LEARN! RELAX! ENJOY!
Planet Roo is the place to be to heighten your global consciousness with yoga, meditation, amazing interviews and intimate performances from musicians. In this area, you can find a variety of nonprofit organizations, a coffee shop, yoga classes, art and theater classes at The Academy, the Bonnaroo Learning Garden, the Solar Stage, and great meals at The Planet Roo Café (reserve your spot for a locally sourced dinner served at the café on Friday!).
There are a number of exciting new non-profits in the area as well as mainstays, like HeadCount who has been at Bonnaroo since 2004, so don't forget to stop by their booth in Planet Roo to register to vote, volunteer for live music events, and meet the HeadCount crew. You can also see a Shelterbox tent, meet the fine folks of the Appalachian Law Center or Community Food Advocates and MANY MORE!
You can also do your part by bringing your old, unwanted cell phones (in ANY condition) to Bonnaroo and recycling them at the Rock the Earth booth! For each cell phone your bring to be recycled, you receive an entry to win a pair of tickets to Bonnaroo 2015 OR the opportunity to view the act of your choice from side stage or the pit at Bonnaroo 2014 (Saturday or Sunday acts only). The more cell phones you bring, the more chances you get to win!
Meet the Carbon Shredders, Green Ambassadors and the Bonnaroo Census!
As you explore Planet Roo, stop by Positivity Park! Here you can fill out the Bonnaroo Census, learn ways to reduce your carbon footprint, and meet the Planet Roo Ambassadors! Our good friends from the Southern Energy Network will be hosting a post card campaign supporting renewable energy action where just by filling out a card you will be entered to win a year’s supply of Ben and Jerry’s ice-cream! Be sure to take advantage of the Positivity Park and learn about all that Bonnaroo has to offer on the sustainability front! The Carbon Shredders will be at it again as well, partnering with We Are Neutral again this year to feature simple changes you can make in your everyday life to reduce your carbon footprint. Stop by and tell us how you traveled to Bonnaroo and share with us the small sustainable changes you are making in your own life.
Become part of the solution to reduce disposable plastic waste and pollution.Help reduce our consumption of plastics by joining the Refill Revolution and refilling your own water bottle! We’re making it easier than ever to fill up, hydrate and cut waste. In addition to the free well water we always offer on site (just as good as from a tap), this year we’ve established free filtered drinking water stations throughout the festival. We are partnering with Steelys Drinkware and the Plastic Pollution Coalition to bring you affordable, high-quality Bonnaroo stainless steel water bottles and beer cups. There are limited quantities of these custom reusable drinkware items, so get ‘em quick before they’re gone!
WATER BOTTLES (WITH FREE WATER REFILLS):
We create a limited edition Bonnaroo Steelys refillable stainless steel water bottle with carabineer clip carrier. Pick one up for only $5 at all concessions stands or at participating vendors. Your bottle can be filled and refilled an infinite number of times at any of the water refill mushrooms on site — and you can take it home and re-use it endlessly to cut daily waste and spread the revolution. We’ve made sure that all of the water at Bonnaroo is healthy to consume, easy to access, and free. It comes directly from on-site wells so there is no trucking in of water, making our Refill Revolution even more sustainable! Participating vendors will also accept Bonnaroo bottles to fill with select beverages they are selling. Stay hydrated in style and reduce your waste in a big way this year with these fabulous water bottles!
BEER CUPS (WITH DISCOUNTED BEER REFILLS):
Buy your Refill Revolution Steelys food-grade stainless steel pint cup, good for discounted refills, at beer stands while supplies last! Between the limited quantities and the mark down refill deal that comes with it, these collectible cups will be gone FAST! The reusable steel cups will be sold for $15 anywhere draft beer is sold (except the Brooers Fest). What do you get for $15? An amazing Bonnaroo Refill Revolution Steelys cup — filled with a cold beer —and complete with an insulated scuba foam carrying strap that you can attach to your bag or belt loop for easy transport. As if that wasn’t awesome enough, you also get $1 OFF ALL subsequent beer purchases (except in the Brooers Fest) made with your Refill Revolution cup.
The Clean Vibes' Trading Post
RECYCLE & WIN TWO TICKETS TO BONNAROO 2015!
This year welcomes back the Clean Vibes Trading Post, a nonprofit project that wants to reward YOU for your green behavior. Help recycle as much as possible at Bonnaroo by trading in your cans, cups, and bottles for cool prizes! The recyclables earn you point vouchers, and the more you collect, the more valuable items you can “purchase.”
In addition to encouraging and rewarding recycling, the Clean Vibes Trading Post has always aimed to help reduce cigarette butt litter on-site. Stop by the Trading Post and pick up a small bag, fill it with cigarette butts, and turn it in for points just like the cans and bottles. Did you know the Clean Vibes Trading Post can now RECYCLE those butts? When you pick up your bags, don't forget to ask a Trading Post staff member about how we recycle the most commonly littered item in America.
Turn in your bags of recycling or cigarette butts at the Clean Vibes Trading Post or any Campground Pod and receive point vouchers. Stop by the Clean Vibes Trading Post in Planet Roo and exchange the vouchers for your choice of a variety of awesome prizes– from earth-friendly health and beauty products, camping gear and organic clothing to autographed band merchandise and food vendor vouchers. The person who trades in the most recycling throughout the weekend will receive two tickets to next year’s event!
The Clean Vibes Trading Post is the nonprofit arm of Clean Vibes, a company dedicated to the responsible waste and recycling management of outdoor festivals and events. Clean Vibes has been a part of all of the previous Bonnaroo festivals, handling the trash and recycling management for each event. Over the past 12 years, Clean Vibes has diverted more than four million pounds of recyclable and compostable material produced at the festival from the landfill.
Bonnaroo Learning Garden
Located in Planet Roo outside the post office, in the Bonnaroo Learning Garden you can participate in workshops and learn how to grow your own garden. There are volunteers on hand throughout the weekend to answer all of your gardening questions: learn the do’s and don’ts of wild foraging, how to compost, how to garden in small places, how to create a culinary herb garden, how to plant your own Shiitake mushroom logs and much more!
Oak Tree Collective
One of the first things you’ll notice during your experience in Planet Roo is the Oak Tree Collective. This crew of artists and builders uses natural and salvaged items to create a cooler atmosphere at Bonnaroo. They’ve built an eclectic neighborhood of sustainable and shady structures – like the straw bale Post Office – and they return each year before the festival to continue the transformation towards beauty, art, and shade. Learn more about the Oak Tree Collective at their table inside the USPS Post Office in the center of Planet Roo.