If the cultural movements of the 60’s had succeeded in convincing the people of Planet Earth to add more variety to their protein sources, we would be living in a much different world today!
Meat the Beetles offers a glimpse into this world of tomorrow – where insects are the headliners at every dinner table – as a flashback to the past. Global Inheritance’s Meat the Beetles record shop at Desert Daze is a place to experiment and sample a range of edible insects – from chocolate-covered flying ants and beetle bread, to BBQ crickets, and even pizza super-worms. These protein-rich treats are offered alongside information on insect species, their culinary uses, and the environmental benefits a simple dietary shift can deliver.
With WeGenerative’s help, DD will ensure all sponsors and food vendors adhere to sustainability guidelines
We only allow compostable or reusable plates and cutlery – including drinking straws and cutlery.
All vendors will be required to sort their waste to include food waste and recycling.
All vendors will be required to conform to new state laws including:
Not handing out single use utensils or sauce packets unless specifically asked for
Not handing out any plastic straws (including bioplastic)
Not handing out any styrofoam (polystyrene)
The local waste infrastructure does not support “compostable” or “bioplastics”, Desert Daze will recommend plant- materials to vendors as first choice (like banana leaves) and recyclable materials as a second choice (like aluminum cups) and require abstinence from state-prohibited harmful material choices like polystyrene (Styrofoam).
Desert Daze does not have recycling volunteers at this time, but stay tuned for future opportunities.
Desert Daze campers have access to bathrooms w/ built-in infrastructure
Desert Daze campers will be given a recycling bag to use at their campsite upon entry
Desert Daze will provide water refill stations for reusable water bottles
This year at Desert Daze, WeGenerative will track the waste diversion by weight and volume and produce a Waste Diversion Report that will analyze the percentage of waste vs waste reduction and areas for improvement, centralizing this data as a powerful tool available in environmental planning.
Don’t Overpack! Be realistic about what you will use
Choose reusables over single use
Sort your waste: bring your own camp trash and recycle bags and set them up as soon as you set up camp to avoid a mess to begin with
Pack in , pack out all waste
OR sort it, bag it, bring it to a waste collection station on your way out
Hold onto your butts! Drop Booty Not Butts! Cigarettes are toxic waste. Use the orange ashtrays placed around site or a trash can or a pocket for your butts to avoid hurting wildlife or contaminating groundwater
Glitter is litter: choose bio-glitter only
Feather Boas create plastic micro litter that is harmful for our real-feathered friends!
What Passengers Can Do:
Carpool to the show – check out the DD rideshare group on FB
Certain types of sunscreen aren’t great for the lake – check WeGenerative’s packing list for wildlife safe choices.
Use toilets provided, don’t contaminate the state park water supply and save the wildlife
Throw away your trash and recycle in the correct bins
Take your tent and camping gear home with you and bring equipment that is built to last
Bring a reusable water bottle – we’ll have refill stations all over the festival