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A great open-air event with sparse waste, less energy consumption and special soil protection. And thousands of visitors coming by bike.
 

Sfinks Festival, 2002 & 2003

The Sfinks festival near Antwerp is a live world music event. About 50.000 visitors attended this four day event, among which a significant number of families with children. The target group is considered to be open towards mobility and environment management measures. Therefore the festival organisers happily welcomed the Smash-Events initiative.
The measures mainly focused on:
Improved accessibility by public transport and bicycle, introduction of a carpool system
Improved communication on accessibility with sustainable transport modes
Waste prevention
Waste selection
Energy and water saving measures
Soil and nature protection measures
 

Mobility management measures

Combined ticket for Public Transport and entrance
A full night bus service to the surrounding areas could be introduced on Friday and Saturday night. 1,000 to 1,200 people used the public transport services (day and night bus services) operated by the regional transport operator. A combined ticket for public transport and entrance was introduced.
Bicycle parking
A free and guarded bicycle parking was offered on 2 locations. This service was used by 9.000 visitors to the festival and was appreciated throughout the public.
Signposting
Signposting has been put along the main access roads to the festival: separately for cyclists, public transport users (to/from railway station and convenient bus stops) and car users.
Carpool system
A carpool system was introduced: visitors could register via Internet, as well as on the festival ground.
Parking lot
An additional remote parking lot has been realised to limit neighbourhood nuisances.
Information
Sfinks website and Stadsland website with ample information on the environmental measures, promotion of the reuse Sfinks-cup by a SMASH-team, SMASH stand with information on the environmental measures at the event.
 

Waste, energy, water, nature and soil measures

Waste management
Reuse Sfinks-cup could be bought on a free base (visitors could choose between one way cups or the reuse cup), installation of a poster wall at the entrance, no leaflet distribution allowed, part of the waste could be sorted at 15 waste islands.
Energy
Solar energy for heating up water for one of the kitchens, energy efficient diesel groups (Greenpower).
Water
Use of environment friendly detergents for dishwashing, wastewaters directly connected to the collectors and led to the water purification station, mostly water free toilet cabins with biodegrable detergents, water toilets using only 4 litres of water per flush, water saving taps for rinsing the reuse cup.
Nature and soil
Metal driving plates for lorries backstage and wooden boards frontstage on sensitive spots, metals fences to protect trees.
Contact
Traject cvba
Jan Vanseveren: Project co-ordinator, coordinator of the Belgian pilot project

Stadsland vzw

Helene Erauw: Project partner, coordinator of the Belgian pilot project
 
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Traject VIA Ökoinstitut Alto Adige Stadsland FGM-AMOR