Yeah, sure. I’ll start with the old newsletter… In the run-up to the festival, there’s roundabout 10-15 people in the office, organizing everything. We then set up the festival in 3 weeks, more or less. It grows to around 300 people just before the festival who help us to make it happen. I wanted to experience a nice festival. So I actually searched Google for ‘nice festivals’… …and that’s how I discovered 3000Grad Festival… …where I got a very warm welcome. I’ve been using the saw quite a bit, also the power drill. It was totally worth it.
So here I am for my 2nd edition, most definitely! It’s those moments… If it’s painting, or setting up a stage facade,
or cutting stuff up. It’s those moments that feel great already. To be under the sun with good people. To take a stroll and to remember: I was busy 1 or 2 weeks creating this. And now people have a blast with it. (Closing concert: Skazka Orchestra) (Thank you!) 3000Grad – you are incredible! That’s an incredibly beautiful moment.
It’s where many, many emotions collide. There’s goosebumps… There’s tears… There’s gratitude that everything worked
out and went down well. All of that, really. An eruption of all the engery. We put so much time into this,
and it gets real stressful. Actually quite chaotic. All that finds expression during that closing concert. I can’t imagine any better motivation. Up to that point, you keep thinking:
How long will I be strong enough to keep this going? But then, in that moment… You feel that you did everything exactly right. You wanna start all over again. Hold on… here! The stages close down, the breakdown starts immediately.
The heavy machinery returns. One huge issue is rubbish collection
and waste management. We comb the entire venue and, together with many helpers, collect every little piece of rubbish. All rubbish is being sorted. We work with a deposit system for rubbish bags. All rubbish bags are opened and their content is sorted. There’s quite a few aspects. For instance the decoration:
Does it have to end up as rubbish? Or is it possible to create decoration
that can be re-used? Whenever we use wood for new constructions,
like right here at Waldbühne… …we store that wood during winter
and re-use it the next year. This wood is a bit older already.
We might be using it the 3rd or 4th year. Now we still use these little pieces,
so nothing goes to waste. This floor is fully solar powered. We have three 500W modules that create
1,5kW solar power during the day, if the sun is shining. That’s enough to run a 20-30kW sound system. We don’t even need our battery system during the day. This is a sophisticated decoration concept,
we put quite some time into it. We don’t use it only for this event. It’s being re-designed, to keep things interesting,
but we basically re-use these modules. As long as the material is still good. Roberdo, you had that idea.
Maybe you can explain it? Well, people talk so much
about the whole sustainability thing. But what’s missing: A transition from all this consciousness,
which is already very wide-spread … …to action, to becoming active.
It’s on every single one of us. Not just talking: ‘I know how bad it is’ –
but to actually change our own behavior. The workshops are meant to be an inspiration for that. We founded a project in 2016,
it’s called ‘We Build Future’ The idea is to experiment how we
can live in the future. We also founded the
‘down2earth’ agency. These last few years we’ve been organizing
weekend seminars about tiny homes. We’re here today to share with you
what we have learned so far. We would like to show that vertical farming is an option to grow plants, even on a small scale. We want to show how that works. Everyone can do it, on the balcony or in the garden. Even in an urban environment, where the soil is often contaminated and growing plants is impossible. Raised bed gardening is one option –
but you can also go vertical. Everyone can do it.
We want to show the technology. We want to share these possibilities, and we want to encourage people to do it themselves. ‘SoLaWi’ is the acronym for Solidarity Agriculture. The idea is to intensify the contact
between consumers and producers. Everyone should know exactly
where their food comes from. Instead of buying in an anonymous supermarket, you know exactly: Who does produce my food? That creates a more intimate
relation with our food. At our workshop at 3000Grad Festival
I want to share the basic idea of SoLaWi. But I also want to show people that
it is possible to start projects. We should have the courage
to make our dreams come true. The workshop is also an inspiration for that,
to become active, to start own projects. This lake was created during the last ice age. 20… 25000 years ago. Or 15000 years. Anyway… This area is a nature reserve, altogether 140 hectare. Hectare… hectare? No… hectares? Well, you say ’10 meters’ – or what? Seriously: Hectare? Tricky one. This lake, and all lakes in this region, are
so-called ‘celestial lakes’. You know why? They are fed by rain water. This is an oral vaccination,
against ticks. Cheers to the beautiful days you’ve had!