Festival Echo 〜 A festival surrounded by forest, Fuji Rock
An amazing time at Fuji Rock amidst the nature of Naeba.
Fuji Rock Festival implements various measures to lessen the environmental impact the festival has while working for a healthy forest in Naeba.
The festival and also festival goers work hard to keep the forest healthy so we are able to spend a wonderful weekend at the festival once a year.
- Fuji Rock Forest Project
The Fuji Rock Forest Project works to protect forests along with the support of festival goers.
- NEW POWER GEAR
New Power Gear implements clean energy sources to reduce CO2 emmisions which cause global warming.
- Zero Waste Navigation
This project takes garbage produced at the festival and recycles it into materials we can use at the festival.
- NGO Village
The festival supports various NGOs in getting their message out. Applications for space at this summer’s festival are now being accepted.
Make your way to Yoyogi Park this weekend! Fuji Rock taking part in Earth Day Tokyo 2023!
Fuji Rock will be hosting a booth at this year’s “Earth Day Tokyo 2023”, offering information on the festival’s various efforts in protecting the environment.
Be sure to stop by and say hello!
FUJI ROCK FOREST PROJECT 2023
Fuji Rock Festival turns the respect for the forests surrounding the venue into action to protect them alongside Niigata prefecture, the towns of Yuzawa and Naeba, and the many supporters who come to Fuji Rock in the Fuji Rock Forest Project.
Disposable chopsticks created from the forests surrounding the festival
Chopsticks made from cedar trees thinned from the forests surrounding the festival venue are made available at the festival.
“FUJI ROCK PAPER” made using trees cut during thinning of forests
With cooperation from the Chuetsu Pulp & Paper Company, paper is made using trees felled during thinning of the forests surrounding the festival venue for use and sale at the festival. The paper is also used in publishing the festival’s official free newsletter, “Festival Echo”, posters and flyers. By thinning the forests, the trees left are given ample space to fully grow and lets sunlight into the forest floor making the overall forest healthier.
Enjoy the forest at the “BOARDWALK”
Spanning a distance of 1.4km in the festival is a boardwalk made of lumber from the surrounding forests by festival volunteers and elevated to protect the forest floor is barrier free boardwalk.
Fuji Rock Forest Project Organizing Council
Niigata Prefecture, Yuzawa Town, Yuzawa Town Tourism Association, Asagai Neighborhood Association, Naeba Tourism & Hotel Association, Seibu-Prince Hotels Worldwide, Chuetsu Pulp & Paper Co., Morishita-gumi, Kobayashi Industries, Smash Corp.
NEW POWER GEAR
「Reduce Global Warming Impact by Reducing CO2!」
With abnormal weather events impacting the globe, Japan is aiming to be carbon neutral by 2050. We cannot leave it up to governments and corporations to achieve this goal. Each and every one of us must do what we can to reduce our carbon footprint. Help reduce the festival’s CO2 output!
- The festival is working to reduce CO2 emissions in part by using recycled tempura oil as bio-diesel to power.
Gomi Zero Navigation
「Recycle Fuji’s Garbage at Fuji Rock!」
The festival is working with the NPO, iPledge, towards making society one that regards “Garbage = Resource”. We work to recycle as much of the garbage at the festival as possible.
Check out the garbage bags made from rice!
The garbage bags the festival distributes at the festival entrance are made from rice that is no longer fit for consumption and crushed rice from producers of rice crackers. These rice products cannot be used for livestock feed and would be otherwise disposed of. New technology is used to upcycle these rice products into a form of plastic. This new resource is a challenge undertaken by Fuji Rock Festival which is held in Niigata Prefecture which is famous for its world class rice.
「Support NGO’s working to make society a better place!」
The festival has a “NGO Village” where organizations working for global environmental issues, forest protection, and world peace. The festival is providing a place where audience members can be informed about issues facing the world today.
Applications for space at this year’s NGO Village are now being accepted. Please check the NGO Village official website for more details. ▸ 《https://ngovillage.net/》