Voted “Best Festival in Canada” 2010
by listeners of CBC Radio 3 Searchlight all over Canada!
The Evolve Music and Awareness Festival is an annual 3-day summer celebration of music, culture, and social awareness. From its start in 2000 as a grassroots music and awareness festival featuring local bands, the festival has grown to showcase world-class performers from around the globe.
Evolve also plays host to workshops that inform spectators about social issues such as personal wellbeing and environmental awareness.
“Evolve serves as the summer’s marquee event in the Maritimes”
“This festival has decided to say from its inception, ‘How can we get as many people turned on to living in a way that’s connected with the planet, as much as we possibly can?’”
“Evolve is a great event and rapidly recognized as THE alternative and green music event of the summer. Hats off to the Evolve Team!”
—Elizabeth May, Green Party Leader of Canada
The Clean Concert Pledge
With the help of a community receptive to sustainability in action, Evolve has been dubbed “Canada’s greenest festival”! Since its inception, Evolve has shown that it is possible host a fun outdoor music festival, while at the same time championing causes, highlighting environmental issues, and inspiring changing behaviour.
The goal of the Pledge is to get outdoor festival attendees to leave no trash on the grounds when they leave the festival fields. The Pledge is taken on an individual basis, with the premise that each concert-goer is responsible for their own trash/recycling; putting it in the proper place when the show is over. It’s not just about littering, it’s about assuming individual responsibility for the environment and encouraging others to do the same.
- All Evolve posters and marketing materials are printed on select recycled stock using environmentally-friendly waterless printing presses that eliminate vast amounts of water waste. Additionally, our print shop uses sustainable, renewable Bullfrog Power to run their printers.
- All Evolve clothing merchandise is printed on either organically grown cotton or recycled materials using fair trade and labour practices.
- Evolve food vendors in the village use compostable and biodegradable food packaging and eco-cutlery.
- Evolve encourages car pooling to reduce CO2 emissions per passenger mile. Check out our Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, P.E.I. Rideboards on Facebook.