Summer festivals increasingly go green

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Summer is festival season. Festival season means a massive number of people coming together. And that means trash and waste… lots of it.

Music festivals nationwide and in Michigan have started taking special initiatives to help counteract that impact.

Large music festivals like Tennessee’s Bonnaroo, California’s Coachella and the Illinois Lollapalooza have made huge environmentally friendly advances. They include solar powered stages, water refill stations and even a trading post that accept recyclables as a type of currency to redeem food and souvenirs.

 The 500 Festival in Indianapolis is committed to making a fun and environmentally friendly event, said Meghan Bulla, communication manager for the festival.

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