Our festival values sustainability, and we welcome Ian Wassink to our team as the festival’s Sustainability Coordinator.
Under Ian's lead, Whoop & Hollar is further reducing its ecological footprint, including the elimination of bottled water sales. Instead, we will have drinking water stations located around the site, along with a reusable plate program at the food vendor stations. A plate return and compost station will be set-up beside food vendors, with a food-grade dishwashing station run by volunteers.
We welcome you to bring your refillable water bottle to the event! However, we will have reusable cups available at the drinking water stations.
As part of the sustainability initiatives, Ian is also coordinating a group bicycle ride, which will depart Herman Prior Activity Centre at 12:30 pm on the day of the festival. It’s a fun, eco-friendly adventure for locals to attend the Folk Fest. Please visit www.whoopandhollar.com for details, and text (204) 249-0088 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to RSVP.
The festival encourages carpooling to site and will be running a free shuttle from Portage la Prairie three times on Saturday (leaving Herman Prior Activity Centre at 12:30 pm, 4:30 pm, and 8:30 pm).
Festival site features include a virgin cottonwood forest, a prairie pollinator garden, among a variety of other natural areas for all living things.