Pride Winnipeg is keeping its carbon footprint in mind for this year’s festival, as the event undertakes a variety of green initiatives.
“By making a few changes for the 2017 festival, we were able to recycle three times as much as we did in 2016,” said Jonathan Niemczak, president of the Pride Winnipeg Festival.
“Our goal for the organization is to reduce the amount of waste that our annual festival produces”.
The festival is making its entire site compostable, including all concessionaire cups, cutlery, straws and takeout containers.
There will also be fewer garbage cans on site with waste stations in their place, allowing attendees to sort their items into trash, recycling or compost.
Visitors arriving by bicycle will find more convenient bike parking, and single-use water bottles will be eliminated in favour of a water refill station, provided by The Forks.
The Pride Winnipeg Festival is May 25 to June 3.