June 13, 2015
The 2015 Ithaca Celtic Festival contracted with Impact Earth, Inc. to provide zero-waste event consulting and event services for their Celtic Festival on Saturday, June 13th at Stewart Park in Ithaca, NY. Impact Earth staff and volunteers were responsible for helping patrons sort their event waste into bins using pre-selected categories based on the waste material itself. The goal was to divert waste away from the landfill and into alternative resource streams. This one-day event was attended by approximately 1,750 patrons and generated a grand total of 1,982 pounds of waste materials. Each attendee generated roughly 1.13 pounds of waste, but with the help of Impact Earth, we were able to divert 80.8% of the waste generated from landfills.