Our ultimate goal with SnowGlobe is to transition into a completely sustainable event -- a dream inspired both by the South Lake Tahoe community's culture of environmentalism and our organization's personal belief in the importance of conscientious and ethical event planning. We're happy to report that with help from our amazing partners at Waste Free Earth and Chris' Cleaning, we've made impressive steps year-over-year towards reaching that goal. A tremendous amount of credit is due to you -- our fans -- for supporting us on our journey. Your passion continues to inspire us.
We're still waiting on final reports from this year's festival, but -- in the meantime -- here are some key numbers from last year's event:
For SnowGlobe 2016, 65% of the waste we generated was diverted away from landfills and into compost and recycling initiatives -- an 11% improvement from the year prior! That 65% is broken down into 18,000 pounds of compostable materials, 23,144 pounds of recyclable material, and 1,377 pounds of donated food.
Read below for details on our new initiatives and programs from this year's event: