“Leave it better than we found it”
Our lanterns are 100% biodegradable and specially designed with a short burn and flight time. After the event we retrieve the lanterns from the surrounding desert as well as any pre-existing litter that we find in a one mile radius around the venue.
Our values and Commitments:
Every year we find new ways to reduce waste. Some steps we've taken to reduce and eliminate waste include: free water refill stations, digital tickets, reduced packaging on lanterns, and reduced or eliminated packaging on merchandise items.
Whenever possible we use biodegradable or compostable materials during the event. This includes the lanterns, lantern packaging, cups and plates in our food court, and more.
After the event we retrieve the biodegradable lanterns from the surrounding desert as well as any pre-existing litter that we find in a one mile radius around the venue. Every year we remove an average of two tons of pre-existing liter from the desert in and around the RiSE venue.
Despite our best efforts some carbon impact is inevitable. So as a last resort we purchase carbon offsets for any remaining carbon impact including every generator and vehicle that we use in the setup, execution, and cleanup of the festival. And we encourage participants to purchase carbon offsets for their travel to and from the festival.