On the occasion of World Environment Day we remember and declare good intentions for the fourth edition of the festival and all those to come in Puerto de la Cruz, hoping that they will be many and successful…
“Keep your love for nature, because it is the true way of understanding art.”
Van Dick de Jong.
Phe Festival has declared itself from the beginning as an inspiring festival, dedicated not only to music but to trends in their broadest sense. The entire team behind the project believes that sustainability and care for the environment is an ideal goal to turn into a way of life, in reality, the most urgent of trends since it is the most necessary and vital of all.
Our growth is slow, but every year we challenge ourselves to improve in all possible aspects. Thanks also in part to the collaboration of all the phellowers who give us their pheedback through the form that we publish every year at the end of the festival. In this edition we have a new team that fully joins in just for the coordination of this entire area that also grows along with the festival.
separate to recycle
We promote the selective collection of waste at different points of the festival to reduce the amount of garbage and encourage recycling. The collaboration with Ecoembes and Ecovidrio and your participation by throwing garbage in the appropriate landfills will help us take care of the environment while enjoying the festival.
In the enclosure you can also find a composter for organic food waste, etc. in the food area.
We also weigh the different types of waste to think of new ways not only to recycle but also to reduce their generation.
Yellow: light packaging (plastic, cans, etc).
Blue: for paper and cardboard.
Green: just glass.
Conventional: other remains
Composter: organic matter for composting.
An ephemeral venue designed to surprise
Our furniture and decoration are 100% sustainable, they are completely ecological or recycled materials, reused and transformed furniture, canvases from previous events converted into puffs filled with clean plastics collected by collaborating businesses, pallets... the bulbs and decorative lights are rechargeable or solar powered .
This year as a novelty there will be small models of solar panels for electricity self-sufficiency during the day at points such as ticket offices, bars, shops, etc. It is also planned to provide a water point for free use by the public, which can cool off in hot hours.
Turning something used into something new and different is also an art form. From the organization we promote this type of action by creating our festival space with materials used from other editions, recycled and reinvented. All this to transform an apparently inhospitable space like the esplanade of the quay, which during the rest of the year serves as nothing more than a car park.
Moving also leaves a mark
We want to reduce the footprint we leave on the environment when we move, trying to make as few trips as possible and by car sharing.
From the organization we will do everything in our power to facilitate access and parking, as well as reward those who leave zero footprint in our environment, moving to the festival by bike, skate, skate...
We encourage you to use public transport or share a car, even using collaborative internet platforms such as Blablacar, Amovens or Wonowo.
Responsible and local suppliers
We promote the good things that our land has and that is why we like to work with local suppliers that also have a responsible culture towards the environment. Both the supply for the backstage and for the staff come from local caterers with km 0 products.
In addition, this year we will again have different recycling and awareness workshops in the area outside the venue, conveying the message not only to festivalgoers but to all passers-by who come in a pleasant and active way.
Social integration of minority groups
We favor accessibility for people with disabilities as well as specially prepared spaces so that their participation in the festival is safe and they enjoy greater enjoyment from an elevated platform to watch the concerts with peace of mind.
We offset our carbon footprint
Planting a tree is sowing awareness.
Every year we take accounts to find out what the festival's carbon footprint has been, that is, its impact on the environment and offset it to nature. We will evaluate the consumption of water, electricity, gasoline, etc., and based on the result of these calculations, the action of planting its equivalent in trees will be carried out with the support of local associations and institutions.
DO YOU WANT TO BE PART OF OUR SUSTAINABILITY TEAM AND LEAVE YOUR MARK WITH THE PHE FESTIVAL?!
If you want to be part of our sustainable project and consider yourself a person with motivation, ideas and concern for the environment; If you want to enjoy the festival while being part of the team and taking care of the environment, go to our website and fill in the form to be a volunteer at Phe Festival and create an unforgettable experience.