Are you headed to The Event at Rebecca Farm this week? Make sure to pack your own refillable water bottle because it’s BYOWB this year.
As thousands of competitors, volunteers and spectators flock to Kalispell, MT, the Broussard family is placing more emphasis on the sustainability of their destination event with their “Bring Your Own Water Bottle” incentive.
“We host thousands of people every year – it’s a privilege and we love doing it. It’s also a big responsibility. That many folks in one place for a relatively short amount of time can have a big impact on the community. In every way possible, we want to ensure it’s a positive impact,” said event organizer, Sarah Broussard. “That’s why you’re going to hear a lot more this year about BYOWB – bring your own water bottle, that is, and we’re inviting the community to jump in with both feet.”
The event has installed water bottle filling stations around the competition venue, in addition to the traditional recycling stations for plastic, aluminum and cardboard.
“We’re providing water bottle filling stations around the grounds and hoping to promote healthy habits, increased water intake, and sustainability among our guests. This is a huge event and if everybody reduces plastic waste, even just a little bit, we can make a big difference,” Sara said. “Keep an eye out for recycling stations and please take a moment to separate out your recyclables. Your partnership helps our volunteers who will be sorting at the end of each day.”
EN applauds this effort for sustainability in our sport. If you are going to Rebecca Farm this week, join in and BYOWB!
The Event at Rebecca Farm kicks off this week, July 18-22, in Kalispell, MT. In addition to competition from Novice through CCI3* level, the event will also host the prestigious FEI North American Youth Championships (NAYC). Our own Leslie Wylie will be the boots on the ground this week, so stay tuned for much more from beautiful Rebecca Farm.