As an iconic event within our community, Byron Writers Festival is striving to becoming an environmental leader in the arts with our approach to sustainability.
We are committed to working with artists, suppliers, crew, volunteers, donors, sponsors and audiences who share our environmental values and are passionate about preserving our region for future generations.
You can join us in our vision to reduce our impacts by following these tips and guidelines
Waste Reduction and Recycling
Byron Writers Festival and our food and coffee vendors are working with local waste warriors Revolve Your World to reduce landfill wherever possible. Information on our waste and recycling system will be available on-site for Festival patrons to follow.
What you can do:
BYO water bottle. Free water refill stations will be available on site. No plastic bottles of water will be available at the Festival.
Watch this space for updates on our BYO/reusable coffee cup system.
Recycle your program guide after you have finished with it (or keep it as momento!)
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If staying in Byron CBD, take the solar train or Festival shuttle bus to and from the Festival site. An updated timetable for the solar train will be available on our travel page close to the time.
Ride a bike to the Festival site if you are able to. It is a short (5km) trip with a dedicated pedestrian/bike track from Byron CBD to Bayshore Drive.
We understand that public transport options are limited so if driving is your only option, opt to carpool with friends or other Festival patrons if you can.
If you plan on flying to and from Byron, please consider participating in your chosen airline’s carbon offset program when purchasing your flights. These programs comply with the Australian Government’s National Carbon Offset Standard (NCOS).