Think Green


Our Festival is 100% carbon neutral!

Here at the Telluride Blues & Brews Festival, we are dedicated to keeping our environment clean and green. Join us in our commitment to ensuring a greener future for the Town of Telluride and Colorado.

Refill and Rehydrate

In Telluride Town Park, the Festival offers FREE filtered water to keep you hydrated all day. Bring your own bottle or purchase a limited edition Klean Kanteen from our merch tent and refill your bottle throughout the day at our Filling Station on the west end of the Park.

Travel Green

Ride the Galloping Goose shuttle. Bring your bike. Carpool using RidePost. Take a hike. The Festival grounds are located in Telluride Town Park; a short distance away from all that Telluride has to offer. Join thousands of others to green up your trip to Telluride and use eco-friendly ways to travel. 

RidePost

RidePost is a ridesharing network designed to connect travelers and bring down the costs of transportation. It's a more affordable, friendly, and sustainable way to travel. Whether you need a ride or are offering one - anyone can create a post on RidePost's digital ride board. On the RidePost Telluride page you can chat with fellow event-goers and browse rides coming in and out of Colorado for Telluride Blues and Brews weekend. Visit RidePost to post and book your trips to Telluride Blues and Brews!
 
Carbon Offsets

Telluride Blues and Brew’s commitment over the past 6 years, to track and offset the events carbon footprint, along with offering event goers an easy way to offset their own emissions, has helped to offset approximately 786,000 lbs. of CO2!  This has the same environmental impact as approximately 20,000 houses turning their lights off for one day, or like not driving 878,000 miles.

By purchasing the $3.00 Green Mountain Energy® Green Ticket, fans offset the equivalent of 220 pounds of CO2. That’s like not driving a car 240 miles, recycling 720 aluminum cans instead of sending them to a landfill, or as much as 20 young trees can absorb in one year.  


GREENING EFFORTS

Volunteers

Once inside the park, patrons find dedicated teams of environmental volunteers, helping to spread the green message by offering to take recyclables, filling water bottles at the Filling Stations, and helping fans to properyly discard their waste in the correct bins in the vendor area. 

Green Mountain Energy

As a Blues & Brews fan you can help our waste reduction efforts too! Purchase a Green Mountain Energy® Green Ticket today to reduce the environmental impact of your attendance to the festival. Your purchase helps offset a portion of the CO2 emissions created by your travel to Telluride Blues & Brews Festival by supporting carbon offset projects that help take action against global climate change. 

All carbon offsets purchased from Telluride will be sourced from Climate Action Reserve (CAR) projects across the United States. The project is third party certified, which means the offsets are real, permanent, additional, and verifiable.  

Green Mountain is the nation’s longest serving renewable energy retailer and believes in using wind, sun and water for good.  Green Mountain offers consumers and businesses the choice of cleaner electricity, as well as carbon offsets and sustainable solutions for businesses. Green Mountain customers have collectively helped avoid over 19.4 billion pounds of CO2 emissions. Visit us online at www.GreenMountain.com  and learn more about our campaign for good at www.greenmountain.com/forgood

EcoAction Partners

EcoAction Partners was formed to further sustainability efforts in our region focusing on energy, zero waste and localizing our food supply. EcoAction Partners focus on the following programs: EcoAction Initiatives working within the community to reduce carbon footprints, the Zero Waste Task force assembled to enhance recycling and compost initiatives in the region, many exciting developments in the local food front, and much more. Their progress depends on YOU, your friends, neighbors, businesses, visitors… all taking action – EcoAction Partners are your partners in change.

Follow our partners Green Mountain Energy Company, Alternative Power Productions, and EcoAction Partners on Facebook for more news!

Upgrade your Telluride Blues & Brews Festival ticket to a "Green Ticket" for only $3.00 and help offset a portion of your environmental impact! Click here to purchase your Green Ticket Today!

 

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