Waste diversion is aggressively practiced both backstage and front-of-house with an incentive program for fans called Rock & Recycle. Hundreds of recycling bins, composting stations in the picnic areas, and a team of hired professionals and dedicated Love Hope Strength Foundation Ambassadors support the effort to divert waste in a huge way. Please help divert waste from the landfill by selecting the correct bin before tossing your waste. You can also reduce your waste by refilling your water container at one of the five CamelBak Filling Stations. Over the past five years, Lollapalooza fans poured enough water to fill over 1.4 million water bottles!
Rock & Recycle Program
Rock out, recycle, and get rewarded with a free collectible Lollapalooza 2015 t-shirt! You can also earn a chance to win a new bike for some eco-friendly transportation around town or 2016 Festival tickets! Feel free to mail a card by Recycled Paper Greetings to a special someone you are missing at the show.
Visit one of the four Rock & Recycle centers throughout the park for more details!
Fans are encouraged to take environmentally friendly transportation to the festival, such as walking, biking, taking city mass transportation, or carpooling. Plenty of bike parking is located near the main entrance on Michigan Avenue between Balbo Avenue and Congress Parkway (BYO lock!). KIND will also be joining to provide a bike repair shop for any last-minute needs.
Every year, Lollapalooza calculates and offsets carbon emissions created by festival generators, staff travel and artist travel. Over the past eight years, Lollapalooza producers and fans have offset around nineteen million pounds of CO2 emissions. This equals the amount of CO2 absorbed by 1.9 million young trees in a year.
Green Street is the Festival’s face of social responsibility, offering more than your average Festival shopping experience. Lollapalooza’s home for greening initiatives, hand-selected art vendors, non-profit organizations and farm-to-festival fare, Green Street aspires to leave an impact far beyond the Festival alone. Whether selling repurposed or ethically sourced goods, all vendors have proven values that align with Lollapalooza’s. The featured Lolla Cares organizations support surrounding and international communities with causes ranging from health advocacy to sustainable practices to fighting poverty at home and abroad. The Rock & Recycle Center and CamelBak Filling Stations represent the many Festival environmental initiatives and Lolla Farmers Market features small-batch food businesses from the Chicago area. We invite all attendees to get involved, so swing by Green Street North and South to join the conversation.
Love Hope Strength Foundation Ambassador Teams
Love Hope Strength Foundation Ambassadors will engage with fans both outside the gates and inside the park. LHSF is the world’s leading rock and roll cancer foundation. LHSF turns concerts into lifesaving events by signing up people to become potential bone marrow donors through the GET ON THE LIST campaign. At the Festival’s LHSF booth in Green Street South, patrons will fill out a form and do a quick cheek swab to be a possible match for someone fighting a blood cancer in need of a life-saving transplant. The LHSF Ambassador team is 600+ strong this year and has a number of dedicated teams who will also spread the green message by motivating environmentally friendly acts. The recycling and composting programs would not be the same without them!