Carnaval de Bahidorá is also a place for questioning individual and collective practices affecting the environment. We present an event model by which we take responsibility for any negative environmental and social impact the Carnaval may cause due to its proportions.
As a result, Green Music Initiative gave us its recognition in 2018, thus making Bahidorá the first Mexican and Latin American festival to receive it.
GMI is an organization that evaluates and rewards environmentalist strategies implemented by massive international festivals. From this task emerges a cluster of environment experts who design and develop innovative eco-friendly forms of producing and entertaining.
The following is the sustainability program we, together with Impact0, assembled to measure, regulate and assess the Carnaval’s fundamental activities.
We require your empathy and support to partake in the following compromises:
- Do not throw garbage or cigarette butts outside the bins or cigarette receptacles throughout the park.
- Sort your waste when you go throw it in the bins; make sure you depose of it under the correct bin, visibly marked by the Carnaval’s waste sorting iconography.
- Help in picking up out-of-place trash and deposing of it in its corresponding bin.
- You must keep your trash in a bag or backpack, prior to depositing it in its corresponding bin, to avoid leaving trash on the ground.
- Campers must avoid leaving their trash and belongings behind: #LeaveNoTrace.
The Carnaval’s General Coordination commits to the following set goals:
- To measure, reduce and compensate for the carbon footprint, for the sixth time in a row, since our energy consumption and transport generate almost 100% of CO2 emissions. This is achieved by purchasing carbon credits.
- To offer and promote collective transport alternatives to the Carnaval in order to reduce carbon emissions.
- To control the use of supplies, installations and activities that entail environment-harmingmaterials, and to foster the sole use of recyclable, compostable or secondhand materials.
- To reduce attendees’ and staff’s waste generation by 25% compared to the previous year.
- To make sure all beverages and food are served in compostable, biodegradable or recyclable containers during production week and at the festival itself. Styrofoam and non-recyclable plastic use is strictly forbidden, which is why our food suppliers adhere to these Sustainability Team specifications.
- To ensure a sustainable destination for 100% of the Carnaval’s waste.
- To reduce pollution in the river by encouraging environmentally-conscious use and sale of cosmetics at the Carnaval.