As passionate climbers, our lives revolve around the quality of our natural world. If we trash the environment, we trash our climbing. It seems simple. So as passionate climbers we have to be passionate conservationists.
Running a big event like Michigan Ice Fest can certainly be a challenge when it comes to environmental ethics. The act of getting a thousand people together in one place can generate a tremendous amount of waste. Just look in the trash can at the end of any of our after parties. It’s not necessary and it’s something we are always looking to improve.
That’s why we are so excited to announce that once again, for the 2023 Michigan Ice Fest we are partnering with Klean Kanteen as part of their Bring Your Own campaign to reduce our reliance on single use plastic cups. This will cut down on hundreds (thousands if we know ice climbers) of cups going to the landfill.
We will have Klean Kanteen stainless steel pint glasses for the first 700 people that register. That’s right, 700 people will get a Michigan Ice Fest logo pint glass from Klean Kanteen. It’s included with your registration.
Last year we had over 1,000 people at the people event so we encourage you to sign up early to ensure you get your pint glass. We’d also like to encourage you to think of other ways reduce your reliance on single use plastics. Together, we can all make a difference and help protect both our environment and our climbing.