Trash is for Tossers: How to be Zero Waste at Music Festivals!

It’s festival season and from my experience, music festivals and trash go hand in hand. Don’t get me wrong, the people that organize music festivals are definitely working towards making them more sustainable (there are now water refill stations,...

A Greener Music Festival

Glastonbury festival is one of the biggest festivals in the world. During the course of the festival around 2,000 tonnes of rubbish are generated. So what happens to it? This year the Glastonbury organisers hope to recycle more that 50% of it, and have a small army of...

Zero-Waste Event Makeovers Anyone Can Do

When it comes to eliminating waste at your event, a picture is worth a thousand words. Following are two examples of seriously simple, low- to no-cost ways to reduce event waste that anyone can accomplish. More quick tips by Shawna McKinley over at Event Manager Blog....

Leave No Trace at Burning Man

Despite their reputation for burning down large scale art, Burning Man is proud to be the largest practicing Leave No Trace event in the world, and continues to be recognised by the USA Bureau of Land Management for not only maintaining Leave No Trace standards, but...

Find Out How Arts Fest Goes Zero Waste

When Brad Fey volunteered on Arts Fest’s trash crew with his Rotary Club, he was dismayed by the 75 tons of garbage it produced each year. As he filled dumpster after dumpster to the brim, Fey discovered most trash collected Arts Festival weekend could be recycled, or...

NRDC Releases “Guide to Composting at Sports Venues”

Composting for sports organizations just got easier with the release of NRDC’s Guide to Composting at Sports Venues. This is the latest in a series of technically-informed ecological management tools provided by the NRDC Sports Project at no cost to sports venues...

Guides For A Plastic Free Festival

THE AIM In 2013 Shambala Festival ran a hugely successful campaign to eliminate disposable plastics from the event. A combination of the Bring a Bottle campaign, where all attendees were asked to bring a re-usable bottle, banning the sale of bottled water, and using...

Verizon Helps Super Bowl Recycle E-Waste

The NY/NJ Super Bowl Host Committee and the NFL are partnering with Verizon and the Broadway Green Alliance to collect and recycle electronic waste in New York and New Jersey. The host committee and the NFL say the e-waste recycling events are part of a series of...

Super Bowl Dining ‘Greenest in History’

Super Bowl XLVIII dining will be the “greenest in history,” say MetLife Stadium and foodservice partner Delaware North Companies Sportservice. The partners have earned the title of first Certified Green Restaurant stadium from the Green Restaurant Association (GRA)....

New York Yankees All Fired Up To Lead the League in Sustainability

Two weeks before the New York Yankees opened their 111th baseball season, as Derek Jeter and his teammates were in Florida finishing up their spring training schedule, the Yankee’s vice president of Stadium Operations, Doug Behar, was out in California, attending a...

NASCAR’s Sustainability

NASCAR has launched a sustainability program simply named, NASCAR Green . It has been in existence for five years now and aims to reduce the environmental impact of the sport. Part of the success of NASCAR Green stems from the many initiatives they have started and...