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As a responsible event organizer, our aim is to ensure we are working to maximize the ways in which our event makes a positive impact, while reducing the negative impact on the environment and community.

Here are some of the things we do to ensure Firefly is a sustainable and responsible festival.

FIREFLY SYNC

Did you know that carpooling can help reduce emissions and contribute to a safe arrival to the festival? It’s true.

Help us keep the Woodlands green by joining the FIREFLY SYNC Carpool Program in partnership with Budweiser Zero and Delaware Highway Safety.

Our carpool program not only benefits our earth but can benefit you too! You and your passengers have the chance to win the grand prize of VIP Firefly Passes for 2 Years!

HOW TO ENTER:

  • Arrive at Firefly with four (4) or more friends inside your vehicle.
  • Decorate your vehicle with “Firefly Sync” however you please. (Minimum 8.5″x11″ paper with the word “Firefly Sync” must be visible. Download "Firefly Sync" graphic HERE.
  • Must be 21+

HOW TO WIN:

  • During the weekend, spotters monitoring the Parking and Camping entrances will randomly approach Firefly Sync vehicles for a chance to draw for a prize so be sure to get creative to make your vehicle easy to spot!
  • Winners are chosen at random times on Thursday through Sunday ending at 3pm.
  • In partnership with Delaware Highway Safety and Budweiser Zero, plan ahead and have a safe journey to Firefly. Drive Sober. Arrive Alive.

CLICK HERE for Official Firefly Sync Carpool Program Rules.

WASTE AND RECYCLING

  • Divert as much waste as possible from landfills and encourage our fans to do the same through our recycling rewards program
  • Leave No Trace - every single item left in the Woodlands is picked up either by our amazing fans or our litter team
  • Partner with Code Purple to collect food, tents, sleeping bags, chairs, air mattresses and many other items left behind in our festival and campgrounds. The goods are then repurposed to benefit the less fortunate throughout the state of Delaware
  • Encourage all fans to bring reusable water bottles and hydration packs that can be filled at one of our multiple bottle fill locations throughout the Woodlands
  • Combat single-use plastic within our catering and festival concession operations

TRAVEL & TRANSPORT

  • Advise all fans to choose greener travel options, such as public transport, shuttles, carpools and arriving by bike or scooter
  • Use sustainably and locally sourced materials, equipment and products, with the aim of reducing travel miles

Water

  • Use fresh water from on site wells rather than being hauled to site, thereby eliminating transport emissions
  • Utilize low flow shower heads at every shower facility in the Woodlands

Energy

  • Build and utilize permanent power sources on the property to minimize our dependency on generators and fuel
  • Maximize energy efficiency, monitor energy use, minimize emissions and prevent pollution
  • When feasible, opt for solar light towers over gas-powered

Local Area Impact

  • Work alongside local stakeholders and local communities who are consulted throughout the planning and operational stages of the festival
  • Develop plans for noise, traffic, ingress and egress to minimize impact on the surrounding communities
  • Provide opportunities for a range of local businesses, operators, suppliers and performers
  • Employment and training opportunities for local colleges and universities

What You Can Do

We’re doing our best to reduce our environmental impact and hope you will join us in our efforts. Here are a few tips to make your visit more environmentally friendly:

  • Consider public transport, shuttles, walking, biking and carpooling to reduce your carbon footprint.
  • Help us increase our recycling rate by adhering to the recycling system and placing all waste and recyclables into the correct designated bins which are labeled throughout the site. If you aren’t sure where to put something, please ask!
  • Bring your own reusable water bottles and hydration packs to help cut down on waste.
  • Use only as many disposable items (e.g., paper towels, napkins, utensils) as you need.
  • Please respect the neighborhood and our neighbors by staying off private property and picking up after yourself.