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.
We are excited to share our 2014 annual report! It was a banner year for us in large part thanks to your efforts on site. Each year you all inspire us to be reach for the stars. Here is a sampling of what we were able to accomplish in 2014!
View the Annual Report
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.
2013 BONNAROO WASTE DIVERSION RATES BY WEIGHT
48% of all waste diverted from landfill
- 192.14 tons hauled commingled to All In One Recycling
- 26.49 tons of scrap metal hauled to American Iron and Metal in Manchester, TN
- 22.39 tons of cardboard, office paper, and electronics hauled to Coffee County Recycling
- 3.85 tons of used cooking oil diverted and collected by Yellow Dog Renewables to be processed into biodiesel
- Approximately 120 tons of compost
13 YEARS OF GREEN
Learn about all of the steps towards a more sustainable Bonnaroo that we've taken over the years!
Check It Out
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.