The Zero to Go event team is thrilled to share the below chart of our results from this year's massive Sheep and Wool Festival at the Dutchess County Fairgrounds in Rhinebeck. We handled 5 zero waste stations over two days at this festival, which brings in 30,000-40,000 people. Here's some photos of our event - more coming soon!
Last year, we did a small pilot program with three stations to show the viability of this sort of program at the Fairgrounds. We collected quite a lot of material, but as you can see, we collected a lot more this year. We were able to do so by working with vendors throughout the festival - picking up their many flattened boxes, large quantities of recyclables, and compost. Our initiative was also highlighted in this story from the Rodale News - read on!
We learned a lot by working with such a large festival, and look forward to doing it again next year!