Heighten your global consciousness at Planet Roo. In this area you will find a variety of nonprofit organizations committed to protecting our resources, promoting healthy lifestyles and making the world a better place. Learn about issues from global warming to water protection to human rights issues. Learn how to reduce your carbon footprint with the Carbon Shredders. HeadCount has been a mainstay at Bonnaroo since 2004, so don’t forget to stop by their booth in Planet Roo to register vote, volunteer for live music events, and meet the HeadCount crew. Also, don’t forget to bring your old cell phone to the Rock the Earth booth to be recycled for free goodies and entry into the daily drawing for great prizes like CDs, DVDs, live downloads! Both HeadCount and Rock the Earth have opportunities that give you the chance to win tickets to next year’s festival!
In Planet Roo you will find a coffee shop, great meals at The Planet Roo Café (reserve your spot for a locally sourced dinner served at the café!), yoga classes, art and theatre at The Academy, ongoing short films at Planet Documentaries, and of course the ever popular Solar Stage. Be sure to visit Ben & Jerry’s who will be sampling the fabulous Coffee Caramel Buzz ice cream inspired by Bonnaroo!
Planet Roo Green Ambassadors
As you explore Planet Roo make sure to stop by the info booth beside the Post Office that is staffed by the Green Ambassadors. These ambassadors can answer your questions about the goings on in Planet Roo, as well as direct you to the various social and environmental mission groups that are represented at Bonnaroo.
Filtered Water Program
At Bonnaroo, in addition to our usual free high quality well water (similar to tap), we’ll have free filtered drinking water stations where you will be able to fill up your Bonnaroo water bottle throughout the festival. Visit the Bonnaroo Merchandise area onsite to purchase a super cool limited edition Bonnaroo water bottle and become part of the solution to reduce waste.
The Clean Vibes' Trading Post
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Win a Free Ride for 2 to Bonnaroo 2014!
This year welcomes back the Clean Vibes Trading Post, a non-profit project that wants to reward YOU for your green behavior. Help recycle as much as possible at Bonnaroo by turning in cans and bottles—then “trade” those cans and bottles for cool prizes! The cans and bottles become a currency of sort, and the more recycling you collect, the more valuable items you can “purchase.” Bring your cans and bottles to any of the Campground Pods or to the Trading Post in Planet Roo, and “cash them in.”
Depending on the number of cans and bottles you turn in, you will receive a certain number of point vouchers. Bring your vouchers to the Clean Vibes’ Trading Post in Planet Roo and trade them in for your choice of a variety of awesome prizes– from earth friendly health and beauty products and organic clothing to autographed band merchandise and food vendor vouchers. Cash them in for small stuff or keep collecting points throughout the weekend to “purchase” something big! The person who trades in the most recycling throughout the weekend will receive 2 tickets to next year’s event! RECYCLE & WIN!
The Clean Vibes Trading Post is the non-profit arm of Clean Vibes, a company formed and 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 eleven years, Clean Vibes has diverted over three and a half million pounds of recyclable and compostable material produced at the festival from the landfill.
Bonnaroo Victory Garden Powered by Gardener's Supply
Located in Planet Roo outside the post office, the Bonnaroo Victory Garden is a learning garden where you can participate in workshops and learn how to grow your own garden. The garden will be open throughout the festival with volunteers to answer all your gardening questions. The Garden Team will lead classes on how to garden in small spaces, how to create a culinary herb garden, the does and don’ts of wild foraging, how to compost, how to plant your own Shiitake mushroom logs and more.
Bonnaroo Carbon Shredders
The Carbon Shredders have partnered with We Are Neutral this year, to feature simple changes you can make in your everyday life to reduce your carbon footprint. Attendees travel from all over with a commitment to share in the Bonnaroo experience. Stop by and tell us how you made it here and share with us the small sustainable changes you are making in your own life. This year you’ll learn many more ways to shred your carbon and reduce your environmental footprint, and the Carbon Shredders booth will teach you how. Through food choices, water reductions, energy savings, and the way you transport yourself, we’ll give you a few good ideas to bring back home. Put your pin in the Carbon Shred map, learn more about solar power, or stop by for a good conversation, The Carbon Shred team will be there! Check out We Are Neutral on Facebook for more info on how you can make your Bonnaroo greener!