THE “BE-GREEN” STREET FESTIVAL
The Spring 2009 festival was our first event at holistically running a “green” festival, making us the largest central Texas street festival to do so. We aimed not only to lower our impact on the environment, but to bridge the gap between entertainment and sustainability. We’ve succeeded in diverting an incredible amount of waste through our recycling program. We continue to build on our efforts utilizing chemical-free portapotties, biodiesel fuel in our generators (and capturing used cooking oil to recycle back into biofuel), as well as recycling. Of course, many of our vendors throughout the festival are “green” – you’ll see native bird propagators, solar power installation companies, locally produced food and drink items and many artists employing locally produced materials or found objects.
—— HOW YOU CAN HELP ——
BRING YOUR OWN CANVAS/SHOPPING BAG as you do when grocery shopping…put all your items in one bag, avoiding multiple bags from vendors. If you don’t have one, you can always stop by the Pecan Street Association booth at Sixth St. and Trinity to purchase one with the festival logo!
RECYCLE! Be mindful of properly separating at the trash/recycling stations. Act as an “Earth Guardian” at the festival: encourage others to dispose of their waste products appropriately.
RIDE YOUR BIKE!
Here’s a map of bicycle lanes/paths and other bike resources in Austin.
RIDE THE BUS or TRAIN!
Click here for the Cap Metro route planner and check this page close to the fest for the train schedule, as CapMetro lets folks ride for free on festival Saturdays!
———————————————— GREEN RESOURCES ——————————————
REDUCE YOUR CARBON FOOTPRINT – Find out your carbon footprint.
FIND OUT ABOUT AUSTIN ECO-EVENTS & MORE at Austin EcoNetwork.