Green Mountain Energy offsets ACL Music Festival

Few events elicit more excitement in Austin, the live music capital of the world, than the annual Austin City Limits Music Festival each fall.

This year, the event will extend to two weekends (Oct. 4-6, 11-13) for the first time ever, and crowds could surpass 75,000 people per day.

We’re excited because for the seventh consecutive year we will provide offsets for the carbon dioxide emissions created by the festival’s onsite generators, vehicles, and staff and artist travel. By rocking its lighter carbon footprint, the ACL Music Festival sets a strong example as one of the largest (and cleanest) music festivals in the world.

Over the past six years working with ACL Music Festival, we’ve offset 2.5 million pounds of carbon dioxide emissions, which are the leading cause of climate change. To put this in perspective, that is like not driving more than 2.8 million miles. It’s also equivalent to recycling more than 8.4 million aluminum cans instead of sending them to the landfill.

If you’re attending ACL this year, post some pics on Twitter or Instagram and tag #GreenMountainEnergy. We’ll share the best snapshots!