Starry Taitung Night Earns ISO Certification: Come and celebrate sustainability with us
臺東縣政府繼去年以「臺東最美星空」關山場向BSI英國標準協會申請「ISO 20121永續性活動管理系統」認證成功，今年最美星空以「與地球永續High Five！」為主軸，持續以永續為本，實踐ESG各個目標，也延續歷年促進「地方發展」、「文化平權」的精神指標，走入鄉鎮舉辦8場音樂會，每場皆邀請在地團體展現當地文化。
The Taitung County Government applied for British Standards Institution’s “ISO Event Sustainability Management Systems 20121 certification” with “Starry Taitung Night (Guanshan show)” and became certified. This year, Starry Taitung Night will take the theme of “High Five Planet Earth’s Sustainability,” continuing with the theme of sustainability, fulfilling ESG goals, and promoting “local development,” “Cultural equality.” The Township will hold 8 concerts, inviting local bands and groups to showcase Taitung’s culture.
There will be guides at the concerts this year to provide guidelines on the measures to protect the environment, including star gazing etiquette and learning about light pollution. The whole venue will be lit with low light pollution lighting. To incorporate the “Recycling Charity” theme, there will be many “paper not trashed” bins around the venue. The collected paper will be upcycled into handcrafted paper. The venue’s decoration also views reusability as a key factor in the designing process. The main stage has also been revamped by “Taiwan Artistic Creativity Unlimited Association,” an organization devoted to promoting sustainable art. The Chairman of the group, Mr. Jing-Yang Ho (Afu from Sodagreen), Designer Ming-Ni Jhan who has won the Golden Pin Design Award and Italian A’Design Award, and Designer Daisuke Nagatomo collaborated to create a stage device that can be reused. The organizations in charge of making the event’s souvenirs are also deeply involved in charity, combining environmental sustainability and social enterprise.
縣府秉持永續精神與推廣的理念，今年活動融合1% For The Planet地球稅理念，特別企劃推出「永續倡議」行動，各場次「臺東最美星空音樂會」，只要有一位參與者踏入活動場域，就能為世界上的環保非營利組織累積5元的地球稅；活動紀念品也與致力於創造玻璃回收全新循環經濟模式的「春池玻璃」合力製作「最美星空杯」、並與長期推動友善回收的「FNG世代設計」合作，使用100% 回收寶特瓶布料製作「無光害黑袋」與「在宇宙充墊」，紀念品的利潤將全數捐給1% For The Planet地球稅計畫，邀請大家來臺東享受最天然無光害的浪漫夜空。
In the spirit of promoting sustainability, this year’s event will use 1% For The Planet, and execute the special project “sustainability initiative.” For each participant at any “Starry Taitung Night Concert” $5 NTD earth tax will be donated to environmental non-profits around the world. The “Starry Night Glass Cup” souvenirs are produced by Spring Pool Glass, a company that is devoted to creating products from recycled glass. FNG Design, which has been promoting friendly recycling for a long time, will use 100% recycled PET bottle fabric to create “light pollution-free black bags” and “galaxy chargers.” All proceeds from the souvenirs will be donated to the 1% For The Planet project. We invite everyone to come and enjoy a romantic light pollution-free evening in Taitung. （Photo Credit：”Starry Taitung Night”）