What Does It Mean?
Leave no trace behind means picking up after yourself and others. During the duration of the event if you see something on the ground, pick it up and take it back to your campsite or a nearby campsite and throw it away properly. What you bring in, is what you take out.
The Seven Leave No Trace Principles
- Plan ahead and prepare.
- Travel and camp on durable surfaces.
- Dispose of waste properly.
- Leave what you find.
- Minimize campfire impacts (be careful with fire).
- Respect wildlife.
- Be considerate of other visitors.
Why Is This Helpful?
The carbon footprint of festivals can be detrimental. Engaging our community in waste management initiative is the easiest way to combat this. A leave no trace policy not only helps our environment but it is also very useful to the staff by the end of the festival. Four Quarters Farm is a 100 year forest held sacred by members, attendees, and visitors alike. With your help we can maintain these beautiful grounds and practice better habits over all. You can read more about Four Quarters Interfaith here http://www.4qf.org/
What Is The Mad Tea Party Jam’s Policy?
At Mad Tea Party Jam we have limited trash cans available because we believe everyone should have a personal responsibility for their own waste. It’s as simple as putting your beverages in a reusable cup, putting your trash in your pocket or backpack (including cigarette butts), then emptying all of your trash in your trash bag at your campsite. At the end of the festival help clean your campsite and your neighbor’s campsite. Take your trash bag with you and dump it off at the dumpster provided at the gate.