Over the next 5 to 10 years we will continue to work hard towards reducing our carbon emissions by increasing the amount of Meadowers that travel to the festival by train, bus, van, rideshare, boat, bicycle, or by foot.
Due to the failures of our current global market system we are limited as to how much we can instigate this shift. Sadly the quickest and most affordable travel option (budget airline flights) is also the most affordable.
We believe in the power of protest and affirmative action to lobby our governments for systemic change!
We will continue to develop our existing relationship with local Bulgarian reforestation partners, offsetting our carbon by planting trees here in local Bulgarian forests.
Our permaculture team will continue to develop the site with a regenerative approach - more compost toilets, more compost heated showers, planting more fruit trees for our food forest and growing us much food here on the mountain as possible.
By 2030 we look to be powering the festival by alternative means to our biofuel generators and running off a mixture of solar and …..
Our educational side of the festival will continue to grow hosting more inspirational speakers, healers and academics. The workshops in these subject areas will also increase.
Our musical philosophy will stay the same and continue to platform diverse, underground and unsigned talent.
Finally and most importantly we want to continue building our beautiful relationship with the local community and village.
Our Bulgarian Cultural program will get bigger and better every year with more local and ancient performance and workshops to suit.
The magical and ancient Rhodope mountains of Bulgaria tell many ancient tales. Ours is one of citydwellers finding themselves in a magical land and reconnecting with nature and their true meaning in life.
These lands are home to bears, wolves, fireflies and untouched meadows bristling with wild flowers and butterflies. It is the Balkan garden of Eden.
Everyone of us grows from the dust under our feet and in the end we fade back into earth - like all living things. In our modern day cities we forget who we are and what we came from - many of us die of mental and physical sickness as we lose this connection and become poisoned with stress and the toxins in the air we breath, the food we eat and the water we drink.
When reunited back with nature we remember who we are and where we came from. Our bodies and minds take strength from our natural surroundings and the fruits of these lands.
When a community grows beyond a certain size it loses its ability to express intimacy between its members. This intimacy is what allows people to delve into a deeper understanding of each other and build a bond.
It doesn't matter - your creed or your class, your colour, sex or age. We are all brothers and sisters with human essence and souls that have a desire to express ourselves.
MITM acknowledges that it’s because of this intimacy that the love, bonds and relationships made here on the mountain last a lifetime.
“Do not be dismayed by the brokenness of the world."
"All things break. And all things can be mended. Not with time, as they say, but with intention. So go. Love intentionally, extravagantly, unconditionally. The broken world waits in darkness for the light that is you.”
― L.R. Knost
The planet can no longer sustain a human population under our current political, economical and agricultural systems.
Our climate is breaking down, the earth's temperatures are increasing, the north and south poles are melting and the oceans levels are rising.
Thousands of species are going extinct every day and our oceans are riddled with plastic and many other toxins.
Our systems need to change. However much we try as individuals to make that change it will never be enough.
We must put pressure on our political and economical systems to move away from capitalism. We need to put the planet first before profit.
We must replace the fossil fuel industry with readily available renewable technologies.
Sustainability is no longer the correct way forward as we have damaged this planet so deeply that the new human approach must be a regenerative one.
Everywhere we go, everything we do we must leave a positive trace and regenerate the land.
UN study shows we have 10 years to make this shift.
Life’s question mark.
Everyone is on a journey of self discovery.
Conscious tools can be used to find answers easier through meditation and spiritual practise - they can also be utilised to deal with the high speed of life and stressful environment.
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