A big shout out to our musical sponsors, Jesse Ray Stout, Elizabeth Glushko, and Multiplayer Agency's Paul Cook. Thank you for sharing our vision. We hope your generosity is returned to you in spades.
The 2023 Hope Spot Festival was the first Renüable Certified Zero Waste Festival in all of western Florida! Thanks to coordinated effort of vendors, exhibitors, sponsors, University of Tampa Roots and Shoots club, Suncoast Composting by Renüable, the City of Dunedin, Auburn Supply, our premier sponsor KnowBe4, and all the conscientious attendees, we were able to upcycle over 97% of the festival's waste!
And, thanks to partnership with Keep Pinellas Beautiful and over 50 volunteers, the additional waste recovered from the shoreline cleanup and prevented from entering our local waters increased the Festival Net Waste Diversion Impact to over 300%.