Ultra’s ‘Mission: Home’ Is a Leader in Festival Sustainability
After successfully implementing 30 different sustainability initiatives this year, Ultra’s Mission: Home has anchored itself as the most extensive sustainability program across America’s leading electronic music festivals.
Ultra launched its Mission: Home sustainability program in 2019 with the intent of decreasing its environmental impact. The 2022 festival, held March 25-27 at Miami’s Bayfront Park, executed waste reduction initiatives such as water refill stations and bans on styrofoam as well as certain single-use plastics and bioplastics.
Across both 2019 and 2022, Mission: Home has ensured that more than 1.1 million plastic items have been eliminated from entering the waste stream and diverted more than 128,000 pounds of waste from landfills. In addition, Mission: Home went a step further in waste diversion by donating about 2,800 meals in food rescue to local homeless outreach centers.
The objectives of Mission: Home’s ambitious initiatives include waste reduction, pollution prevention, nature preservation, community engagement, and climate action (added in 2022). The festival has partnered with renowned energy experts such as ZAP Concepts and Climate Futures to verify climate impact and provide opportunities to further reduce their carbon footprint.
With each passing year, Ultra continues to utilize the power of its platform to spread this vital message. It’s a reminder to attendees, both locally and globally, of their responsibility to the planet.