Sled Island is dedicated to operating an environmentally responsible festival. We pride ourselves on working with festival attendees, artists, The City of Calgary and partners to implement initiatives that make Sled Island and our community responsible environmental stewards. Sustainability is an integral part of Sled Island fun, and we encourage all to participate!
Recycling and Waste Reduction
Sled Island is continually improving our waste and recycling management as well as working to reduce waste at its source. We aim to make Sled Island an event that reuses, recycles or composts all waste. The festival diverted 95% of its waste from landfills in 2016, and we intend to do even better in 2017! Everyone can be a part of our Green Team: sort your waste, recycling and compostables into the right bins, carry a reusable water bottle and help our awesome volunteers keep the festival clean!
Riding bikes is fun and, without a doubt, the best way to get around Sled Island. Thanks to Calgary’s cycle tracks, biking is now easier and safer than ever. The tracks on 5th St. SW (3rd Ave. SW to 17th Ave. SW), 12th Ave. (11th St. SW to 4th St. SE), 8th Ave. SW. (11th St. SW to Macleod Trail, excluding Stephen Ave.) and 9th Ave. SE (Macleod Trail to 4th St. SE) will take you to almost every Sled Island venue. For even more Calgary bikeways, check out Calgary.ca.