Green Monarch Program
Here ye, here ye! Forest HQ and Electricology have nominated the Green Monarchs for Electric Forest 2018! Thank you to all Forest Family for the passionate submissions to spread the message of sustainability at Electric Forest. Presenting the Official Electric Forest 2018 Green Monarchs!
First Weekend Green Monarchs
Presenting the Green Monarch duo John and Paula! These two sustainable visionaries both presented ideas that focus on reducing the consumption and waste of plastic water bottles. The First Weekend Green Monarchs and Electricology will be keeping a keen eye out to reward Forest Family who are seen using reusable bottles and recycling properly. To further support this vision, HQ is producing an official reusable stainless steel pint glass, which can be purchased on site at the Official Forest Goods Merchandise sellers.
Utilize reusable containers and recycle properly to earn prizes or Electricology Ecopoints! If you’re not familiar, learn how to recycle properly and you bring your reusable water container with you everywhere… you never know when our Green Monarchs will be nearby and ready to bestow a prize upon you!
Second Weekend Green Monarch
Presenting the Second Weekend Green Monarch – Mama Bear, aka Alex, who will be crowned the first ever Electric Forest Arbor Ambassador! Her platform aims to help the Forest community offset its carbon footprint while paying tribute to our Forest Family who make Electric Forest so magical.
In 2018, Mama Bear and Forest HQ will be launching the Electric Forest Time Garden. Each year, a new family of trees will be planted to demonstrate growth and educate the Forest Family on the significant environmental impact these trees have on our planet. The Time Garden represents and celebrates all who have spent their energy, space, and time in The Forest.
THE RESPONSIBILITIES OF THE MONARCH
If you are selected as the Green Monarch of Electric Forest, you must put your best foot forward to improve the festival, and work with Forest HQ to do so. As a leader of the event, you must find ways to inspire the masses and make the experience better for all. In order to reap the true benefits of your handsome reward, some meetings and advance communication with HQ this Spring will be required to develop your winning idea. Additionally, the Green Monarch will be scheduled for 1-2 daily appearances, photo ops, and activities while at Electric Forest. HQ will make sure these participation opportunities will not conflict with your favorite sets or interests at EF.
Your entry into this program is your agreement that you are ready and willing to be a high profile public figure at Electric Forest. It is both an honor and a responsibility.
- Two (2) Good Life Village Camping wristbands to Electric Forest 2018, with access to Good Life VIP viewing areas
- Two (2) invitations to the secret Electricology EcoPoints Party
- Two (2) Electricology Prize Packs with exclusive Electric Forest swag
- Escorts to and from your scheduled Green Monarch duties
- The opportunity to bring your vision to The Forest!
Video applications from potential Green Monarchs will be accepted January 30 – March 15, 2018. The Green Monarch will be announced in May, 2018!
Judged by: The Festival Producers
Judgement method: By reviewing videos and ranking ideas and candidates
50% Practicality of ideas
25% Quality of ideas
For 2018, HQ evolved the Monarch Challenge into the Green Monarch, in collaboration with Electricology. Green Monarchs introduce a creative way to inspire our Forest Family to be their best stewards of the land and be a sustainable ambassador of the Forest with once in a lifetime experiences.
In its first year, the Green Monarch Program offers one of the grandest prizes – Two (2) Good Life Village Camping wristbands to Electric Forest 2018, with access to Good Life VIP viewing areas; Two (2) invitations to the secret Electricology EcoPoints Party; Two (2) Electricology Prize Packs with exclusive Electric Forest swag; Escorts to and from your scheduled Green Monarch duties; and the opportunity to bring your vision to The Forest!
Inspiration for the Green Monarch blossomed during Electric Forest 2017, and our first Green Monarch was chosen – Wizard. Over the years, Wizard studied types of litter in The Forest, got involved deeply in the Electricology Leaderboard Challenge, and achieved greatness to a standard previously reserved for entire teams. Her knowledge, skills, and kindness as a leader informed her Green Monarch efforts to create and share pocket ashtrays with the Forest Family to curb tobacco waste. Through her story, she inspired us to find joy in the personal journey. Wizard is MAGIC!