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Rock the Green/Make a Difference Week 5

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How does one, "Rock the Green?" Well, I found out. I went to Milwaukee's first near-zero waste musical festival, and let me tell you, it was by far the cleanest music festival I've ever been to.

I asked several community members as well as sponsors attending the event, what they thought Rock the Green was all about. Here are some neat things I discovered. 
 
*Everything at Rock the Green is either recyclable or compostable.
*Rock the Green was powered by a combination of 100% B20 biodiesel generators, solar and bicycle power. Cool, right?
*The event keepsakes included gently used tee shirts and tote bags made from upcycled sail cloth. Food vendors used ingredients from local farms and co-ops and all vendors will used compostable serveware. 
*No plastic water bottles were sold. Upon entering, everyone got a BPA-free, reusable water bottle and there were free, fresh water stations using municipal water throughout the event.
 
To find out more about how Milwaukee "Rocked the Green", click on the podcast below.