Sustainability

Slide EPEKWITK LAND ACKNOWLEDGEMENT The land upon which we gather is in Mi'kma'ki, the ancestral and unceded territory of the Mi'kmaq
People. We pay our respects to the Indigenous Mi'kmaq People, in this modern district of Epekwitk,
who have occupied this Island for over 12,000 years. This territory is covered by the "Treaties of
Peace and Friendship". The Treaties did not deal with the surrender of lands and resources but in fact
recognized Mi'kmaq title and established the rules for an ongoing relationship between nations.
Today we honour that Treaty relationship. We are all Treaty People.

The Cavendish Beach Music Festival is committed to high standards of environmental sustainability. Our island is known for pristine natural wonders, green wide-open spaces, fresh air, swimmable beaches, and stunning scenery. We intend to keep it that way!

Reducing our impact with eco-friendly practices has been a focus of the festival since it was first established in 2009. We take pride in our full on-site recycling program, public transit services, and carpool system. Each year we recommit to environmental sustainability through new and innovative green initiatives. In 2022 and beyond, we hope to grow our sustainability program and continue to do our part.

Our festival grounds neighbour the Prince Edward Island National Park, filled with sand dunes, barrier islands, sandspits, beaches, sandstone cliffs, wetlands, forests, and wildlife – forever reminding us what’s at stake.

Land stewardship is a community effort, so we ask for your help in preserving our environment and respecting the land upon which we hold the festival.