Environmental Policy

The History

The Lunenburg Folk Harbour Festival started making an effort toward becoming more environmentally friendly in 1999 in order to help protect and respect the beautiful town of Lunenburg. Since then, we have made becoming environmentally friendly a priority and initiated the “Go Green” project which has been proving to work.

How We Help The Environment

The Lunenburg Folk Harbour Festival is proud to say that the office recycles paper and plastic; Folk Harbour functions are environmentally friendly with compost and recycling as well as the use of biodegradable products (including plastic substitutes); waste stations at all festival venues help our festival-goers become environmentally friendly; and the “Green Team” has helped festival patrons with sorting waste and greening information since the policy was first adopted.  For the past few years we have made drinking water available for free so that bottles can be re-filled instead of thrown away.  Our stage performers are supplied with town water in either stainless steel bottles or mason jars.  Our concert goers can bring their own bottle or buy a re-usable bottle to be filled at our FREE water stations during the festival.

Our Goal For The Future

As a festival, we have been working hard to reach the point where we can be considered a “Green Event”. Each year we have become closer and closer thanks to the efforts of volunteers, staff and festival patrons.  In order for this to happen, we must be able to say that all of our food vendors are “Green Vendors”.  What is a “Green Vendor”?  A food vendor that uses only biodegradable or recyclable materials in serving food to festival patrons, and who does not sell bottled water.  (We also encourage the use of soda dispensers instead of bottles.)

This Year At The Lunenburg Folk Harbour Festival

We are proud to say that all of our food vendors will be Green Vendors, serving up food in biodegradable/recyclable materials. All plates, forks, knives, spoons and cups will go into either the compost or recyclable bins.  (They are made either from paper, wood or starch.)

All coffee drinking festival patrons are encouraged to bring their own travel mug… or better yet, buy one of Folk Harbour Festival’s new re-usable bottles sold at the concessions stands. It makes a great gift for the environmentally friendly!
We are also making available fresh, Town water from bulk dispensers instead of using disposable water bottles.  Bring your own bottle or re-use one you have bought elsewhere.  Find the water dispensers at the concession tents and in the office, or at some shops in town who display the blue “W” in their window.  Locations are in the Festival Guide.

Are you interested? If you are an environmentally friendly food vendor interested in coming to next year’s Lunenburg Folk Harbour Festival, please contact the office at info@follkharbour.com.

A Great Big Thank You To Our Greening Sponsors

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For More Information

If you would like to become more actively involved in promoting our “Go Green” project or would like more information regarding our greening efforts, please contact the office at info@folkharbour.com.

“Think Clean…Go Green”