Bonnaroo Wins Eco-Award

Festival organizers
shrug shoulders and say “Well, duh.”

 

By Brian Creech

 

 

The Bonnaroo Music and Arts
Festival has been given the “Outstanding Greener Festival” award for
2008 by the Awards Committee at A Greener Festival. <agreenerfestival.com>
A Greener Festival considers themselves the arbiter of all things green in the
live music industry around the world, and offers tips and research on how to
green up your music life through its website.

 

 

The “Outstanding Greener
Festival” is the highest accolade one can receive, and was awarded to
Bonnaroo this year along with only six other festivals globally. Thirty-one
festivals are considered for the award. 

 

 

“We couldn’t be more pleased
to receive this award,” said Bonnaroo’s sustainability coordinator Laura
Sohn. “We put a lot of work into reducing the impact the festival has on
the environment and it’s nice to be recognized.” 

 

 

In and official press release,
organizers say,” Recognizing that green issues are of paramount importance to
the organization, its patrons, and the world at large, Bonnaroo is proud to
present an event that is not only a good time, but also an example of an
environmentally sound gathering that helps our planet remain hospitable to
life.” 

 

 

In order to up the ante in 2008,
rumor has it that each band will share a drumset made from recycled tires,
aluminum cans, and recycled paper mâché. 

 

 

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