I recently attended Peats Ridge Festival for New Years Eve. It was a great opportunity to escape the city, celebrate the turning of the years and importantly do this without generating a great deal of waste. The festival had some great ideas for reducing waste and impact on the environment, some of those being:
- recycle, recycle, recycle – divided into compost, recycle (cans, bottles etc) and landfill
- plates and cutlery made from palm litter
- pit compost toilets, they were surprisingly cleaner and with less odour then the “Kenny” style porta-loos
- minimum impact transport alternatives ie bus, train, bike etc
All in all a fantastic experience – the music line up included Hermitude, Pivot, Firehouse, Resurrectors Ras Ronnie, King Tide, Afro Moses, kid Confucius and many, many, many more.
But what can we, as electronic designers, developers do to reduce our impact on the environment? Read the rest of this post »