As a two-time winner of Festival of the Year at Academy of Country Music Awards (ACM Awards), saving the oceans and shifting to more sustainable habits is something we all want to do, but where do we start? This question can be daunting when wanting to make lifestyle changes to help our oceans. It’s nice to have a little education on how you can make a difference! This is what Conservation Village at TMF is all about – educating fans on conservation initiatives, lifestyle changes, and raising awareness for the protection of our oceans. We will be joining 20+ other leaders in ocean conservation to deliver simple, unique ways fans can help save our oceans.

Tortuga Music Festival has grown over the past eight years to become one of the largest music festivals in the world. With this growth, the conservation efforts have grown as well. A few of the on-site efforts this year will include:

Minimizing Waste and Reducing Single Use Plastics:

  • Festival Wide recycling
  • Food vendors using biodegradable serviceware that decomposes within 27 weeks in a landfill.
  • Provide free water refill stations. Fans will be encouraged to bring and use their own refillable water bottles.
  • No plastic water bottles. Fans can refill their reusable water bottles at a water refill station or Liquid Death Mountain Water in aluminum cans will be available for purchase.
  • No plastic straws. We have a straws by request only policy, substituting plastic straws with ocean friendly paper straws. o   Donation of all leftover food.

Supporting Sustainable Food Systems:

  • Tortuga is committed to only serving sustainable seafood. This means that any seafood item served at the festival must be caught or farmed in environmentally responsible ways. Vendors must source seafood that is listed as a “Best Choice” or “Good Alternative” by The Monterey Bay Aquarium Seafood Watch program.
  • Additionally, we are committed to only serving meats raised without the use of antibiotics and produce that has been sourced from within 200 miles of the festival site. This is in order to support the local community and promote positive animal welfare practices.

Encouraging Alternative Transportation:

  • Fans will be encouraged to take advantage of alternative transportation options that reduce the emissions associated with fan travel to and from the festival such as ride-sharing and water taxis.

If you or someone you know will be at this year’s Tortuga Music Festival, come see us and learn how you can help #RockTheOcean!