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Arise: An Eco-Friendly Festival

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Music festivals, while notorious for their welcoming environment and focus on community, can also be devastating in their environmental impact. At major festivals tons of trash is often produced and the carbon output of thousands of fans driving to the festival produces has serious negative impacts. 

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The ARISE Festival strives to be different.

ARISE upholds forward-thinking standards to minimize the event’s environmental impact. All food vendors are required to use compostable bio-cups and flatware onsite. Recycling and compost stations are strategically placed throughout the campgrounds and concert bowl. Water in single-use plastic bottles are not sold at ARISE. ARISE offers free water for reusable, refillable water bottles. ARISE also has Eco Products on board as the Official Sustainability Partner of the festival. The company provides compostable cups and bags.

Other efforts made by ARISE to reduce the environmental damage include:

 

 

ARISE PLANTS A TREE FOR EVERY TICKET SOLD

ARISE works with Fort Collins based not-for-profit organization Trees, Water & People to plant one tree for every ticket sold.

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ZERO HERO – COMPOST & WASTE PROGRAM

ARISE works hand-in-hand with Colorado based ZERO HERO to provide trash, recycling and composting hubs throughout the festival grounds.

BIO-DIESEL FUEL

ARISE uses a blend of bio-diesel fuel to power the stages, festival lighting and production lighting. Supporting Fort Collins based non-profit Biodiesel for Bands, tons of carbon dioxide is prevented from entering the atmosphere.

PRINTED MATERIALS

ARISE Music Festival uses 100% post-consumer recycled paper and soy-based inks in printed materials.

LOCALLY SOURCED

ARISE chooses Colorado based vendors and food trucks, and gives priority to those who source their products locally.

LOVE FOR ORGANICS

To provide healthy, feel-good choices, the ARISE Festival selects organic vendors and food trucks as much as possible.

ARISE 2018 Information: Following the successful and sold out 2017 ARISE Music Festival, the annual gathering will return again to gorgeous Sunrise Ranch in Loveland, Colorado on August 3-5, 2018. ARISE has become Colorado’s fastest growing summer music festival, anchored in the love of live music. The multi-genre music festival offers 7 stages of world class performances ranging from funk, reggae, bluegrass, jam, hip-hop, rock, electronic, folk to conscious roots music. This year’s eclectic lineup will feature sets from Slightly Stoopid, Thievery Corporation, Trevor Hall, Pepper, Living Legends, Ott., Quixotic, Everyone Orchestra, The Lil Smokies and Dumpstaphunk along with a long list of other talented acts that offer amazing performances live. Other primary attractions include all day offerings of yoga, workshops, art, film, activism, a renowned Children’s Village, and all the fun and co-creative excitement that can be packed into a 3-day camping festival. All told, ARISE will feature well over 200 scheduled performances and presentations throughout.

 

For more information visit: arisefestival.com

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