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Sustainable Tips for Summer Concerts and Road Trips

21.12.2023 4 Minutes
Sustainable Tips for Summer Concerts and Road Trips

Summer is here, and that means it's time to hit the road for some epic music festivals and road trips. While you're rocking out to your favourite tunes, why not show a bit of love to the planet at the same time. 

A little advance prep will mean you can easily make your summer adventures not only unforgettable but also eco-friendly. 

1. Carpool Like You're in a Band

First things first – let's talk about getting there. Instead of each of you driving separately, why not carpool? Round up your concert crew, pile into one car, and hit the road together. Not only does this reduce your carbon footprint, but it also adds to the pre-concert excitement. Plus, you can take turns being the designated DJ, ensuring the journey is just as epic as the destination.

2. Rock a Reusable Water Bottle

Summer concerts can get hot, and road trips can be thirsty business. Instead of contributing to the plastic bottle epidemic, bring your own reusable water bottle. Fill it up at water stations or local businesses along the way to stay hydrated without harming the planet. Bonus tip: personalise your bottle with band stickers for some extra flair.

3. Pack a Green Picnic

Whether you're tailgating before the concert or having a roadside picnic during your road trip pitstop, ditch the single-use plastics. Opt for reusable containers, utensils, and cloth napkins. Pack some fresh, locally sourced snacks to fuel your adventure sustainably. Remember, the earth-friendly vibes start with what you bring to the table – literally!

4. Set Up a Solar-Powered Base

For those camping out at festivals or making a pit stop at a campsite during your road trip, consider going solar. Invest in solar-powered chargers for your gadgets, ensuring your phones stay alive for those crucial Insta moments. Embrace the sun's energy and keep your devices powered up without relying on non-renewable resources.

5. Dance Responsibly – Leave No Trace

At the concert venue, be a responsible fan and follow the "Leave No Trace" principle. Pick up after yourself, use designated trash and recycling bins, and encourage others to do the same. The only footprints you want to leave behind are the ones you've danced into the ground. Mother Earth will thank you.

6. Sustainable Swag

We all love concert merchandise, but let's be real – do you really need another polyester tee that'll end up in the back of your closet? Opt for eco-friendly merch like organic cotton shirts or recycled materials. Show off your favourite bands while being kind to the planet. It's a win-win situation!

7. Hello to Sustainable Period Care

Let's talk about sustainable period care. Periods shouldn't stop you from rocking out or hitting the open road. Enter Hello Period's award-winning range of products – the Hello Disc, Hello Cup (period cups), Hello Undies (which are not only leakproof but hold five times more than single use pads!) and Hello Pads - our super absorbent reusable pads. These eco-friendly alternatives not only reduce waste but also provide a comfortable and reliable period solution. Say goodbye to single-use products and hello to sustainable period care that aligns with your rock 'n' roll spirit.

Hello Disc:

The Hello Disc offers mess-free period protection. It's a flexible and reusable disc that sits at the base of the cervix, collecting rather than absorbing menstrual flow. Comfortable and discreet, it allows you to focus on the music without worrying about leaks or discomfort.

Hello Cup (Period Cup):

The Hello Cup is a game-changer for anyone looking to reduce their environmental impact during their period. Made from medical-grade TPE, it's reusable for years, eliminating the need for disposable pads and tampons. It's comfortable, easy to use, and ideal for those long festival days or road trips.

Hello Undies and Pads:

Say goodbye to traditional pads that contribute to landfill waste. Hello Period's reusable pads are a sustainable alternative that's gentle on both you and the environment. Made from soft, breathable materials, these pads provide a reliable and eco-friendly option for managing your period. 

8. Share the Green Vibes

Spread the word about sustainable living and period care at concerts and on the road. Encourage your friends to join the eco-friendly movement. Share your sustainable tips, and let them know how easy and rewarding it is to make a positive impact on the environment.

So there you have it, fellow gig lovers and road trip warriors – your guide to rocking the green way this summer. Embrace sustainability, reduce your ecological footprint, and let the good vibes resonate not only from the stage but also in the choices you make. It's time to make memories that last, both in your heart and on this beautiful planet we call home. Let the music play, and let the sustainable adventures begin! 🌍🎸