JANUARY 24-28, 2018
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OCTOBER 1, 2017
OFFICIAL CRUISE LINE
GREEN & SUSTAINABLE
FLIP FLOPS REQUIRED
WE ARE GREEN & SUSTAINABLE
SAVE THE DATE | JANUARY 24 - JANUARY 28, 2018
NINE YEARS OF OUR FEET IN THE SAND
WE ARE GREEN & SUSTAINABLE
The Key West Food and Wine Festival has had a long standing commitment to protecting our environment and conserving natural resources. It is and has been our ongoing objective to follow the principle of “Reduce, Reuse and Recycle” and to encourage this principle on our website, our mobile apps and on social media.
At our 2017 festival we have invited Tesla Motors to show and educate our guests about their products.
Tesla Motors was founded in 2003 by a group of engineers in Silicon Valley who wanted to prove that electric cars could be better than gasoline-powered cars. With instant torque, incredible power, and zero emissions, Tesla’s products would be cars without compromise. Each new generation would be increasingly affordable, helping the company work towards its mission: to accelerate the world’s transition to sustainable transport. Read more
We encourage our guests not to drive for obvious reasons, and do suggest riding bikes. Old Town Trolley also provides transportation to many of our events during the festival.
Our Participating Wineries:
Many of the wines we pour at the Festival are certified GREEN at some level, we reach out to these wineries specifically. Please support them and
learn why it is important. Check out a few of them here.
The Key West Food and Wine Festival embraced digital advertising long before it was fashionable due in part to our commitment to the environment. Our proposed marketing/media plan includes $36,500, or 70%, in environmentally responsible forms of promotion such as digital, broadcast and public relations costs. Additionally, we do not print a program schedule, all information can be found electronically. All programs on stay our website forever for use by consumers 24/7/365. Several years ago we developed our mobile app, Key West Food and Wine Festival to promote not only the Festival but the entire Key West culinary and wine culture to a sustainable community.
Glassware, flatware & dinnerware:
We never use paper products at any of our events and we attempt to keep disposables to a bare minimum by design. Our events use reusable souvenir take-aways so that attendees have mementos of each Festival. Participants at most events are given souvenirs which include either an etched logo crystal wine glass or ultra-thin, flexible BPA-free polymer, which reflects a wine’s colour and projects its aromatics much like fine crystal. It is shatterproof, reusable, recyclable and proudly Made In The USA. Seminars utilize reusable glassware, plates and utensils.
Key West Food and Wine Festival purchased reusable clearly identified recycling containers which we utilize at all of our event venues.
Additionally, we recycle all empty wine and other beverage bottles.
We live on a tiny island that is heavily impacted by tourism and we all need to do everything we can to sustain our paradise.
The Key West Food & Wine Festival proudly promotes the principle of “Reduce, Reuse and Recycle”.