ACL Music Festival Fans Do Their Part to Go Green

ACL’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 Austin City Limits Music Festival will be in full swing in our hometown of Austin this weekend, September 16 – 18, with an eight-stage line-up of bands playing and thousands of fans from around the world. What you may not have known is that ACL makes a major effort each year to reduce its environmental impact.

ACL’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, festival vehicles, and all music artists’ travel to and from the event.

Because driving, flying, and taking the bus 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 FanTag. For just $3.00, a FanTag balances out 220 pounds of carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions, the average amount of pollution created by traveling to ACL Festival. That’s as much as:

  • Not driving a car 245 miles
  • Recycling 550 aluminum cans
  • As much as 13 trees can absorb in one year

All carbon offsets purchased from ACL will benefit the Southtex Greenwood Farms project in Taylor, TX. The project is third party certified by the Climate Action Reserve, which means the offsets are real, permanent, additional, and verifiable.

Headed to the festival this year? Purchase a Fan Tag to do your part to go green.