FUJI ROCK FESTIVAL '18 | Festival Echo
FESTIVAL ECHO MAKING FUJI ROCK THE CLEANEST FESTIVAL IN THE WORLD AGAIN
"Do it yourself", "Help each other", "Respect nature". Fuji Rock is built by all participants on these three canons to enjoy nature and music. That is Fuji Rock Festival. Fuji Rock strives to lessen its impact on the environment every year through various measures.
Many projects such as the "Enjoy the Forest" are in the works to protect the forest environment around the festival site.
Shifting towards clean energy such as bio diesel recycled from oil waste.
Plates and utensils with the least amount of environmental impact will be used and will be recycled into products that will be used the following year.
Introduce and support small NGO groups who tackle a wide range of issues following the theme of the year.
Fuji Rock Forest Project 2018
It isn't an easy thing to maintain and preserve the lush nature surrounding Naeba where Fuji Rock Festival is held every year. The town of Naeba, the county of Yuzawa and Niigata prefecture, along with the organizers of the festival, Smash, are working towards conserving its environment.
"FUJI ROCK PAPER" MADE FROM THE FORESTS AROUND FUJI ROCK
"Fuji Rock Paper" is made from cut timber as a result of forest maintenance in and around the Yuzawa area that would normally go to waste.
Timber from maintenance of the Boardwalk is also used to make the "Fuji Rock Paper" as a reminder to recycle what we can in order to revitalize the forest.
The Fuji Rock Paper is used for the "Festival Echo" free paper, flyers and official pamphlets. (Support : Chuetsu Pulp Kogyo)"
<< Free Paper「FESTIVAL ECHO」 >>
For more information >>>
"THE BOARDWALK" IS MADE BY EVERYONE
Over 300 volunteers and locals gather every year at the Fuji Rock site to build and keep up the boardwalk which was created for those in wheelchairs to have a stroll in the woods. The "organic" path has been made without the use of machinery or chemicals and has been maintained by the support of many volunteers and locals. Because of the winters snow, the boardwalk needs continual maintance which is done during the "Boardwalk Camp" event.
<< Boardwalk Volunteer Camp! >>
"Boardwalk Camp" is an opportunity to camp on site and work on the boardwalk with other volunteers and locals. Don't miss your chance to pitch in and help out!
[Sat July 14th, Sun July 15th]
Maintenance work and final check, etc. For more information >>> https://www.fujirockersforest.com/
FOREST MAKING FOR FUTURE FUJI ROCKERS BY FUJI ROCKERS
Thinning the Fuji Rock forest helps keep the forest healthy and the wood is reused as chopsticks and official merchandise.
Items available for purchase at the Fuji Rock Forest booths at the main entrance and NGO Village.
<< Fuji Rock Forest Project Official web site >>
"Come see updates on activities, Boardwalk Camp news and other information on Fuji Rock's forest.
For more information >>> http://www.fujirockersforest.com/
"FUJI ROCK FOREST" PROJECT ASSOCIATION
Nigata-ken, Yuzawa-cho, Yuzawa Tourist Association, Yuzawa Onsen Tourist Association, Naeba Tourist Association, Prince Hotel, Chuetsu Pulp Kogyo, Morishitagumi, Miharashiya Ringyo, Smash
NEW POWER GEAR
Since 2005, Fuji Rock has aggressively incorporated clean energy such as biodiesel recycled from oil waste and solar power as part of their "New Power" at various locations around the festival.
FUEL FROM RECYCLED TEMPURA OIL TO REDUCE CARBON DIOXIDE EMISSIONS
FIELD OF HEAVEN、AVALON Recycled fuel is used at generators in certain areas of the Field of Heaven and Kids Land to reduce carbon dioxide emissions.
Solar Power is used at the Avalon Stage
The Avalon Stage was originally powered by solar power. Over the years, the stage grew and now uses both bio diesel and solar power but the PA is still powered by solar energy.
KEEP FUJI ROCK'S THEME SONG "GOING UP THE COUNTRY" BY KIYOSHIRO IMAWANO PLAYING WITH THE BICYCLE GENERATOR!
The rigorous physical challenge will be held once again this year. Keep Fuji's theme song playing with your power. Located at the NGO village, participants will receive original merchandise. Anyone who's physically confident should definitely stop by.
No Garbage Navigation
With the support of iPledge, volunteers and festival goers cooperate to recycle and reuse resources as part of the "Recycling within the event"
No Garbage Navigation >>> http://www.gomizero.org/
Paper cups recycled into toilet paper
The toilet paper in the porta potties within the site is recycled paper cups. With your support, we continue to recycle and reuse every year.
Plates and utensils with the least amount of environmental impact used
Every food and drink vendor on site uses plates and utensils made of non-wood pulp such as sugar cane waste, domestic thinned wood chop sticks that contributes to the regeneration of the forest and biodegradable plastic cups made from 100% organic materials.
The NGO Village features small NGO booths where organizations inform festival goers about social issues such as the environment and human rights. These issues are not someone else's problem. First learn about the issues and then learn how you can help!
NGO VILLAGE >>> http://www.ngovillage.net/
●THIS YEAR'S THEME AND THE 11 PARTICIPATING GROUPS
This year's theme : "Energy & Environment", "International Support", "Human."
This year's theme covers the three topics "Energy & Environment", "International Support", "Human." The 11 groups will cover these issues through presentations of their current projects, activities and exhibitions to convey their message of "Social Issues" in hopes that this will be the first step for you take action yourself.
|Energy & Environment||Renewable Energy Promoting Peoples Forum >>> http://www.repp2015.jp|
|The Atomic Cafe >>> http://acf.main.jp/|
|Citizens' Nuclear Information Center >>> http://www.cnic.jp/|
|NGO Tabularasa >>> http://nporasa.org/|
|Fuji Rock Forrest Project >>> http://www.fujirockersforest.com/|
|International Support||Harmony For Peace >>> http://harmonyforpeace.jimdo.com/|
|Students for a Free TIBET Japan >>> http://www.sftjapan.org/|
|Japan International Volunteer Center >>> http://www.ngo-jvc.net/|
|Human||iPledge >>> http://www.ipledge.jp/|
|Samurai Gakuen SCHOLA·IMAGINE >>> http://www.samugaku.com|
|Kokkai Ondoku! With NOddIN >>> https://believe-j.jimdo.com/|
FUJI ROCK FESTIVAL Environmental Preservation Cooperation
iPledge / rainbow echo / Renewable Energy Promoting People's Forum (REPP) / ITALOH DESIGN / RA -energy design- / BDF Co., Ltd / Echigo Nagaoka Biomass Regional Council / greenapple / MITSUHO Generate / OMNI international Co., Ltd / Camp Yorozu / Connectech / Akita Shoten