure you can pick up that beer cup you tossed like Jordan Belfort in TWOWS just as easily.

 

It might need you to take recourse to your more patient suit, but always use washrooms

 

 

Just because you’re too turnt to give a f*ck doesn’t mean you should go nuts in the bushes whenever you have to tinkle, that’s what the washrooms are for.

Go plastic free, instead of buying a gajillion water bottles

 

 

Carry water bottles that can be filled up rather than buying plastic bottles every 30 mins.

 

Raise awareness

 

 

Let your buddies in on your plan to go green this festival season, no one is too cool for a good cause.

 

Yash Vikram Singh

TALK OF THE TOWN

Psy Legends Vini Vici Are Coming To India This November

Psychedelic Trance dignitary Vini Vici are planning an India tour later thi ...

20 Night Clubs In India That You Need To Party At

There are very little things that may beat going out partying that would ma ...

One Republic Are Coming To India Next Month

One of the greatest Pop-Rock bands of our time are hitting up India next mo ...

Troyboi Is Coming Back For An India Tour This Month

It seems like Troyboi will be coming back for more after his debut India to ...

10 Night Clubs In Mumbai That You Must Party At

Not every soul would agree but Mumbai is the most exquisite city when it co ...

Cafés In Mumbai That Won't Burn A Hole In Your Pocket

Mumbai is yuuge and as a result there are loads and loads of quirky and min ...

TRENDING

Martin Garrix Releases ByLAw

In 2013, when Martijn Garritsen aka Martin Garrix was just 16, the Dutch d ...

Khalid's New EP Suncity Is Out!

Seven-track EP, Suncity, by last year's Grammy-nominated American Teen, Kha ...

Monica Dogra To Perform Her New EP

The Narayan Mastana singer, Monica Dogra, whom fans also know as Shaa’ir, ...

4 Events For Culture Enthusiasts

Globetrotters An exhibition of early postcards from around whole of the ...

Best Vietnamese Food You Can Find In Delhi

The dish of grilled meat and noodles that Barack Obama and Anthony Bourdain ...

8 Amazing Covers Of Songs You Love

Halo - Beyonce https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AYhrfdHvT48   ...


Find Events

In your city, in your neighbourhood. Coming soon.

What’s Trending

What trends never ends.

@grapevineonline

Follow Us on Insta for #GVOStuff