Change Starts Here
Change Starts Here
Learn! Relax! Enjoy!
Take a break from the chaos of festival life in Planet Roo, a haven for sustainability and global consciousness. With representation from a diverse group of non-profit organizations, this space is an opportunity to learn and relax. Bonnaroovians can come together for yoga classes or a healthy, organic meal at the Planet Roo Café too.
Stay tuned to learn more about the exciting projects we have in the works for this area for this year!Explore Planet Roo
Support Our Sustainability Efforts
Just by purchasing a ticket to Bonnaroo, you support all of the sustainability efforts on-site, $1 from every ticket we sell goes towards our sustainability work. From our community projects to our composting to our BonnaROOTS dinners. If you want to give more to support even more projects like these, you can do so! Remember pennies add up to dollars, so give what you can.Make A Donation
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 positively when you think Bonnaroo. That’s why, since day one on The Farm, we’ve sweat bullets in pursuit of sustainability. It’s also why the past few years, we’ve reported back to you on our sustainability successes.See The 2018 Sustainability Report
Join the REFILL REVOLUTION and pre-purchase your beer cup when you buy your ticket! Last year these cups sold out on site FAST. We will be partnering once again with Steelys Drinkware and the Plastic Pollution Coalition to bring you a quality stainless steel beer cup! Purchase a beer cup during the ticket buying process or on site at any beverage stand with draft beer. Cups are $15 each and includes the durable cup with to-go carrying strap, filled with a cold beer — plus an additional $1 discount off all subsequent refills made with the cup at beer stands throughout the remainder of the festival.
Additionally, you can help reduce our consumption of plastics by refilling your water bottles. In addition to our usual free high quality well water (similar to tap), we have free filtered drinking water stations to fill up your water bottle throughout the festival site. Your bottle can be filled and refilled an infinite number of times at any of the water refill mushrooms on site; in fact, all of the water at Bonnaroo is drinkable. It comes directly from our wells so there is no trucking in of water, which makes the program even more sustainable!Join The Revolution!
The Clean Vibes’ Trading Post
At the Clean Vibes Trading Post, your bottles and cans become currency used to purchase festival gear, camping essentials, t-shirts and more! After you’ve given your plastic bottle a second life by refilling and reusing, bring it on down to the Trading Post to swap it out for some well earned swag!
Rooduce, Roouse, Roocycle
With great fun comes great responsibility. Please help Clean Vibes, our heroic trash and recycling crew, by keeping your site and the concert areas clean. Recycle, compost and pick up after yourself.WHAT GOES WHERE:
- RECYCLING – Place in recycling collection bins throughout site and blue bags at your campsite. All plastic containers, aluminum and tin cans, glass, clean mixed paper, drink cartons, plastic packaging and grocery bags can be recycled.
- COMPOST – Place all food waste and other compostables in compost collection bins throughout site or in clear bags at your campsite. (Do not contaminate with trash.) All plates, cups, forks and other food service items sold by festival vendors are compostable.
- LANDFILL – If it can’t be recycled or composted, place it in the landfill collection bins throughout the site or in a clear bag at your campsite. Styrofoam, chip bags, ice cream and candy wrappers should go in this bin.
- CIGARETTE BUTTS – Place in butt bins located throughout Centeroo for recycling or collect and turn them in at the Clean Vibes Trading Post for prizes.
When the music stops, please clean up your campsite (get extra bags at your local Plaza). Pick up bottle caps and any other debris. Tie up your bags and leave them at the edge of the road. We’ll take it from there. Collect cans, cups, and bottles or cigarette butts using a bag from the Clean Vibes Trading Post and trade them in for points to redeem for a variety of great prizes.
Inside Planet Roo
The Academy, located within the hay bale building in the heart Planet Roo offers interactive arts experiences with workshops in art, song writing, percussion, henna tattooing, instrument building, gardening and more! Explore the schedule through the link below.See The Academy Schedule
BonnaROOTS Community Dinners
BonnaROOTS are our annual locally-sourced sunset feasts supporting grassroots causes—Oxfam America and Eat for Equity. VERY special guests join us for an unforgettable meal on The Farm. Last year people found themselves sitting next to Bonnaroo co-founders, Bonnaroo producers, artists, activists and an assortment of Bonnaroovians with an appetite for soulfully good food. Together, you’ll eat, drink, and raise thousands of dollars for the greater good.Get A Ticket
The anchor of Planet Roo is The Farm’s only completely solar powered stage – the HOW Stage.See The HOW Stage Schedule!
Bonnaroo Learning Garden
Learn to grow your own food, right in the middle of the festival! The Learning Garden is a quintessential Planet Roo experience where you can get hands on training from knowledgeable farmers and volunteers. The Learning Garden is a dynamic space to explore your curiosity about food.
4ocean: good is the new cool
4ocean will discuss how a for-profit company can be for a good cause and all of the other ways we can change the world by working together.
2019 Planet Roo Partners & Non-Profit Activities
Our Planet Roo partners are amazing! They always go above and beyond to make this area vibrant and innovative, so check below for info on who you’ll find in Planet Roo this June.
The American Friends Service Committee (AFSC) is a Quaker organization that promotes lasting peace with justice, as a practical expression of faith in action. A Nobel Peace prize recipient, AFSC’s work is based on the belief in the worth of every person, and faith in the power of love to overcome violence and injustice.
Arts Inside is a nonprofit organization that provides arts and education workshops for incarcerated men and women at the Grundy County Detention Center. Through artistic endeavors workshop participants explore their creativity and spend time each week in a pleasant and relaxing environment. Arts Inside operates under the umbrella of the Grundy County Sheriff’s Office Reentry Program.Visit Website
A COMPREHENSIVE APPROACH TO PREVENTING GUN VIOLENCE. Positive change can happen. Americans have rallied, marched, and voted for this problem to no longer be ignored. Brady is committed to delivering life-saving change and comprehensive solutions to the American people. We owe it to ourselves, our families, and our communities to keep all Americans safe.Visit Website
Calling All Crows partners with musicians and fans to create change for women through hands-on service and activism. Through pre-show service projects, education and advocacy at live music events, and grassroots fundraising, they are working toward a future when the live music industry measures its success not only by ticket sales, but by the impact of musicians and fans mobilizing together for social change. Calling All Crows is bringing their Here For The Music campaign to make shows and festivals safer and free from sexual violence to Bonnaroo for the second year in a row in 2019!Visit Website
Donate Life America is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization leading its national partners and Donate Life State Teams to increase the number of donated organs, eyes and tissues available to save and heal lives through transplantation while developing a culture where donation is embraced as a fundamental human responsibility.Visit Website
Eat for Equity is a nonprofit that builds a culture of generosity through sustainable community feasts. By organizing and cooking collaborative public dinners, Eat for Equity engages people to eat, drink, give what they can to support nonprofits addressing inequities in local communities and around the world.Visit Website
The Factory Farming Awareness Coalition is an educational non-profit dedicated to empowering people to save animals, the environment and our own health through our daily food choices.Visit Website
Free for Life International is a Nashville-based organization committed to the identification, assistance and restoration of victims and survivors of human trafficking. We believe in sustainable, multi-faceted solutions that address prevention, intervention and restoration. Our vision is to help Bonnaroo become the leading festival in combating the human trafficking taking place in our own community.Visit Website
Girls Behind The Rock Show was founded on the principle of female empowerment and education within the music industry. We are dedicated to helping artists and bands drive female empowerment and diversity in productive and positive ways, and promoting these educational initiatives throughout the culture of the music scene. Ultimately, we’re aiming to level the playing field and make it not only more accessible for females to become involved the industry, but also stay involved and further their career.
HeadCount is a non-partisan organization that uses the power of music to register voters and promote participation in democracy. We reach young people and music fans where they already are – at concerts and online – to inform and empower.Visit Website
Kidsville is a program of The Conservancy for the Parthenon and Centennial Park, presenting over 100 free education events annually in Centennial Park and across Nashville. Kidsville’s mission is to utilize the arts and play to help educate children in the areas of music, nutrition, fitness, and literacy to enhance the development of healthy and successful futures for Nashville’s youngest citizens.
Love Hope Strength (LHS) is the world’s leading Rock n Roll cancer charity working to save lives, one concert at a time. This is accomplished by implementing free bone marrow donor registry drives at concerts, festivals and other events all over the world in an attempt to identify life-saving marrow donors for cancer, and other blood disorders, patients in need of transplants.
To date, LHS has worked with Bonnaroo to register over 3800 festival attendees, resulting in an incredible 120 potentially-life-saving donor matches being discovered. Please join us this year to increase the positive impact Bonnaroo has had on the cancer community. GET ON THE LIST and YOU could save a life!Visit Website
ONE is a global movement campaigning to end extreme poverty and preventable disease by 2030.Visit Website
At Rock the Earth, we believe artists and musicians are especially equipped to reach people at their core, crossing cultural and political divides that threaten our planet. Through art and music, we can inspire communities to unify, mobilize, and fight for our environment.Visit Website
Our mission if to educate and advocate for the conservation and improvement of Tennessee’s environment, communities and public health since 1970. We are excited be a part of Planet Roo’s sustainability efforts and to make sure festival-goers know how to recycle and compost right!Visit Website
One of the world’s largest volunteer-based non profits, the Art of Living is dedicated to creating a stress-free, violence-free society.
AOLF offers numerous highly effective educational and self-development programs and tools that facilitate the elimination of stress and foster deep and profound inner peace, happiness and well-being for all individuals. These programs, which include breathing techniques, meditation, yoga, and practical wisdom for daily living, have helped millions around the world to completely transform their lives.Visit Website
The Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) works every day to safeguard the Earth: its people, its plants and animals, and the natural systems on which all life depends. A healthy environment should be a basic right for all of us – regardless of where we live, how we vote, or what we look like. Every person has the right to clean air, clean water, and a livable future. With the power of more than 3 million members and activists, NRDC creates solutions for lasting environmental change, protecting natural resources in the United States and across the globe.Visit Website
To Write Love on Her Arms is a non-profit movement dedicated to presenting hope and finding help for those struggling with depression, addiction, self-injury, and suicide. TWLOHA exists to encourage, inspire, inform, and also to invest directly into treatment and recovery.Visit Website
Tullahoma Art Center. Be a part of the fun! Support our mission. Get in touch. Get involved. Together we can make a difference.Visit Website
We Are Neutral is an environmental nonprofit that helps businesses and individuals understand, reduce, and offset their carbon footprints. We Are Neutral accomplishes this through environmental education and hands-on carbon reduction/offset initiatives. Establishing businesses and individuals as carbon neutral leaders allows We Are Neutral to weave sustainability into existing frameworks while directly improving the communities around them.
We Are Neutral has worked with Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival and the Bonnaroo Works Fund for the last 8 years to offset a percentage of the festival’s carbon footprint, provide attendees with an opportunity to offset the carbon footprint of their travel at their booth in Planet Roo, and perform energy retrofits for over 750 families in the surrounding Manchester, TN community.Visit Website
WXNA is a freeform, nonprofit community radio station in Nashville, Tennessee, that provides unusual and eclectic cultural programming reflecting the area’s rich history and cultural diversity. From Memphis Minnie to Sleater-Kinney, it all sounds good to us!
Youth Making Ripples is a global platform for ocean conservation, education, and discovery. Our mission is to raise awareness of critical marine issues and promote the protection of our oceans through inspiring and engaging documentaries created by elementary, middle and high school students.Visit Website