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Atlanta’s Dogwood Festival is Going Green

April 15, 2010

The 74th edition of the Atlanta Dogwood Festival is going to be a green one.  The festival recently partnered with the Georgia Chapter of the US Green Building Council as well as TRRU Productions Services which will add sustainable operations to the festival.  Below are examples taken from the Dogwood Festival website of the Greenovation that the festival is going through in 2010:

• First-time requirements for food vendors to use only recyclable and/or compostable containers and supplies•    Waste Recovery & Recycling Centers throughout the park to collect compostables, recyclables, and landfill waste.  These centers will be staffed by the Girl Scouts of America – Atlanta Council as part of their “Forever Green Initiative” in order to assist and educate festival-goers on which materials go in which containers and why

• Use of LED lighting on three acoustic stages

•Use of bio-diesel for all generators
Capturing all food vendor grease to create 75 gallons of bio-diesel
• Dedicated booths in the Green Village featuring companies with sustainable initiatives and products

• Discovery Education Centers in the Eco-Village to encourage people to participate in sustainable practices such as:  green building, composting, recycling, renewable energy, and water conservation

The USGBC Georgia Chapter will be hosting an Eco-Village where you and your kids can learn about gardening, recycling and composting and discover ways to conserve energy and water as well.  Be sure and check it out when you are at the festival.

2 Comments leave one →
  1. April 17, 2010 4:25 pm

    The show is awesome and thank goodness this year the weather could not be more hospitable! I will be working in the Green Section for the US Green Building Council from 12-5 on Sunday. Come say hello and check out some great, green companies!

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