ARISE upholds forward-thinking standards to minimize the event's environmental impact. All food vendors are required to use compostable bio-cups and flatware onsite. Recycling and compost stations are strategically placed throughout the campgrounds and concert bowl. Water in single-use plastic bottles are not sold at ARISE (tap water in plastic bottles may be the greatest scam ever perpetrated upon the American consumer public). We offer free water at ARISE - bring your reusable, refillable water bottles! Hydrate yo'self. ARISE is joyfully committed to hosting an eco-conscious, leave no trace, gathering and is eternally grateful for your participation in making this event a clean, green, 21st century scene. ARISE is particularly excited to have Eco Products on board as the Official Sustainability Partner of the festival. Enjoy the green life with Eco Products compostable cups and bags!
ARISE PLANTS A TREE FOR EVERY TICKET SOLD
There is no Planet B, people. This precious, life-giving, blue-green Planet Earth is the only home to all living things. The ARISE Music Festival is excited to be working with Fort Collins, Colorado based non-profit Trees, Water & People to plant one tree for every ticket sold.
NO PLASTIC WATER BOTTLES FOR SALE
The ARISE Festival does not sell water in plastic bottles. Bring your own re-usable container. Water is provided for free at key locations through out the festival site. Wanna know why? Learn about The Story of Bottled Water.
ZERO HERO – COMPOST & WASTE PROGRAM
ARISE works hand-in-hand with Colorado based ZERO HERO to provide trash, recycling and composting hubs throughout the festival grounds. Leave no trace, people!
COLORADO CARBON FUND – REDUCE YOUR IMPACT
This year, ARISE and the Colorado Carbon Fund, a local nonprofit, are teaming up to reduce our climate impact by offsetting the net carbon emissions released from ARISE. 70-80% of an event’s emissions come from travel and the CCF reduces these by investing exclusively in carbon reduction projects located within Colorado that protect our local economy, communities, and beautiful outdoor spaces. Click here to offset your travel emissions!
The ARISE Festival uses a blend of bio-diesel fuel to power the stages, festival lighting and production lighting. Supporting Fort Collins, Colorado based non-profit Biodiesel for Bands, tons of carbon dioxide is prevented from entering the atmosphere.
ARISE Music Festival uses 100% post-consumer recycled paper and soy-based inks in printed materials.
ARISE chooses Colorado based vendors and food trucks, and gives priority to those who source their products locally.
LOVE FOR ORGANICS
To provide healthy, feel-good choices, the ARISE Festival selects organic vendors and food trucks as much as possible. Don’t panic, it’s organic!
LEAVE NO TRACE
Be good stewards of this beautiful land and this precious Earth. Leave your campsite pristine and cleaner than you found it.
Thank you for respecting our Mother Earth.