Sustainability

Sumfest is committed to environmental efforts that not just support a more sustainable Festival but a better Jamaica. This year we took a long look at our carbon footprint and identified new initiatives that we hope will help minimize our impact and educate our youth on how they can reduce theirs. 
 
See some of our initiatives below and hit us up if you’d like to join us in making this island and planet a better place. 
Hydration Stations
For the first time at Sumfest we will be debuting our Hydration Stations as the first step to eliminate plastic water bottles from the Festival by 2022. 
 
We encourage you to use a reusable water bottle and get your free H20 refills thanks to our partner Catherine’s Peak (logo) or grab one of our SUMCups for only $200 and refill as needed.
How Dare You Programme

We have partnered with NEPA and adopted 10 high schools in St James and Hanover. After seeing Greta Thunberg plea to the UN. Sumfest decided our efforts must start at home with our youth. We will absorb the cost of their environmental club kits, participate in schools visits, offset the costs of a tree for each club to plant and so much more. We are excited to kick off this initiative in 2020.

Beach Clean-Up

We will again be teaming up with Recycling Partners and JET to participate in at least 3 beach clean ups for 2020 including the beach at Catherine Hall where our festival is held.  Who’s with us?

 

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Recycle & Reuse

Sumfest has also partnered with Alligator Head based in Portland. While Recycling partners will be managing the collection of plastics at Reggae Sumfest again this year throughout the week of the festival to ensure that proper recycling practices are met. Our partnership with Alligator Head will be showcasing how recycled plastic can be used to create useful items facilitated by the use of a 3 D printer.

Green Street

You can find Green Street this year in our vendor zone we will feature food vendors who will be selling sustainable eco-friendly and green products.

Light It Up!

We are partnering with Noel McDonald, inventor of the USaveR Bulb made almost entirely from plastic bottles. It is a rechargeable, portable LED lamp and power bank that can provide between 12 and 24 hours of use – We will use these bulbs backstage to power all of our artiste and hospitality tents.
A bit more on the USaveR
It has dual lighting and charging capabilities
It is rechargeable and portable
It is made almost entirely from recycled
plastic bottles.
The USaveR’s bulbs never need to be
replaced and no battery replacement is
needed for up to six years!
It has been developed to be sustainable and
priced to be affordable.

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