Lollapalooza increases green initiatives

Read the full story in the Columbia College Chronicle.

Empty beer cups, water bottles, paper plates and napkins are some of the many pieces of trash found on the Lollapalooza grounds. With more than 100,000 people expected to be in attendance at the festival each day, sustainability efforts are going beyond picking up trash.

After receiving the Illinois Sustainability Award in 2017, the festival’s efforts to ensure an eco-friendly event have grown.

Through partnerships with organizations including Rock the Earth and the Love Hope Strength Foundation, Lollapalooza is taking on green initiatives with a number of water refill stations located across the festival grounds, bike information and maintenance assistance available and an abundance of recycling and composting bins and informational signage as part of the Rock & Recycle program.

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