GREEN SOLUTIONS @ PSY-FI
At Psy-Fi we care about our environment and nature in general. Every
year we find more solutions to reduce our footprint in nature. As we are a
large group of festival goers and workers, we need to be aware of what we
do and we feel it as our task to provide you with the best possible green
solutions we can find.
On the festival you will see the Psyclean crew walking around with their
crew of 60, constantly cleaning up all the trash they can find. They make
sure the area is always as clean as it can be and after the festival is over
we leave it behind always a bit cleaner then how we got it when we first
We don’t allow glass or cans on the festival area. To avoid littering and
injuries and our stages are completely cleaned each night to be fresh in
At the entrance you will get a portable ashtray of a recycled PET bottle,
please use it to help us lower the amount of cigarette buds laying around.
They are harmful to plants and animals.
All the caps on the ashtrays are from recycled PET bottles as well and
screwed on by hand by our volunteers.
You will also receive a compostable garbage bag, please put your trash in
there for us to collect.
Our drinks are served in re-usable cups, made of recycled plastics. We use
a deposit system to make sure all cups are brought back to the bars to be
washed and re-used.
FOOD AND COMMUNITY
On the market street we urge all food shops to serve as much organic and
vegan food as possible, we have handed them a list of local suppliers and
ask them to buy their stock there. We also urge them to use paper or
wooden plates and cutlery, or even better reusables. Buying local foods
saves in logistics (co2) and of course our recommended suppliers are all
checked for fair trade and organic sources by us.
All our crew food is bought from local (organic) suppliers or comes from
our own gardens.
During the entire year that our crew lives and works on our community,
maintaining our materials, building new installations, organizing the
festival, etc. we eat from our own organic vegetable gardens and have a
special agreement with local suppliers to consume what is otherwise
thrown away as the product dates expire.
Our community is warmed by wood fires in the winter and cooking is
done on green gas.
We recycle all decoration and left over materials such as wood, metal,
plastics and lycra and use them either for our next festival or for our
TRANSPORT, FUEL AND CO2
Like last year, all our generators are powered by Ssynfuel+ a unique fuel
that is composed of vegetable oils and other renewable recourses. It
reduces C02 emissions by 89% compared to normal Diesel fuel.
All our vehicles drive on this fuel and our electrical vehicles are charged
by the generators that run on this fuel. Next to this we transport
ourselves on bicycles.
At the festival we offer bike taxis to transport visitors over the festival
and camping area.
We have a water taxi on solar energy to transport visitors from one side of
the festival to the other.
2,50 Euro per parked car on our festival goes to “trees for all” An
organization that has a huge economical, social and ecological value for
local societies by protecting forests and planting new trees in deforested
areas around the globe.
“Trees for all” plants around 3 acres of new forest for us this year, using
your parking money.
We offer extensive transport options, such as shuttle services from the
airport of Amsterdam to the festival, shuttles from Ozora festival and
many countries in Europe such as France, Belgium, Germany and
Hungary. Touring cars are way more C02 efficient then cars so we
encourage you to use them.
We offer a “Psy-Fi” by bike program that allows you to cycle to Psy-Fi in
exchange for a free ticket.
WATER, TOILETS AND COMPOST
Our festivals flushing toilets are being washed and flushed with water
from the lakes, saving tons of drinking water.
Our Dixie toilets (non flushing toilets) are filled with blue liquid,
completely organic that helps to compost the waste. The waste is
collected in a huge septic tank where it composts to be re-used on farm
Our hand washing stations are now hydro washers, an innovative product
that allows you to wash your hands with tiny amounts of water under
high pressure without the use of soap. On average a normal hand wash
takes about one liter, the hydro washer does it with just under 10ml.
We hire an ecologist to help us map out the terrain and tell us where the
local flora and fauna needs to be protected, think of mice, bats, molls,
birds and specific rare species of plants.
We adapt our lighting to the routes that bats fly in the night and make
sure no parking or camping takes place on spots that need protection.
We also hire a company to make a complete analysis of our sound systems
and its impact on nature and neighbors. They create an acoustical rapport
that helps us reduce our impact to a minimum.
Our sound system comes directly from Ozora festival, and is operated by
the same crew, running the exact same system as it is arguably the best
there is. We use it because of the super clear sound and because we can
calculate exactly how the sound will behave in relation to our
environment, hence reducing impact. The negative side effect is that we
need to transport the system from Hungary to Europe in a big truck. We
are looking into hiring electrical trucks for that in the future.
IT’S IN THE SMALL THINGS
In every decision we take, big or small, we ask ourselves the “green”
questions, as an example we did not go for the normal Pvc cable gutters,
but we chose for an alternative of locally produced gutters of recycled
WHAT ABOUT YOU?
There are many more examples to name but most importantly is the fact
that you as our visitor help us think about what you can do as you are a
part of a huge group. So don’t leave your tent behind, take it back home
with you and re-use it next year for example.
We would also like to hear your suggestions for us, maybe you know of
great ways that we are unaware of to make our festival even more green,
so share your ideas with us.