Ultra Music Festival Wins World Sustainability Award

Ultra Music Festival is thrilled to announce that their Mission: Home program has been awarded the prestigious World Sustainability Award. This accolade celebrates the impressive positive impact that the festival’s sustainability team has made in promoting environmental responsibility and reducing waste. The team’s remarkable achievements include diverting 184,000 pounds of waste from landfill and drastically reducing single-use plastic waste, among other accomplishments.

Ultra Music Festival recognizes that sustainability is not just a trend but a vital commitment that can shape the future of the music industry. Through the Mission: Home program, they have taken significant strides towards creating a more eco-conscious and responsible event. Let’s explore the incredible efforts and partnerships that contributed to this well-deserved recognition.

Diverting Waste from Landfill

One of the key achievements of the Mission Home program is the diversion of 184,000 pounds of waste from landfill. This feat demonstrates Ultra Music Festival’s commitment to reducing its environmental impact and promoting sustainable waste management practices.

The sustainability team implemented various strategies to achieve this significant waste reduction. For example, they prioritized recycling and encouraged festival-goers to participate by providing easily accessible recycling bins throughout the venue.

Furthermore, the Mission: Home program emphasized the importance of composting. By partnering with compostforlife, Ultra Music Festival was able to divert organic waste from landfill and turn it into nutrient-rich compost for future use. This holistic approach to waste management demonstrates the festival’s dedication to creating a sustainable and environmentally friendly event.

 Drastically Reducing Single-Use Plastic Waste

Ultra Music Festival has also made significant strides in reducing single-use plastic waste, an issue that plagues many large-scale events. Through the Mission: Home program, they have successfully eliminated a staggering number of plastic items, including 700,000 plastic cups, 646,000 plastic bottles, and 270,000 plastic straws.

One of the instrumental strategies employed by the festival’s sustainability team was the implementation of water refill stations. These stations saved an estimated 605,809 single-use plastic bottles, allowing festival-goers to stay hydrated without contributing to the plastic waste problem.

The Power of Collaboration and Partnerships

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The achievements of the Mission: Home program would not have been possible without the incredible support and collaboration of sustainability partners. Ultra Music Festival extends its gratitude to organizations like Clean Vibes, LLC, Best Beverage Catering, Event Water Solutions, and many others for their invaluable contributions.

Additionally, the festival acknowledges the importance of shoreline cleanup efforts and expresses their appreciation for partners such as CLEAN MIAMI BEACH, Bye Bye Plastic, Debris Free Oceans, and Clean This Beach Up. These partnerships have not only helped raise awareness about the importance of preserving our coastlines but have also actively contributed to the reduction of marine debris.

The Mission Home program has also received support from organizations like CES Power and HOPE Hydration, who have played a vital role in promoting sustainable energy solutions and providing eco-friendly hydration options.

Looking Towards the Future

The World Sustainability Award is a testament to Ultra Music Festival’s commitment to environmental responsibility and sustainability. Through their Mission: Home program and the dedicated efforts of their sustainability team, the festival has set a commendable example for the music industry and beyond.

Ultra Music Festival looks forward to continuing their mission with their partners in 2024 and beyond, striving to create an even more sustainable and environmentally friendly event. Their achievements serve as a reminder that small changes can make a significant impact, and by working together, we can build a more sustainable future for all.

Join Ultra Music Festival 2024 on their journey towards a greener tomorrow, and let’s create a world where music and sustainability harmoniously coexist. Together, we can make a difference.