Yesterday we shared with you a little video that shows how we recycle materials to build Boom. Today we want to tell you about another amazing material that serves as the backbone of many, many constructions at the festival: Bamboo. It’s 100% organic, fast growing, and of course we can recycle it, as well! This nice little video features 12 interesting facts about the largest variety of grass.
You might have read that Boom 2012 was constructed of 70% recycled and re-used materials. All well and good, but that number is… kind of abstract. This little video is a more illustrative example for our vision of Bio Construction - a vision that has been part of Boom since quite a while now, as you can see!
Did you know that Boom Festival got the Greener Festival Award in 2008, 2010 and 2012, ranking in the category Outstanding?
But actually what does that mean? We invite you to browse the site of A Greener Festival and to find out more. For instance, there are the detailed results of a 2012 study:
A new survey from Buckinghamshire New University and music industry campaign group A Greener Festival of nearly TWO THOUSAND THREE HUNDRED festival fans from around the World shows that the public is increasingly concerned about the environmental impact of events […]
What you eat is what you are. What implications does this old truth have in a world of global pollution? Is it still possible to grow healthy food where acid rains do not respect the borders of organic and genetically manipulated crops? In a world where heavy metals follow the currents of the oceans like fish? In a world where local production contrasts with an ever growing number of hungry people in ever growing cities?
What you eat is what you are – or, rather: What you don’t eat is what you are? Vegetarian, vegan, lactose-free, gluten-free… Actually what is still healthy in this world? And what about the joy of taste? Those are questions to be asked in the Liminal Village when we want to explore with you The Conscious Nutrition Model.
What you eat can indeed be a philosophy of life – and it goes deeper than you might think. We all know the feeling when after a feast of deliciously fatty, yet terribly unhealthy desert we do not feel very well. But are we aware of the long-term effects – or are we already used to them? Nutrition has a direct effect on human consciousness, in other words: Food for the soul!
As most of you will know kraut used to be a popular ethnic slug for the Germans after WWII. But did you also know that the German word Krauttranslates to weed…? A funny coincidence when we talk about Kraut Rock, a distinctly psychedelic music genre that popped up in Germany during the 70s. The latest episode of Kaleidoscopic Sounds dives into the music of artists like Tangerine Dream, Stockhausen, Can, and Kraftwerk and explores its mind-altering potential and historic footprint.
Tripoteca, Trip-o-Teca… A collection of trips. To be experienced during a psychelicious little film festival at Boon’s Liminal Village. The visual stimuli reach from “Meta-Fun” to “The Introspective Journey” to “The Purely Abstract” and “The Feminine”, the motto of this year’s festival.
It’s one of the buzzwords of modern society: Individuality. At a first glance it really seems like we are living in a highly individualistic society, as quite every product and service is available individualized, and the self-expression of the individual seems to be as strong as never before. However, a closer look reveals that we are also dominated by various fears that inhibit our creative freedom and our self-discovery. At Liminal Village, we want to find ways out of this dilemma.
To do so, we invited Ben Steward. During his long-year studies he examined those borders around us, or: those borders within us. Based on his experience, he developed an interactive and intuitive series of methods to develop creativity and authenticity. So it’s going to be a very practical session in the Liminal Village when Ben explains how we can turn our innate fears into curiosity, how we can unfold our true self, and how we can live up to what we really want instead of what we are supposed to do. In other words, it’s going to be a valueable lesson about a Borderless World!
The One Percent, Occupy Wall Street, and good old anti-capitalism: There is a lot of critique about today’s financial system and its markets out there. That’s a very good thing, as apparently there is a lot of injustice going on. However, we also need another thing: Action. Bitcoin is such an action.
It’s an alternative financial system that has the power to change financing the same way internet changed publishing. We invited Tomer Kantor to the Liminal Village to hold a lecture about Bitcoin, how it works and what benefits it has. The multimedia expert has been documenting the Bitcoin movement during the past 18 months and will present a new documentary in September. At Boom Festival he will answer all questions that might come up.
The happiest people don’t necessarily have the best of everything; they just make the best of everything they have
A deep truth, no matter if it comes to cooking your dinner, if you want to start your own business, or if you organize an international gathering for the psychedelic scene. We are proud that we increased the amount of recycled and reused materials at Boom year after year after year. In 2012 the festival was made from 70% recycled or reused materials, 10% new organic materials, and only 20% industrial materials.