The Student News Site of Colorado State University

The Rocky Mountain Collegian

The Student News Site of Colorado State University

The Rocky Mountain Collegian

The Student News Site of Colorado State University

The Rocky Mountain Collegian

Print Edition
Letter to the editor submissions
Have a strong opinion about something happening on campus or in Fort Collins? Want to respond to an article written on The Collegian? Write a Letter to the Editor by following the guidelines here.
Follow Us on Twitter
The Importance of Supporting Engineering Education
The Importance of Supporting Engineering Education
February 20, 2024

In today's era of information technology, engineering plays the role of a vanguard, trying to optimize processes and develop new products, making...

Arise: An Eco-Friendly Festival

Sponsored Content

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. 


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



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


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.


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


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


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:

Leave a Comment
More to Discover

Hey, thanks for visiting!
We’d like to ask you to please disable your ad blocker when looking at our site — advertising revenue directly supports our student journalists and allows us to bring you more content like this.

Comments (0)

When commenting on The Collegian’s website, please be respectful of others and their viewpoints. The Collegian reviews all comments and reserves the right to reject comments from the website. Comments including any of the following will not be accepted. 1. No language attacking a protected group, including slurs or other profane language directed at a person’s race, religion, gender, sexual orientation, social class, age, physical or mental disability, ethnicity or nationality. 2. No factually inaccurate information, including misleading statements or incorrect data. 3. No abusive language or harassment of Collegian writers, editors or other commenters. 4. No threatening language that includes but is not limited to language inciting violence against an individual or group of people. 5. No links.
All The Rocky Mountain Collegian Picks Reader Picks Sort: Newest

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *