Credit: Bonnaroo Music Festival
Bonnaroo Music and Art festival has been given the "Outstanding Greener Festival" award by agreenerfestival.com, "authority on all things green in the live music industry around the world." The "Outstanding Greener Festival" is the highest accolade one can receive, and was awarded to Bonnaroo this year along with only six other festivals globally. Bonnaroo has, since inception, attempted to change the direction of the concert industry by implementing carbon-conscious practices and emphasizing the importance of minding waste and excess while still enjoying great music.
From the A Greener Festival Site:
The Award is based on a seven part questionnaire which covers event management, travel and transport plans, CO2 emissions, fair trade, waste management and recycling, water management and noise pollution. Points are awarded for festivals which can show an active plan to promote public transport, reduce on-site waste, recycle and compost wherever possible, re-use water and use sustainable power. Festivals are expected to have a coherent environmental policy and we have environmental auditors who visit as many festival sites as possible to assess how festivals implement their plans.
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