When you’ve got a brand new music festival you’re putting together it’s really a great opportunity to think outside the box when it comes to greening the event. And this July, organizers of the ROTHBURY Festival in Rothbury, Michigan will do just that; offsetting the carbon footprint of folks enjoying acts like the Dave Matthews Band, Gov’t Mule, Snoop Dogg, and John Mayer in a novel way.Partnering with Black Rock Solar to offset their carbon emissions through the donation of a solar system to a local school district, and ensuring their offset dollars go towards something local that provides tangible results while giving school kids and community members a terrific lesson on the benefits of solar energy at the same time.
The festival itself will be a party with a purpose. Featuring an on-site think tank on the issue of climate change, with folks like Dr. Steven Schneider and L. Hunter Lovins participating in multiple events to brainstorm away with festival-goers throughout the four day event.
And not to be content with just talking about our connection with the natural world, the festival site itself offers a chance for attendees to get back to nature as well. With trails, forests, fields, lakes and beach fronts to enjoy along with the event, this new environmentally sustainable music and camping festival promises to be a great way for fans of all stripes to celebrate music while thinking about the bigger picture and getting away from it all for the July 4th weekend as well.
The concert itself runs from July 3-6, and you can access the extensive list of performing acts scheduled to appear at rothburyfestival.com. Tickets are on sale now.