Taking care of the environment is a part of every big conversation, and Dew Tour 2017 is no exception—maybe it’s all that green. As you spend your weekend walking the grounds at the Long Beach Convention Center (come on down and bring your board—it’s free!), keep an eye out for all our initiatives—and do your best to kelp out, by recycling, and keeping things clean!
This year, Dew Tour is separating waste into nine streams: recycle, compost, landfill, paper, construction and demolition (C&D), electronics, cardboard, vinyl, and shrink wrap. Three-stream waste stations are staged throughout the venue to make it easy to separate your food scraps and recycling from landfill waste.
All the food-service materials used at the venue are certified compostable. That way, the materials, along with the food itself, can be composted into usable soil instead of breaking down in a landfill and releasing methane gas.
Because we’re in California, which is a desert, we are taking measures for responsible water consumption. This has allowed us to save over 2,000 plastic water bottles from being consumed!
Eco-Scraps is the proud sustainability sponsor of the 2017 Dew Tour Skate. Stop by their interactive educational booth in the Rainbow Lagoon to learn about their mission to turn America’s food waste into a nutrient-rich compost soil.
Visit the Eco-Lounge
To give back to our community and provide an opportunity for community involvement, the Dew Tour is partnering with three local environmental non-profit organizations: Climate Cents, CALO YouthBuild, and GRID Alternatives. Together, along with recycled-paint manufacturer Paints4Less, the Dew Tour is providing an Eco-Lounge in the Rainbow Lagoon for guests to chill out, escape the heat, and learn about our environmental efforts.