Clearly, putting on a huge event is going to have a carbon footprint. We are cognizant of this impact, and are always trying to think of ways to lessen our tracks in the environment. Sustainability is not only a major part of our Poosh brand ethos, but also of Kourt’s personal ethos.
Everything we did while executing this banger was deeply considered. How could we provide provisions for 600 people without putting that many plastic cups, plates and more into the landfill? Luckily, there were some really fantastic companies ready to join forces on this endeavor, so everything we did while producing this four-day event was thoughtful and deliberate.
An abundance of Boxed Water kept everyone hydrated throughout the four days. This brand, in partnership with Poosh, worked with Climate Impact Partners on a charity donation that offset the travel/cost for up to 600 people, reducing a major carbon footprint concern for the whole festival weekend. Together with Poosh, Boxed Water also planted 600 trees via the National Forest Foundation, representing all of the party guests who attended.
So if you were in attendance, we thank you!
Aveda was a major part of our glam squad, and we chose them not only for their incredible Botanical Repair line (desert damage is big), but also because they are the first beauty company to manufacture all products with 100% wind power through renewable energy credits and carbon offsets. All of their hair beads were repurposed vintage (from the actual ‘90s and early aughts!), and Frasier Sterling’s hair beads were made of sustainably sourced glass.
Dolce Glow was another beauty brand with a mission—not only to leave our campers bronzed and glowing, but to create the perfect tan using sustainable and clean ingredients that won’t pollute our waterways.
Plant Botanical provided delicious and light vodka seltzers made from farm-to-bottle sorghum grass. This lush grass is grown in the fields surrounding their family distillery. It’s non-GMO, drought and heat resistant, and takes half the water to grow as corn and wheat. It also makes a healthy crop for animal grazing, doubling its usage on the farm.
Whenever possible, we made sure our camper’s gifts were reusable products and not single use. We included water bottles to refill at Ophora water stations all weekend, thanks to Slip Silk, and we put everything into a super cute, reusable trunk instead of a disposable box.
Lots of delicious bites were available to keep everyone fueled up, which typically leaves behind mountains of waste. In as many vendor bars and food stops as possible we used Repurpose, a female-founded company that makes sustainable essentials like home goods and serving wares that are plant-based, compostable, and made from upcycled materials for a way lower impact.
We also used Charity Leaf serveware, USDA Biobased Certified and made from sustainably-sourced palm leaves which cuts the plastic way down for our hungry (and thirsty) campers and guests.
Lomi was on site, providing compost bins for food waste to reduce our contribution to the landfill.
Even the faux greenery (save the real plants!) had real greenery in mind. Bloomist, who helped create the lush desert oasis for our Aveda hairgarden, has developed their own unique, completely sustainable materials with biodegradable substances and zero plastic or silk. Any plastic that they do use in packaging is 100% recycled virgin PET plastic.
We are always doing our best to align with our own high standards of sustainability. We know there’s more than can be learned and explored, and we take pride in elevating that journey for all our fun events to come.
Up next, be the first to know our weekly content and sign up for our Poosh newsletter.