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Festival Echo "How Fuji Rock works to protect the environment"

28-Mar-13

Aiming for a 'harmonious coexistence with nature', Fuji Rock Festival works every year to protect the environment.

The issues facing the environment are no longer someone else's problem and must be faced by each and every one of us. The Fuji Rock Festval continues to work for this goal and to lessen the impact the festival has on the environment every year through many different projects.

"What Fuji Rock Does"

Through the creation of Fuji Rock Paper and the barrier free Boardwalk, The Fuji Rock Forest Project works to protect the forestland surrounding the festival venue. The New Power Village, powered by biodiesel fuels created by recycling oil, challenges people to switch to renewable energy sources and the NGO Village informs people and strives to give them a chance to act on a myriad of societal issues.

[FUJI ROCK BOOTH AT EARTHDAY TOKYO 2013]

Earth Day, a day to think and act for our planet. It is an event held every April all over the world to increase awareness for the planet, environment and nature. "Earth Day Tokyo," one of the biggest public festivals in Japan, and recycles tempura oil into biodiesel fuel, as Fuji Rock does, to generate power for the event. Fuji Rock will have a booth at Earth Day Tokyo 2013, a place to express concerns for our planet. Come and get the latest news on Fuji Rock.

●EARTHDAY TOKYO 2013

Date: April 20 (Sat), 21 (Sun)
Location: Yoyogi Park, Shibuya, Harajuku
Earth Day Tokyo » http: //www.earthday-tokyo.org/

[FUJI ROCK FOREST BOOTH]

The booth will introduce the Fuji Rock Forest Project which since 2011 has worked alongside Niigata Pref. and the towns of Yuzawa and Naeba to protect the forestland surrounding the festival venue.
Information on workshops and this year's Boardwalk Camp event will be available and new members can register.
Help us protect the forests surrounding the festival!

[Information for Groups interested in participating at the NGO Village]

The NGO Village area was started in the Avalon Field in 2000 to provide a space for people to discuss issues that face us today but are often not talked about. We are looking for NGO groups who wish to share their views and are looking for an environment to communicate our "task as a community" to festival goers through speaking to other NGO staff and holding work shops.

●Application Information

  • [Dates] July 25th 2013 (Thurs) - July 29th 2013 (Mon)
  • [Location] Fuji Rock Festival Site "New Power Gear Field / Avalon Area"
  • [Closing Date for Applications] April 30th (Fri) Noon

*More information available in application regulations.
Please be sure to read and understand all regulations before applying.
Application Information » http: //www.ngovillage.net/
Contact info: info@ngovillage.net

[Members wanted for Zero Garbage Navigation]

Since 1998, the international youth environmental NGO, "A SEED JAPAN" has been working to keep the festival clean while seperating recyclable resources and is the center of the festival's Zero Garbage Navigation, an initiative to keep Fuji Rock the "cleanest rock festival in the world".
Zero Garbage Navigation is looking for volunteers to keep the festival the cleanest in the world. Volunteers will first be required to take part in orientation.

●Orientation Information

Details available on-line.
Please be sure to read and understand all information before applying.
A SEED JAPAN Website » http: //www.gomizero.org/topics/orientation/index.html
Contact info: info@gomizero.org

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