Craft and Cuisine
Craft and Cuisine
This is the second year that JazzReggae will feature free water refilling with Event Water solutions at the festival. Event Water partners with music festivals and other large events all over the U.S. and Canada to provide guests with free, unlimited, filtered drinking water. In 2013 alone, Event Water teamed up with 153 separate events and refilled more than 5 million bottles! Bringing these water refilling stations to JazzReggae was a crucial step for sustainability at the festival: at the 27th annual festival we were able to dramatically divert our plastic bottle waste providing attendees with more than 4,000 refills over the course of the weekend. This year, we are aiming for an even higher count - look out for our two snazzy refill stations and make sure to bring a reusable bottle or to purchase a custom, sustainable bottle at our merchandise tent!
JazzReggae brings a wide array of exciting and diverse food vendors each year. The sustainability team works hard to ensure that each vendor follows a series of guidelines in order to pursue a nearly zero-waste goal. Vendors use solely recyclable and compostable cutlery, plates and cups and avoid plastic bottles, sauce packets. Our festival features waste, recycling and composting bins throughout the grounds to ensure we create as small of a waste footprint as possible. Another exciting element of our zero-waste plan involves recycling leftover cooking oil. JazzReggae is partnering with Biotane Fuels to pick up vendor cooking oil to convert to biodiesel.
Global Inheritance is a unique nonprofit organization that is involved with hundreds of events around the country, using creative, cause-based projects to convey the importance of sustainability and social action.
This year, the exciting Energy Playground will be returning featuring energy-generating seesaw, swing sets and a human hamster wheel! The fun doesn’t just end with playing on the equipment - the energy generated while playing powers a snow cone machine! The Energy Playground demonstrates the capabilities of alternative energy while providing a memorable experience for people of all ages.