Think Green

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

Refill and Rehydrate

In Telluride Town Park, the Festival offers FREE mountain fed 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 and in VIP.

Travel Green

Ride the Galloping Goose shuttle. Bring your bike. 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 your trip to Telluride and use eco-friendly ways to travel.

Carbon Offsets

Telluride Blues & Brew’s commitment over the past 7 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.

Festival Compost and Recycling

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 properly discard their waste in the correct bins near the vendor area.

Green Mountain Energy

As a Blues & Brews festival attendee 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

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!

Marcus Smith2014