Help us build BYO Bottle

#BYOBottle needs your help!

Imagine a music scene without disposable plastic water bottles! Imagine festivals and venues where punters, staff and artists stay healthily hydrated while keeping their sites – and the planet – clean.

Our #BYOBottle campaign is already inspiring great Australian musicians like Paul Kelly and Katie Noonan, and festivals like the Illawarra Folk Festival, to declare themselves plastic free.

Paul Kelly BYO Bottle

We have big plans for this campaign. Working with artist ambassadors adopting a green drinks rider, and supporting festivals and venues to ban the bottle, we can stop hundreds of thousands of disposable bottles from being made, used, and tossed out.

That is going to take resources – to bring on staff, produce materials, research and measure our impact, and more. And, brilliantly, we’ve been offered $25,000 by a philanthropic foundation to run this campaign – IF we can raise a matching $25,000. That’s where you come in.

By contributing a generous tax deductible donation here, you can help us reach that goal and make this work a reality.

What will your support allow us to do?

So far, we’ve recruited some amazing ambassadors, written up a couple of case studies, and worked with two festivals to ban the bottle. We want to reach thousands of musicians and hundreds of venues and festivals! We want to build so much momentum that we can make the ARIA Awards plastic free, that the Sydney Opera House and Splendour in the Grass feel the need to join us, that we can have the music scene singing together from the same song sheet – #BYOBottle to protect the planet.

Missy Higgins BYOBottle

The primary resource needed for the campaign is staffing. We will need an individual to run this campaign, on average 3 days a week over a year (0.6 FTE), to build the case; work on relationships with partner organisations, leaders and targets; set up infrastructure; design and run tactics; recruit and manage volunteers and more. We also need to be able to support the CEO to be employed to manage the organisation which hosts the campaign.

We will also need to develop, design and produce materials for the campaign, from postcards and petitions to online shareable graphics. As the campaign builds, we will also need a specific promotional budget, to enable us to get the message out broadly.

Ideally, we’ll be able to invest in detailed research about the environmental impact of disposable bottles the music scene uses, and how much benefit our campaign can bring – to our land, air and water, to wildlife and human health, and to protecting the climate.

We can’t do any of that without your help.

Please give generously to make this happen.

Because, as Paul Kelly says, from little things big things grow!

Ash Grunwald BYO Bottle

David Bridie BYO Bottle