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Green Report

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LIB is audited every year on its environmental performance. We perform this audit to track, measure and evaluate our growth and performance, not only to ensure we’re upholding our mission, but also to continue to set and raise the standards for green, environmentally friendly festivals everywhere.

LIB was also evaluated by A Greener Festival from 2010-2013, and due to the initiatives outlined in our Green Report, was the only festival in the United States to win the Outstanding Award all four years. This makes us the Greenest Festival in America!

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Check out the AGF announcement here.

Download the 2013 Green Report Here

Free Water

water2Since 2006 we have been giving away free water and are happy to see other festivals around the world pick up on that trend.
Zero waste, zero shipping, zero cost, good for the health.

We will again be providing free water this year: purchase an LIB water bottle, or bring your own bottle.   Water filters at water stations improve taste and remove any VOCs, sediments, and chlorine.

Plastic bottles will NOT be available for sale.  We also ask that you please not bring them.

Additional Water Initiatives:

•    An on site Environmental Impact Assessment report is performed to ensure our activities do not negatively impact Lake San Antonio
•    Signage educates attendees of the benefits of low-flow toilets and water and shower taps
•    Bathroom faucets are adjusted to low flow settings
•    Greywater from showers is used to control air pollution by spraying it on the grounds dust

Energy

topviewStep 1: Reduce

LIB reduces as much energy use as possible through energy management initiatives.  These include investing in LED stage lighting as much as possible, and using compact fluorescent bulbs in all other areas.  Where possible, we also use solar lights.

Step 2: Renewable Energies

After reducing energy use, we maximize as much renewable energy fuel sources as possible.  This includes biodiesel and solar.  Biodiesel runs our light towers, generators, camping shuttles, and crew vehicles.

We will have a solar cell phone recharging station for attendees to use.

Step 3: Net Zero Energy Through Carbon Offsets

Any energy use we cannot eliminate, we offset through certified carbon offsets. We carefully select the projects we contribute to in when offsetting our emissions, looking for projects that are as local as possible, and verified by the Climate Action Reserve (CAR) to ensure reductions are accurately measured and the project is sustainably managed.

Education

Untitled-16At LIB, we want to change lives.  We want people to not only be inspired at the festival, but to leave and make a big difference at home in their communities.

Our environmental lineup of workshops focuses on easy, low cost, do-it-yourself (DIY) ways that people can lower resource use, driving, purchasing, packaging, and learn to grow their own food and make their own resources.  We’re making it fun, easy and sensible so you can try it all at home!

Our workshops are not just about learning from the facilitator, they are an important venue for bringing together community to connect and discuss new solutions with one another.  LIB is known for being an important community meeting point for starting new projects and revitalizing current ones with new inspirations.

LIB also places a large emphasis on our children, the future leaders of the planet.  Look forward to our wide range of educational initiatives, for people of all types.

GREEN MISSION

WE WANT YOU to Leave It Better, Leave It Beautiful! We want YOU to leave the event with better tools for your life, and leave the land better and more beautiful than you found it. As an integral part of our community, please find ways to "Leave A Positive Trace" from our time together.

Our green workshops and speakers are focused on inspiring empowered action through hands-on projects and thought provoking talks that teach you tools to become healthier and create a more sustainable world, while connecting deeply with nature and the community around us.
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