Friends of Chema & Kizzi
Poverty is a cycle. It can be broken. That’s why any profit made at this festival goes to chemakizzi.com.
✦ Our sister non-profit charity at current works across Sierra Leone, Uganda and Madagascar. She is only young but is rapidly growing and making a change to many of those less fortunate.
✦ Building schools, improving education, preventing female genital mutilation, empowering women, supporting orphans, protecting wildlife, alleviating poverty through implementation of long term self-sufficient practices.
✦ Mad Hatters' Affair organizers are working free of charge, with the intent of helping make a better world.
Beneath the Plastic Truth...
✦ No single-use plastics will be provided by any of our traders and all alternatives will be biodegradable and sustainably sourced. We strongly encourage you to bring your own reusables to prevent any waste.
✦ Refusal is far more effective than recycling. A deposit system for long life cups will be in place when buying drinks or BYO.
✦ We believe clean, fresh water should be free and readily available to everyone. That is why all traders/bars will top up your bottle/cup, and multiple spring water points are available across our grounds.
Unity is Power
We are committed to working with carbon neutral and local businesses:
✦ Both the festival and charity websites are powered by clean energy, hosted by Kualo.
✦ Are you a fan of vodka? Good thing we stock Sapling, then. Delicious, high-quality English vodka, planting a tree each time a bottle is sold.
✦ More of a beer lover? Hop Yard Brewing Company, based in Forest Row, will quench your thirst with any one beer from their varied selection.
✦ On average 1 in 4 people across the globe leave their festival tent behind. That's why we have partnered with Kar Tent, an international company that provides 100% recyclable and weather resilient cardboard tents for pre-pitched tent options.
✦ We use professionally cleaned, unwanted sleeping bags and mats from previous festivals, to go with our pre-pitched tent options. Available to purchase at check out.
Great, Great, Great...Grandmother Knows Best
✦ Solar Power beats fossil fuel and helps us to reach our goal of becoming carbon neutral. All generators, which in turn are powering the whole set up are on the Sun's side!
✦ At MHA number 2s and portaloos are on the same page as Mother Nature too.
✦ Did you know, paying attendees' transport to festivals contributes to the biggest output of carbon dioxide over anything else at a festival? This is why we charge for parking and limit the amount of spaces: to discourage it where possible.
✦ Encouraging carpools and public transport usage to cut down on emissions.
✦ Colour coded recycling bins as well as general rubbish bins will be provided across all grounds.
The Scavenger Hunts...
in darkness no more. When reality is MAD…Everything flips HERE. Is that an animal’s cry in the wind? Where has fallen the last living tree? The ticket is your first clue. Who you become is not our fault.