2017/6/30
Festival Echo Fuji Rock Supporting Environmental Preservation

Every year at Fuji Rock, we aim for a “Symbiosis of Music and Nature,” and take steps to alleviate the effects the event has on the environment as well as participate in other conservational activities for the future of our planet.

FUJI ROCK FOREST PROJECT

Many projects such as the “Enjoy the Forest” are in the works to protect the forest environment around the festival site.

NEW POWER GEAR

Shifting towards clean energy such as bio diesel recycled from oil waste.

RECYCLING WITHIN THE EVENT

Plates and utensils with the least amount of environmental impact will be used and will be recycled into products that will be used the following year.

NGO VILLAGE

Introduce and support small NGO groups who tackle a wide range of issues following the theme of the year.


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Fuji Rock Forest Project 2017

Many “Enjoy the Forest” projects such as the “Fuji Rock Paper” and maintenance of the “Boardwalk” are in the works with cooperation from the locals in order to maintain and protect the area around the festival site.

“FUJI ROCK PAPER” MADE FROM THE FORESTS AROUND FUJI ROCK

“Fuji Rock Paper” is made from cut timber as a result of forest maintenance in and around the Yuzawa area that would normally go to waste.
Timber from maintenance of the Boardwalk is also used to make the “Fuji Rock Paper” as a reminder to recycle what we can in order to revitalize the forest.
The Fuji Rock Paper is used for the “Festival Echo” free paper, flyers and official pamphlets. (Support : Chuetsu Pulp Kogyo)”

<< Free Paper「FESTIVAL ECHO」 >>
For more information >>> >http://www.fujirockfestival.com/news/?id=3401

“THE BOARDWALK” IS MADE BY EVERYONE

Over 300 volunteers and locals gather every year at the Fuji Rock site to build and keep up the boardwalk which was created for those in wheelchairs to have a stroll in the woods. The “organic” path has been made without the use of machinery or chemicals and has been maintained by the support of many people.
While working on the boardwalk, the volunteers also work to maintain and preserve the forest in the vicinity.

<< Boardwalk Volunteer Camp! >>
The Boardwalk“Boardwalk Camp” is an opportunity to camp on site and work on the boardwalk with other volunteers and locals. Many people have already taken part this year.
For more information >>> https://www.fujirockersforest.com/

FOREST MAKING FOR FUTURE FUJI ROCKERS BY FUJI ROCKERS

We need your help to make the forest of Fuji Rock a cozy and fun environment. Become a supporter and help us create our forest. For more information, visit the NGO village or the entrance gate booth.

<< Fuji Rock Forest Project Facebook Page >>
“Come see updates on activities, Boardwalk Camp news and other information on Fuji Rock’s forest.
For more information >>> https://www.facebook.com/fujirockersforest

“FUJI ROCK FOREST” PROJECT ASSOCIATION

Nigata-ken, Yuzawa-cho, Yuzawa Tourist Association, Yuzawa Onsen Tourist Association, Naeba Tourist Association, Prince Hotel, Chuetsu Pulp Kogyo, Morishitagumi, Miharashiya Ringyo, Smash

<< Fuji Rock Forest Project >>
For more information >>> http://www.fujirockersforest.com/


NEW POWER GEAR

NEW POWER GEAR

Since 2005, Fuji Rock has aggressively incorporated clean energy such as biodiesel recycled from oil waste and solar power as part of their “New Power” at various locations around the festival.

FUEL FROM RECYCLED TEMPURA OIL TO REDUCE CARBON DIOXIDE EMISSIONS

FIELD OF HEAVEN、AVALON Recycled fuel is used at generators in certain areas of the Field of Heaven and Kids Land to reduce carbon dioxide emissions.

NEW POWER GEAR

SOLAR POWER IS USED AT THE AVALON STAGE

The Avalon Stage was originally powered by solar power. Over the years, the stage grew and now uses both bio diesel and solar power but the PA is still powered by solar energy.

KEEP FUJI ROCK’S THEME SONG “GOING UP THE COUNTRY” BY KIYOSHIRO IMAWANO PLAYING WITH THE BICYCLE GENERATOR!

The rigorous physical challenge will be held once again this year. Keep Fuji’s theme song playing with your power. Located at the NGO village, participants will receive original merchandise. Anyone who’s physically confident should definitely stop by.


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No Garbage Navigation

With the support of iPledge, volunteers and festival goers cooperate to recycle and reuse resources as part of the “Recycling within the event”
No Garbage Navigation >>> http://www.gomizero.org/

PAPER CUPS RECYCLED INTO TOILET PAPER

The toilet paper in the porta potties within the site is recycled paper cups. With your support, we continue to recycle and reuse every year.

PLATES AND UTENSILS WITH THE LEAST AMOUNT OF ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT USED

Every food and drink vendor on site uses plates and utensils made of non-wood pulp such as sugar cane waste, domestic thinned wood chop sticks that contributes to the regeneration of the forest and biodegradable plastic cups made from 100% organic materials.


NGO Village

NGO Village

NGO Village

Fuji Rock has supported global environmental preservation groups such as “Future Forest” who plant trees all over the world and the international charity group Global Group whose goal is to stop global warming. In 2000, the “NGO Village” was started within the Avalon field to support not only the large global groups but the relatively smaller NGO groups who’s focus ranges a variety of issues. Through a grass roots approach, their aim is to communicate “Social Issues” to the festival goers.
NGO VILLAGE >>> http://www.ngovillage.net/

THIS YEAR’S THEME AND THE 12 PARTICIPATING GROUPS

This year’s theme : “Energy & Environment”, “International Support”, “Human.”
This year’s theme covers the three topics “Energy & Environment”, “International Support”, “Human.” The 12 groups will cover these issues through presentations of their current projects, activities and exhibitions to convey their message of “Social Issues” in hopes that this will be the first step for you take action yourself.

Energy & Environment Renewable Energy Promoting Peoples Forum >>> http://www.repp2015.jp
The Atomic Cafe >>> http://acf.main.jp/
Water Aid Japan >>> http://www.wateraid.org/jp
Citizens’ Nuclear Information Center >>> http://www.cnic.jp/
Shy Flower Project >>> http://shyflowerproject.com
Fuji Rock Forrest Project >>> http://www.fujirockersforest.com/
International Support Harmony For Peace >>> http://harmonyforpeace.jimdo.com/
Students for a Free TIBET Japan >>> http://www.sftjapan.org/
Calcutta Rescue >>> http://www.calcuttarescue.org/
Worldship Orchestra >>> http://world-ship.org/orchestra/
Human iPledge >>> http://www.ipledge.jp/
Samurai Gakuen SCHOLA·IMAGINE >>> http://www.samugaku.com

FUJI ROCK FESTIVAL Environmental Preservation Cooperation

iPledge / rainbow echo / Renewable Energy Promoting People’s Forum (REPP) / ITALOH DESIGN / RA -energy design- / BDF Co., Ltd / Echigo Nagaoka Biomass Regional Council / greenapple / MITSUHO Generate / OMNI international Co., Ltd / Camp Yorozu