Sea.Hear.Now is committed to raising awareness about the issues facing our ocean environment, including the global plastic waste crisis and climate change. Pledge to do your part to minimize plastic pollution, lower your carbon footprint, and support sustainable business at the festival by signing up for the Sea.Hear.Now Green Wave!

In 2019 at Sea.Hear.Now:

  • 51,954 bottles were saved from use by Hydration Stations
  • 6,550 reusable cups were used and refilled 14,508 times
  • 580 fans filled up bags of recycling through our Rock & Recycle program with the Surfrider Foundation
  • 75 volunteers worked with Surfrider Foundation to run the Rock & Recycle program and Hydration Stations
  • Over 500 fans chose eco-friendly transportation by bicycling to the fest
  • 2,000 pounds of food was donated to The Center in Asbury Park


Why it matters: Transportation to and from the festival is the main source of carbon emissions for the event.
What you can do: Take the low-emission route to and from the festival. Carpool, bike, walk, or take public transportation.


Why it matters: Nearly a million plastic beverage bottles are sold every minute. Worldwide, over 500 billion plastic bottles are used every year.
What you can do: Go refillable! Carry your own reusable bottle, or pick up a reusable commemorative festival cup or bottle from Manna Hydration. Present the Green Wave Tin Cup at the bar for special discounts on cocktails. Remember to stay hydrated and visit a Manna Hydration Station for free, cool, filtered water.


Why it matters: Every year, 9 Million tons of plastic waste ends up in the ocean, a trillion plastic bags are used worldwide, and 500 million plastic straws are used a day.
What you can do:

  • Use provided trash and recycling bins and get rewarded for going above and beyond through the festival’s Rock & Recycle Program, presented by Surfrider, where you can earn a commemorative festival T-shirt and a chance to win more!
  • Stop sucking! Join us in fighting plastic pollution by saying no to plastic drinking straws.
  • Pitch in and join Surfrider at their Jersey Shore Chapter beach clean-up before the festival on International Coastal Cleanup day (September 15th), where you can earn a Sea.Hear.Now reusable bag that will help you breeze through festival security, and a chance to win 2 GA tickets to this year’s Sea.Hear.Now Music Festival. More info here.


Why it matters: Fair trade, local, organic, and vegetable-focused items are the least environmentally damaging. Aluminum cans are more efficient to recycle than plastic bottles. Once the aluminum has been produced, it can be recycled repeatedly. Canned water is provided by Open Water.
What you can do: Seek out plant based, organic, locally sourced meal options at the festival from our list of vendors, and alternatives to plastic when consuming beverages.