Community Engagement

We’ve implemented 11 INITIATIVES to engage our community. Here are some highlights from what we’re doing… PLUS how you can participate!

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Vibing in the Eco Village

The Eco Village is a can’t miss! With the Oasis stage at its center, it has shade structures, places to lounge, live art and immersive education experiences from our local partners. Engage and connect with Debris Free Oceans, Clean Miami Beach, F-Fentanyl, Love the Everglades Movement, and Baptist Health South Florida to learn about protecting the environment and our community.

Giving you opportunities to volunteer

Our volunteers make this program possible. Be a Mission: Home hero by signing up with Clean Vibes! 

Educating partners, vendors and staff

Our community of partners, vendors and staff are an integral part of all of our sustainability initiatives and are trained on how they can participate when moving into Bayfront Park. Together, we bring Mission: Home to life!

Posting sustainability signage

Throughout our event, you’ll see physical and digital signage reminding you to Leave No Trace, “Connect to Nature”, protect Biscayne Bay and participate in other sustainability initiatives.

Collecting and sharing detailed reports

All sustainability initiatives will be audited and a final report will be compiled to track key learnings and successes. Auditing these initiatives not only ensures compliance, but also builds a foundation for growth in future events.

Giving one paid intern and student volunteers real world industry experience

17 Students interested in learning about sustainable event production will assist with sustainability initiative implementation and auditing, building professional skills while making a positive impact!

Creating this very web page and social media posts

Advanced messaging of our Mission: Home program is intended to educate our community and encourage sustainable behavior among attendees and our worldwide audience. It also can inspire the event industry as a whole!

Participating in speaking engagements and education

Our sustainability team often speaks on this program and its implementation at events in order to share insights and inspire  our industry to operate more sustainably. Email: [email protected] for more information.

Making sustainability accessible to all

We’re working to make Mission: Home more inclusive by placing recycling bins in ADA Viewing Areas and providing straws (made from sustainable materials, of course!) upon request at the ADA Services Hub. Check out our ADA Guide and email [email protected] for special accessibility requests related to Mission: Home, or with suggestions on how to improve!

The below Pollution Prevention & Nature Preservation initiatives engage our community too!

Cleaning up the Bayfront Park shoreline with some of our favorite community organizations

“Sound: ON”, our annual Bayfront Park shoreline cleanup, was a huge success! In partnership with Clean Miami Beach, Debris Free Oceans, Love the Everglades Movement, Clean this Beach Up, Bye Bye Plastic Foundation and Miami Dade County’s Sea Turtle Conservation Program, 800 pounds of trash were removed from Bayfront Park’s shoreline on Sunday, March 3rd! Volunteers were treated to Ultra merchandise and music, plus one lucky volunteer won a pair of tickets to Ultra! Since 2020, this cleanup has removed over 800 pounds of waste from the shoreline. Join us next year.

Dancing while we clean

During the festival, keep an eye out for our Mission: Home heroes coming around in blue Ultra superhero capes to dance with you while we all clean up our dance floors together. Participate and you might just be in for a surprise gift!

Understanding the nature present in Bayfront Park and Biscayne Bay

Local naturalists and ecologists have taught our team about the vegetation and ecosystems present all around Ultra, so that we can work towards preserving them. Now, you can learn too by finding our “Connect to Nature” educational signage placed in special spots throughout the festival.