Our team is constantly working hard behind the scenes year round to ensure we employ a full range of environmental measures to maintain the safe keeping of the land and the animals, flora and fauna that inhabit the Lost Paradise site.
Our aim to minimise any negative environmental impact of the festival. We have attempted to cover the main sustainable measures taken by Lost Paradise and our main suppliers, to reduce impact in 2018 and beyond.
Our biggest challenge hands down is the large items left behind in the campgrounds by attendees. Festivals worldwide are experiencing this with tents, marquees, eskies, chairs, inflatables and couches left behind by campers. These items go straight to landfill.
Don’t be the dickhead that leaves their tent behind.
We are heading back to nature to celebrate her beauty and welcome in the new year. Please take note of the practices we have in place to minimise the impact on our environment. These sustainability programmes help keep the festival site safe and clean and ensures only footprints are left behind. Bring a re-useable water container and use the free water stations throughout the entire site. Please pre-pack your food in reusable items instead of single-use plastics and avoid packaging that creates a lot of waste. Be a good earthling and participate enthusiastically in our recycling program. Don’t be a butthead–dispose of your cigarette butts in allocated vessels or in the appropriate rubbish bins.
LOST PARADISE GREEN INITIATIVES + YOUR CONTRIBUTION = A GREENER, MORE AWESOME FESTIVAL
LOST PARADISE PART
|We provide the paradise, head back to nature to celebrate her beauty||If you see waste on the ground, pick it up and put it in a bin!
Show others what is takes to be part of the Lost Paradise community.
Respect our furry friends – stay in designated camp areas and don’t harass the wildlife.
|Easy to use waste system and hand sorting of all waste. We aim to keep as much waste as possible out of landfill this year.||Sort all your festival waste into the bins provided.
For your camping equipment if YOU BRING IT IN PLEASE TAKE IT HOME! Leave space in your car to take your camping gear home, everything must go especially bulky items like tents, chairs, eskys and other camping equipment. A tent is for life not just for a festival…
|Waste stations with options for recycling bottles, containers, food scraps and packaging||Be a good earthling and participate enthusiastically in our recycling program. Use the bins provided to compost and recycle as much as possible, and if you’re a smoker please bin your butts!
1. COMPOST: food scraps, food packaging, napkins, cutlery.
2. RECYCLING: cans, plastic bottles and containers, cardboard and paper (we have a NO GLASS on site policy!)
3. LANDFILL: otherwise known as a complete waste of natural resources, the party will be long over and this stuff will still be hanging around… with your help we can reduce this as much as possible!
|Waste bags for campers||Clean your campsite, bag up your waste using the bags provided and bring them to a recycling station. Extra bags are available at the recycling stations.|
|Dance floor clean ups||If the music stops grab a bag and clean up the ground. Once it’s clean the music keeps on playing.|
|Water refill stations||Bring a water bottle|
|Delicious food and drinks or BYO food||Reusable cups, plates, utensils. Coordinate with friends. Bring food products unpackaged or in reusable containers.|
|Join the Earth Warrior team||Volunteer to help out with our sustainability initiatives (and get a free ticket to the festival!)|
|Help!||If you need help just ask us!|
* The Earth Warriors will be out in force at Lost Paradise 2018, mounting daily campsite cleanups and dance-floor patrols to make sure no Waste Invaders are allowed to escape. In particular, a D-Day campaign will be launched at the festival close to make sure no Waste Contamination is left behind. This includes large-scale Invaders such as tents, eskies, marquees and other abandoned resources. All operations will all be launched from E.W. HQ, the homebase where all Earth Warriors are supercharged with sustainable workshops, events and jams.
* Want to go a step further and become an Earth Warrior at Lost Paradise this year?
“Ask not what your Earth can do for you – but what YOU can do for your Earth!”
The Earth Warriors are recruiting volunteers for Lost Paradise 2018 – and we need YOU!! If saving the planet is something you’re passionate about, get in touch via firstname.lastname@example.org with EARTH WARRIORS in the subject line
* Reduce waste to landfill and turn organic waste into a productive resource. Our partner in all things sustainability is Green Connect, a social enterprise – a different kind of business. Green Connect we work to:
* Grow and distribute local, seasonal, chemical free food
* Create jobs opportunities, particularly for former refugees and young people
Through this partnership Green Connect provided employment 53 people from a refugee background and kept 10.6 tonnes of waste out of landfill at Lost Paradise 2016.
Your enthusiastic participation in these sustainability measures ensure that festival space really does remain a paradise on earth.
QUOTES & REVIEWS
“Lost Paradise was like a big backyard party that just spiralled out of control; in the best way possible. A beautiful setting, a lovely cool river to swim in (or to hold an unofficial mini rave, as the case turned out), an entire corner of the grounds devoted to yoga and meditation and relaxation, and barely a bright neon flashing alcohol sponsorship logo to be seen, it carried the casual and laidback vibe of a much smaller festival — while still attracting some of the country’s most exciting and beloved live acts.”
– HUFFINGTON POST
“Lost Paradise is the nuanced, well-rounded, quiet achiever of Aussie festivals; big enough to deliver on the great acts, but small enough to still have an air of intimacy about it.”
– MTV TRAVEL
“I had such a good time at Lost Paradise! It’s one of the coolest festivals I’ve been to. I loved playing the Lost Disco stage, the atmosphere was wicked, the decoration was class and the lit up signs the crowd brought with them, added to it too.
After my set I went on the dancefloor with a few of my mates and saw the new year in listening to Jackmaster & Jasper James, was a memorable new year!”
– Patrick Topping
“Lost Paradise was a totally unique festival, nothing like it in Australia. Thank you to everyone who made it such a beautiful place.”
– RÜFUS DU SOL
“The thing that really makes this festival shine is without a doubt the sheer variety of acts in that world class lineup. Dense, ambitious, and not afraid to throw in a few curve balls, Lost Paradise is much more than your average doof, but a playground for all, no matter what your age or musical alignment.”
“Keep doing what you’re doing! Such an amazing, intimate festival. Felt like everyone there was one big family. Had a really amazing feel – everyone was supportive and comfortable and wanted each other to have a fabulous time.”
– JANICE MULLER, LOST PARADISE TRIBE
“You escape the city, the smog and traffic, and lose yourself in a forest for a weekend, to the soundtrack of cicadas and a bubbling creek and some of your favourite music. Lost Paradise is one of the more beautiful festivals currently on the calendar”
– Huffington Post
“I remember the first time I played this festival I went for a walk around and thought, ‘this is the kind of festival that if I wasn’t working at I’d go to’. Last year after I played I walked around out the front to see Motor City Drum Ensemble and my feelings were the same – I’d happily do it again…”
– TOUCH SENSITIVE
“One of the most magical spots we’ve ever played in Oz and a night complimented by generous staff and hospitality that really looked after us. A show we’ll never forget”
– STICKY FINGERS
“This is one of the best and most organised events I’ve attended (and I’ve been to a lot!) and whoever curated the masterclasses did a brilliant job of taking us out of our comfort zones. “
“….I love to dance, dress up boho-style and get out of the big smoke once in a while. Lost Paradise was all this and more – right on our doorstep.”
– Lisa Messenger, Editor-In-Chief, Collective Hub
“Re-awaken your sense of wanderlust and adventure with the festival’s secret hideaways, glittering late night discos, and inspirational art and performance”
No1 NYE 2017/8 Event in the World – Buzzfeed
“Deep in enchanted bushlands it’s always a super diverse line up of DJs and acts playing to an audience down to dance all night. One of my favourite festies to play and attend. Topping off the year on a high note.”
-Shantan Wantan Ichiban
“It’s fun, silly and beautiful, all at once, and hasn’t yet failed to serve up a good time.”
– Huffington Post