This weekend, hundreds of bands converge on Chicago's Grant Park for Lollapalooza. This is a three day music extravaganza that includes thousands of people and all the garbage and other environmental disruptions that entails. Since I am attending Lollapalooza for a day this weekend (a present for my brother's birthday) I was very excited to hear about Green Street and the green intiatives at Lollapalooza.
Green Street includes and art market that showcases green vendors from Chicago and beyond including Greenheart, an ecofriendly and fair trade shop, Rokoko Art, a store showcasing art made with organic paints and ecofriendly materials, and many others.
Outside of Green Street, there are also many green intiatives put into place by the festival including having composting bins available, bike valet service, and giving attendees the option of purchasing carbon offsets along side their ticket.
Now, obviously Lollapalooza is still a major strain on the environment. Having so many people in one place at one time always will be, but I do feel a little bit better about my participation after reading about these intiatives.
Are you planning to attend Lollapalooza this weekend? What green initiatives are you planning to participate in?