Lollapalooza Ramps Up Sustainability Efforts

Lollapalooza’s commitment to protecting the environment is incorporated into all aspects of planning the festival, including working with Green Mountain Energy Company to offset the carbon dioxide emissions created by the event

If you’re a music lover, you know that Lollapalooza is in full swing in Chicago this weekend, August 5 – 7, with a line-up of over 130 buzz-worthy bands from around the globe. What you may not have known is that Lolla makes a major effort each year to reduce its environmental impact.

Lollapalooza’s commitment to protecting the environment is incorporated into all aspects of planning the festival, including working with Green Mountain Energy Company to offset the carbon dioxide emissions created by the event’s generators, purchased electricity, staff travel and festival vehicles.

Because driving, flying, and taking the subway all have a carbon footprint that contributes to climate change, festival-goers are encouraged to offset their travel carbon footprint by purchasing a Green Mountain Energy Fan Tag. For just $3.00, a Fan Tag balances out 220 pounds of carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions, the average amount of pollution created by traveling to Lollapalooza. That’s like:

– Not driving a car 245 miles
– Not flying 621 miles
– As much as 13 trees can absorb in one year

All carbon offsets purchased from Lollapalooza will benefit a methane capture project in Pierson, Michigan. The project is third party certified by the Climate Action Reserve, which means the offsets are real, permanent, additional, and verifiable.

To learn more about Lollapalooza’s greening efforts, check out their Green Street. Headed to the festival this year? Purchase a Fan Tag to do your part.