SEDONA YOGA FESTIVAL & ZERO WASTE
World-class presenters, workshops and artists are key elements in making this an unforgettable, life-changing experience. To keep the magic alive and deepen the positive impact on our community and our world, our commitment to ecological sustainability is at the core of the choices we make as festival organizers.
As attendees, we know you come here to be part of something amazing; with your help, we will continue creating a leading industry yoga conference that will change the way we celebrate life at the deepest level.
Why Zero Waste?
Our last post talked about the importance behind the Zero Waste movement. For us at SYF, we realize that our health is intrinsically linked to the health of the planet and all beings. We are blessed to join together for a weekend deepening our practices of wellness and mindfulness, and we believe that environmental stewardship is an essential way to give back to this place, this community and this precious life that gives us so much.
How is SYF going Zero Waste?
We’re honored and excited to be taking a lot of steps toward environmental stewardship this year. Here are a few of our major initiatives, including our fabulous partners and sponsors whose support and collaboration are instrumental in our success:
An essential part of Zero Waste is taking responsibility for the inevitable “waste” we produce. This year, we’ll be setting up Resource Recovery Stations where we’ll feature Compost, Recycling and Waste bins — the goal is to Recover as much material as possible, composting and recycling first, and sending as little as possible to the landfill.
ZERO WASTE GUIDE
We’ve put together a Zero-Waste guide to help you pack your bag and prepare for your amazing journey;
Reusable Water Bottle
Hydration is a no-brainer at a Yoga festival in the desert! Staying hydrated can be an act of love for ourselves and our earth when we choose to refill bottles made from non-toxic, up-cycled material.
SYF boasts incredible festival cuisine, and we are proud to have vendors who are as excited as we are to create dining experiences that are not only delicious, but healthy for people and planet alike. Though we request that all our vendors adhere to strict guidelines and use compostable and recyclable materials, imagine how clean our festival will be if each attendee brought the following items — talk about Zero Waste!
• Wide-Mouth Mason Jar
• Insulated Thermos for hot liquids
• Reusable Utensils
• Cloth Napkin // Bandana
• Bamboo//Metal Straw
The ritual of cleansing is a central aspect of our Yoga practice, and we certainly want to stay clean and healthy as we share time and space together. We are thankful to have the support of Sedona Compost to provide an ecological solution for used paper towels, but again, we’ll practice R#2 — Reduce first, wherever possible.
• Biodegradable Soap
• Recycled//Organic Toothbrush
• Ecologically sound Toothpaste
For carrying your Zero Waste kit to and fro 🙂
With every choice we make, we are given the opportunity to make the world a better. Thank you for joining us on the journey toward Zero Waste.
Jo and the SYF Zero Waste Team