Regina Folk Festival organizers are hoping this year’s festival will be the greenest one yet.
Festival CEO Sandra Butel said they are optimistic a lot of the waste produced at this year’s event can composted.
“(We’re) working to decrease the waste we produce by 90 per cent.”
Butel said organizers found a company in Saskatchewan which has the ability to compost lots of waste.
“We managed to find a supplier in Saskatchewan that has an industrial composter, so we can compost 90 per cent of the garbage that is produced on site, rather than putting all of that in the land fill.”
Butel said the effort would not be possible without the extra volunteers who stepped up.
“We recruited extra volunteers so that we have extra sorting stations so that we put things in the right place.”
Butel said the festival has 75 volunteers working on managing the waste from the weekend.
Butel said the project had been in the works for a number of years.
The folk festival starts Friday night in Victoria Park and will go through the weekend.
This year’s event is featuring over 30 different bands and includes four daytime stages including a children’s stage.
Some of the highlighted musical guests include: Sam Roberts, The Cat Empire, Ricky Skaggs and The Mavericks.