BONNAROO'S OFFICIAL SUSTAINABILITY STATEMENT
We don’t just want to be the best festival. We aspire to be the greenest festival—and set the standard in sustainability and greening practices for North American concert events. To do so, we will engage fans, artists, the public, officials and even other festivals. Because of what’s at stake, we will gladly spend the extra effort and cost this sometimes involves. We believe our commitment to being sustainably green doesn’t hurt the Bonnaroo experience, but rather defines it and improves it. Who says you can’t have fun while changing the world?
ANNUAL REPORT TO THE FANS
Respect for our surroundings isn’t just our responsibility, it’s a core value of who we want to be. We want you to think positivity when you think Bonnaroo. That’s why, since day one on the farm, we’ve sweat bullets in pursuit of sustainability. To us, sustainability means economy, environment, health and culture. It means bringing our community closer, and every year, leaving the festival grounds feeling like we did better than the year before.
Part of our commitment to constant improvement is better reporting. That’s why this year we’re debuting Bonnaroo’s first ever Annual Sustainability Report. Here’s just a sampling of the sustainability improvements Bonnaroo made real in 2013.
WASTE IS A TERRIBLE THING TO WASTE
If you’ve ever cleaned up after a party, you can imagine what we face at Bonnaroo.
Thanks to the amazing efforts of the Clean Vibes team we diverted 366.37 tons by weight from the landfill in 2013! A special thanks to our friends at Eco-Products who helped us to reduce our overall footprint by supplying our site with 100% compostable food service items.
2014 BONNAROO WASTE DIVERSION RATES BY WEIGHT
Approximately 120 tons - Total waste composted
• 3.8 tons - Total used cooking oil collected by Yellow Dog Renewables to be processed into biodiesel
• 16.04 tons - Total cardboard hauled to Coffee County Recycling
• 18.42 tons - Total scrap metal hauled to American Iron and Metal in Manchester, TN
• 173.16 tons - Total commingled waste hauled to All In One Recycling
• 100.82 tons – Total hauled to WastAway for processing into fuel pellets
• 432.2 tons - Total waste diverted from the landfill
• 67% - Percent of all waste diverted from landfill by weight
█ Commingled - 173.16 tons
█ Cardboard - 16.04 tons
█ Compost - 120 tons
█ Scrap Metal - 18.42 tons
█ Cooking Oil - 3.8 tons
13 YEARS OF GREEN
Learn about all of the steps towards a more sustainable Bonnaroo that we've taken over the years!
SUPPORT THE GREEN TICKET IN 2014!
One dollar from your 2014 Bonnaroo ticket goes toward permanent sustainable site improvements on the Farm. Stay tuned for an annual report detailing how we are using this money to make Bonnaroo the greenest it can be. Are you allowed to give more than $1 to the fund? Yes please, thank you and hooray! You can upgrade your donation when you buy your ticket.
RIDESHARE TO BONNAROO
Save money. Make friends.
Looking to carpool to Bonnaroo, but don’t know how? Zimride makes it easy to connect with other festival goers heading your way. Driving? Post your trip on Zimride and sell the empty seats in your car. Need a ride? Book cheap seats in one of the many Bonnaroo carpools listed on Zimride.
Bonnaroo supports ridesharing to reduce traffic and our carbon footprint. Please consider Zimride as one tool to investigate or offer ride options. The Zimride platform uses Facebook integration to create a fun way for friends to share rides. Zimride empowers individuals to join together to save money, make friends and reduce our carbon footprint. Check things out before you go and be safe! Post or find your ride to Bonnaroo today.
2014 Carpool Contest
Arrive at the Festival with 4 or more people in your vehicle and you will be eligible for prizes:
1st place: 3 cars from each tollbooth will be eligible for AUTOMATIC VIP UPGRADES for each passenger in the car
2nd place: 3 cars from each tollbooth will be eligible for 2 VENDOR TOKENS for each passenger in your car. That’s 2 meals free!
3rd place: 3 cars from each tollbooth will be eligible for a BONNAROO MERCH ITEM for each passenger in your car.
Here’s how it works: Print out the Bonnaroo 2013 Carpooling PDF or write CARPOOLING TO THE ROO on an 8.5 x 11″ sheet of paper and put it at your windshield. We’ll have spotters at the tollbooths picking out cars at random. All winners will be notified ON THE SPOT.
THE GREENING VILLAGE AND PLANET ROO
Planet Roo is an eco and social-activism village dedicated to promoting a socially responsible lifestyle. The performance stage here is actually powered by solar panels!
Within Planet Roo you’ll find a waste-free café, a documentary cinema tent, a silent auction benefiting worthy causes, and lots of information about how we are making a difference—and how you can, too.
BonnaROOTS Community Dinners
THE BONNAROOTS COMMUNITY DINNERS ARE SOLD OUT! THANK YOU!
Napa Valley, Hudson Valley… Coffee County? Yup! We’re doing farm-to-table under the Tennessee stars with locally-sourced, four-course communal dinners at Bonnaroo. Join 100 new friends and mystery special guests at one big table to eat, drink and raise thousands of dollars for the greater good. Take a timeout from on-the-go festival eating to enjoy a southern heritage meal featuring local and organic foods - each course coming from within 100 miles, if not from the Bonnaroo Victory Garden just steps away.
And give what you can to support our grassroots non-profit partners, Oxfam America and Eat for Equity, whether that's $20 for your place at the table or donating your time to cook the meal and wash dishes. Links for tickets below, to volunteer stop by the Eat for Equity booth in Planet Roo.
What: BonnaRoots Feasts
When: Thursday, June 13th at 7:00 PM AND Saturday, June 14th at 6:00 PM
Where: Under the Tennessee stars in PlanetRoo*
How: Reserve your seat at the 2014 BonnaRoots Feasts!
Or stop by the Eat for Equity booth to see the menu and make your reservation while tickets last.
*If there’s rain meet us in the Academy*