What We Do
With GRÜN ROCKT! we have been making Southside greener since 2013. Less rubbish, less waste, less electricity and water consumption and we’re even tackling the carbon footprint of travelling to the event!
Do you have any questions or suggestions about sustainability? Then we’d be happy to hear from you via firstname.lastname@example.org.
To find out more about the latest developments in sustainability and social commitment you can reach out to the NGOs at the festival and take part in their activities. Southside is a great place for going green!
After Southside is before Southside – we are constantly trying to improve our processes and make the festival a bit more sustainable. While we are busy making plans for the next few years, take a look at the results we have achieved with GRÜN ROCKT! in 2019.
Let's do our best to ensure that everybody feels like an equally important part of the festival and can enjoy their time here round the clock. Look out for one another!
Solidarity is important in any situation. In an emergency, however, it counts all the more. We will keep you updated throughout the festival as needed (severe weather or similar) on our different festival communication channels (festival app, Facebook, Twitter, CampFM, video walls or the festival websites).
To ensure that everybody feels safe at all times, we would ask you to please look out for one another and support each other in difficult situations.
Simply being at “Grün Rockt!” is not enough, you want to take an active part? You are a member of an NGO, a charity, an initiative or organisation and committed to socially or ecologically sustainable goals? We want to offer your and our green causes a stage and would be happy to have you here with your project. Contact us on email@example.com.
Green rocks, single-use plastic doesn't
Single-use plastic products such as straws, cutlery and stirrers have been banned from sale since 2020 for good reason and have also been banned from our production chains for some time.
Do your bit and leave plastic confetti and cutlery at home! For all these products there are now great alternatives made out of environmentally friendly materials.
The returnable cup system has been helping to reduce waste for many years. You get your drinks in uniform-looking returnable cups that can simply be reused. In the backstage areas, we will increasingly switch to reusable containers from 2022.
All staff members and crews are entitled to one free reusable water bottle per person, which can be refilled at free water dispensers throughout the festival grounds.
Viva Con Agua
Since 2008, Viva con Agua has had a presence at our festivals. Water scarcity is one of the greatest social problems of the 21st century. That is why Viva con Agua de Sankt Pauli e. V. is committed to WASH projects (WASH = water, sanitation, hygiene) worldwide. Goal: To enable people in developing countries to have access to clean drinking water, sanitation, hygiene facilities and training.
Do you want to take responsibility both for the environment and social causes? Then simply donate your returnable cup to our partner Viva con Agua. Just look out for the Viva con Agua supporters and their blue cup bins or drop by the Viva con Agua information booth to learn more about the WASH projects!
Click here or more information about Viva con Agua.
Biotopes and nature reserves
Many of the areas around GewerbePark and the aerodrome are major biotopes and nature reserves. To protect the animals and plants that live there, we put up fences every year and take any violations very seriously! Anyone caught entering or littering these areas, will risk at least a yellow card, if not being evicted!
Be fair to nature and stay on the marked trails, keep your hands off the fences and please use the bags and rubbish pens provided for your litter.
"All for loos! Loos for all!" – Goldeimer's artfully designed dry toilets support global sanitation projects with your contribution. In addition to all the comforts a toilet has to offer, the loo camps also offer reading material, music and the legendary “Superflitzer” game, so you’ll never need to worry about being bored there.
The whole thing works almost without water and especially without chemicals. You can support the nonprofit organisation by purchasing a flat rate for the entire festival or by making a small contribution for single use.
To find out more about Goldeimer here.