SunFest makes a serious commitment to the conservation of Palm Beach County’s environment. Through the “SunFest Goes Green Behind the Scenes” environmental program, SunFest incorporates the environment into our event operations. See how SunFest and the Solid Waste Authority of Palm Beach County work together to Recycle Right at SunFest. Check out our short video.
SunFest makes every effort to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and our carbon footprint through the promotion of alternative transportation such as bike valets, group shuttles and pre-paid parking incentives for carpooling.
On the administrative side, SunFest will recruit, schedule and correspond with all volunteers virtually to limit paper use. The entertainment application process is conducted virtually also to eliminate the submission of paper applications.
SunFest rents all equipment on the event site each year, which includes tables, tents, chairs, flooring, and garbage receptacles to promote reuse.
Through SunFest’s efforts, over 500,000 pounds of materials have been recycled during the four-day event. This material consists of corrugated cardboard, plastic and glass.
We go Green Behind the Scenes thanks to our partners at Solid Waste Authority of Palm Beach County.
Thank you to Tellus Products for providing resourced paper products in our VIP areas and Volunteer Headquarters
“At Tellus, our products come from the earth and are returned to the earth… We just borrow them for a short time.
Tellus is a packaging company based in Belle Glade, Florida. Our products are made from U.S. grown plant fibers, including upcycled sugarcane fibers. We blend it and convert it to foodservice packaging products such as plates, bowls, and takeout containers.
Tellus is jointly owned by Florida Crystals Corporation, American Sugar Refining, Inc. (a part of ASR Group) and Sugar Cane Growers Cooperative of Florida, a cooperative of more than 40 mostly family-owned farms that have been proud to carefully cultivate sugarcane and vegetables in Palm Beach County for generations. Our farmers not only produce the sugarcane fiber, one of several plant fibers used to make our eco-friendly products, but also the fresh, homegrown produce that fill the plates at your barbecue.”