Community Success StoriesFestival Greening Techniques

Brock’s Big Bite

Brock’s Big Bite in Beaverton, Ontario is a community festival that focuses on local food and local fun. In 2015 Brock’s Big Bite had a peddle power phone charging station for guests to use. This station provided education to festival-goers about sustainable energy, all while allowing them to be active and charge their phones.

All artisan booths were local vendors from within 100km of Beaverton. These included quilters, woodworkers, crafters using recycled materials, jewellery makers, and more. Community groups were also able to have booths to represent the legion, a youth group, and more.



Celebrate Barrie

Celebrate Barrie, located right along Lake Simcoe in Ontario, is a free community festival that has entertainment, children’s activities and dozens of community group booths. This festival supports a wide variety of local businesses and organizations. A few examples of these include: local service clubs with food booths selling snacks for the festival-goers, cycling clubs and local transit promoting sustainable transportation, and naturalist groups providing educational material about local species. 

Mariposa Folk Festival

Mariposa Folk Festival has been very successful at recruiting and using volunteers to ensure that the festival is being green.