Mysteryland USA: 10.000 HOURS Community Service Day
Mysteryland USA returns to the home of the legendary ’69 Woodstock, at Bethel Woods Center For The Arts, New York over Memorial Day Weekend 2015. The arts & culture festival draws creative, electronic-music-loving fans from around the world by showcasing internationally renowned artists to multiple stages and creating immersive art environments. This year Mysteryland USA is committed to supporting the local communities again with its 10.000 HOURS project and is being recognized by Julie’s Bicycle for last year’s environmental sustainability efforts to reduce the impact of its festival footprint.
Mysteryland USA lends a helping hand to the local communities in Bethel and Sullivan County for its 2nd annual 10.000 HOURS community service day on Saturday, April 18, 2015.
10.000 HOURS is a project designed to create a feeling of unity between festival-goers and their community. Participants sign up to donate their time towards bettering their surroundings. As each area has its own difficulties and needs, the project will focus on those of the people and environment of the surrounding area of the festival grounds. Last year, Mysteryland joined The Allyson Whitney Foundation in their 5K run event, in support of young adults with rare cancers.
This year’s community service day will take place on Saturday, April 18, 2015. Mysteryland USA will be teaming up with The Children’s Community Garden, Sullivan Renaissance Program and Bethel Woods Center for the Arts to revamp the children’s community garden. Our vision is to encourage and inspire festival-goers to actively participate in the society in which they live, supporting both group participation and active citizenship. Through this initiative, Mysteryland’s goal is to reach ten-thousand hours of time donated to charity work. Participants can donate their time in exchange for a Nomad Weekend & Holy Ground Camping ticket to Mysteryland USA. For more information and pre-registration, please go to Mysteryland.us.
Mysteryland has a strong global commitment to reduce its environmental impact with sustainability practices embedded into its operations and activities and has achieved Creative Industry Green certification in 2014 – download report here. In its inaugural year, the festival was awarded three stars in the Commitment and Communication categories against the Creative Industry Green criteria with a one star rating for its overall efforts. By achieving this certification Mysteryland USA is joining the UK creative industries’ response to climate change and environmental sustainability.
Mysteryland USA is working hard to make the arts more sustainable and continues to commit to best practices for 2015, including initiatives to recycle, reduce, and minimize its environmental and carbon impacts.
2015 Sustainability Initiatives:
● Clean Vibes: Waste Management (Recycle)
● Cup Program
● Energy Management
● Fair Trade & Eco-Friendly Food & Beverage Vendors
● Shuttles & Carpool
● Water Project (free tap water for all patrons via real water bars)
Mysteryland will release its full 2015 sustainability program in April.
Mysteryland USA 2015 tickets and camping are available here, while supplies last. Holy Ground camping is 70% sold out, Friendship camping is 100% sold out!
May 22-24, 2015
Memorial Day Weekend 2015
Bethel Woods Center for the Arts
Bethel, New York