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Cleanest Campsite Challenge at Planet Bluegrass Festival

Guest - June 20, 2017

Telluride, CO: Planet Bluegrass holds world-class music festivals in Colorado including Telluride Bluegrass Festival, RockyGrass, and FolksFest. The festival organizers take their green initiatives seriously. Providing campers with compost, recycle, and trash receptacles, using EcoProducts to minimize vendor single-use plastics, and partnering with Leave No Trace to educate visitors on responsible camping as well as awarding sustainable camps with prizes and tickets during the Cleanest Campsite Challenge held at each Planet Bluegrass festival.

During the 44th Annual Telluride Bluegrass Festival we asked a few campers what they were doing to keep their camps sustainable and what tips they had for other visitors. These camps were utilizing solar energy, picking up micro-trash, encouraging their visitors to bring their own cups and plates, using the 3-bucket wash system, packing out their greywater, separating compost, trash, and recycling and finding their own creative ways to be sustainable.

Find more tips on how to be a sustainable festival goer!


Leave No Trace’s Donielle Stevens and Aaron Hussmann are part of the 2017 Subaru/Leave No Trace Traveling Trainer Program that provides free, mobile education to communities across the country. Proud partners of this program include Subaru of America, REI, Eagles Nest Outfitters, Deuter, Thule, Klean Kanteen, and Smartwool.


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