SUSTAINABILITY INITIATIVES

We are going to great lengths to protect the environment and raise awareness for sustainability initiatives that will make an impact at the festival, and beyond. We’ve partnered with some amazing organizations, non-profits, and individuals to ensure Miami Beach Pop is the most sustainable event possible.

Read below about our partners & projects below.

FIGHTING SEA LEVEL RISE

We are working with the City of Miami Beach, a global leader in efforts to mitigate the effects of sea level rise, through a comprehensive range of programs, to accomplish sustainable event practices, and provide attendees with the knowledge and tools to embrace a more eco-friendly lifestyle.

NO SINGLE-USE PLASTICS

We have eliminated single-use plastic from the festival with the following initiatives: The sale of canned water (rather than single-use plastic bottles or boxed water with plastic caps);

A reusable cup rental program by r.Cup, alongside free water refill stations; and Miami Beach Pop is a member of the BYOBottle campaign, an initiative led by headlining artist Jack Johnson, to actively encourage festival attendees to bring reusable water bottles in another effort to reduce plastic waste.

GOOD TIMES WITH CLEAN VIBES

We’ve partnered with Clean Vibes to create a Volunteer program that is focused on recycling and composting before, during and after the festival. Miami Beach Pop is a “Leave no trace” event, and this program will help ensure this.

WE’RE GIVING BACK

Miami Beach Festival, LLC has proudly announced a financial commitment of one dollar per ticket per day, to be donated to local non-profit organizations that focus on sustainability education and change.

WE MEAN BUSINESS

Food, beverage, and merchandise vendors at the festival will be held accountable by organizers to provide only recyclable or biodegradable utensils and related items.

KNOWLEDGE IS POWER

We’ll be providing attendees with the knowledge and tools to improve their own eco-conscious practices. The ECOasis features a variety of local organizations that care for different aspects of our environment.

WE EARNED IT

The Oceanic Standard verifies that events have successfully adopted sustainable practices. The Plastic Free Badge has been awarded to Miami Beach Pop Festival for their commitment to sustainability and elimination of plastic products.

SUSTAINABILITY PARTNERS

South Florida is one of the most environmentally significant regions on our planet, and also one of the most ecologically sensitive. Miami Beach Pop has teamed up with some of the most earth-conscious organizations on the planet to ensure that this festival leaves a positive impact on the environment and the attendees.

Friends of the Everglades was founded in 1969 by renowned journalist, author, and environmental activist Marjory Stoneman Douglas.

The mission of Friends of the Everglades is to preserve, protect, and restore the only Everglades in the world.

Our Goals:

• Compel government agencies to comply with existing environmental laws, and resist any efforts to weaken such laws.
• Encourage politicians to recognize the long consequences of their actions.
• Spread awareness of the importance of the Everglades to the South Florida ecosystem.

Oceanic Global honors humanity’s essential relationship to our ocean. We empower behavior that protects our ocean’s health and, in turn, our own. We raise awareness for the devastating effects of human consumption on our aquatic ecosystems, and work with leading scientists, conservationists, artists, and industry experts to drive positive change.

Our Mission: To educate and promote an informed and engaged public that supports climate action locally, regionally, nationally, and globally.

Our Vision: A world in which all people, governments, and organizations are informed, engaged, and taking action on critical climate issues.

Our Purpose: To empower communities across all levels of society with climate science education and demand climate policies from our elected leaders. We highlight the urgency of climate action, while championing solutions for a resilient future.

Youth Making Ripples Film Competition is an opportunity  for K-12 students (< 18 years of age) to use their creative talents and serve as a voice for our oceans. We encourage elementary, middle and high school students to create their own marine related film on a topic of their interest.

We are raising an environmental consciousness that effectively eradicates mindless wastefulness.
We are inspiring people to live better.
Strategy: Ignite webs of positive action & fuel leaders.
End of story. Beginning of story.

The Phillip and Patricia Frost Museum of Science is a leading science museum dedicated to sharing the power of science, sparking wonder and investigation, and fueling innovation for the future. Located in Downtown Miami’s waterfront Museum Park, Frost Science is divided into four buildings: the Frost Planetarium, Aquarium, and North and West Wings.

At the heart of each member of the Stream2Sea team, there is an obsessive drive for discovery. Scuba diving, kayaking, swimming, hiking, camping, skiing…these are all part of our regular day-to-day living as a true necessity. We just happen to be cosmetic chemists and environmentalists, too

The Sink or Swim Project is designed to educate, inform and engage the generations, young people alive today and those who are about to be born, who will inherit climate change and sea level rise and that must work together to solve it.

The Surfrider Foundation is a non-profit grassroots organization dedicated to the protection and enjoyment of our world’s oceans, waves and beaches. Founded in 1984 by a handful of visionary surfers in Malibu, California, the Surfrider Foundation now maintains over over 250,000 supporters, activists and members and 100 chapters worldwide.

Directed by Dr. Neil Hammerschlag, the Shark Research & Conservation Program (SRC) at the University of Miami conducts cutting-edge shark research while also inspiring scientific literacy and environmental ethic in youth through unique hands-on field research experiences.

Every year, SRC brings out thousands of people, mostly school-children, on our research boats to survey, sample, tag and study sharks.

#PlasticFreeMB is aimed to showcase businesses that have taken action to reduce plastics from their establishments and to help organizations learn and implement best practices in the area of environmental stewardship. Join us today!

MUVE is a volunteer-based habitat restoration project that uses social media, eco-art and science exhibits to engage local residents in restoring coastal environments that once thrived in Miami. Since 2007, over 10,000 volunteers have restored more than 25 acres of mangroves, freshwater wetlands, dune habitat and coastal forest.

At Mermaid Straw, we’re here to make the transition to eliminate single-use plastic straws a little better and more fun! Our stylish, eco-friendly, ocean friendly, dare we say beautiful (yes, straws can be beautiful!) straws are here to make a statement! 

VolunteerCleanup.Org engages volunteers to cleanup their neighborhoods, shorelines, and waterways as a way to raise awareness about marine debris and encourage people to reduce their reliance on single-use plastics.

Rescue a Reef was developed by the Lirman Lab in 2015 to advance research and restoration conducted at the academic level. The citizen science program is based off of the coral gardening framework, with participants collecting corals from our underwater coral nurseries to then transplant onto degraded reefs, aiding in species and habitat recovery.