Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Sustainable Festivation at the Telluride Bluegrass Festival

This past weekend, staff from the Leave No Trace headquarters in Boulder, CO had the opportunity to climb out from behind their desks, and offer quality booth outreach at the Telluride Bluegrass Festival. Invited back by our good friends at Planet Bluegrass, we had the opportunity to conduct our 5th annual How Green Is Your Grass? Campsite Challenge to extend the spirit of sustainable festivation into the campgrounds. This now annual contest encourages all of us to raise the bar for sustainable camping by honoring campsites that excel in achieving the highest levels of the Leave No Trace festival philosophy. With a sold out crowd of 11,500 festivarians from all over the world, simple steps such as separating campsite compost/recycling/trash, reusing cups/dishes, using alternative forms of energy, and buying camp food and produce from local vendors, drastically reduced the footprint of the festivarian campers. Thank you to all who's not too early to start planning for next year!

The GRAND PRIZE campsite challenge winner for two Town Park camping passes will be announced shortly!

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