This Earth Day, the Florida festival Okeechobee celebrated 5 years of successful sustainable and socially conscious actions. The festival began in 2016 and has prioritized having a positive impact on the environment and local communities since its inception.
Positive impacts, as stated in a press release, include:
- More than $420,000 monetary donations to local Okeechobee County nonprofit organizations
- 17,395 pounds of food rescued and donated to the Treasure Coast Food Bank (this equates to 26,500 meals for local community members)
- 15,800 pounds of reusable goods rescued and donated to “Thank You For Your Service”, an organization that helps local homeless veterans
- 21,049 positive social actions made in Participation Row
- 4,685 festival attendees registered to vote via HeadCount
- 100,000 plastic straws saved from landfills
Okeechobee is a partnership between Soundslinger and Insomniac, now operating as Okeechobee Experience, founded on the principles of community, creativity, spirituality, love, and respect. The camping festival is held in March each year at Sunshine Grove in Okeechobee, Florida. Past headliners include Rezz, Tame Impala, Porter Robinson, and Clozee. Read more about their commitment to sustainability and social activism here.
images from Okeechobee