THIS WEEKEND WE ARE HEADING TO NEWPORT, RHODE ISLAND, FOR ONE OF THE OLDEST AND MOST ICONIC MUSIC FESTIVALS IN AMERICA: NEWPORT FOLK FEST.
Founded in 1959 by George Wein and Pete Seeger, Newport Folk Festival has long been known for its celebration of American music–folk, the blues, jazz and rock. The festival has also hosted a number of once-in-a-lifetime moments such as Bob Dylan going electric in 1965, The Pixies going acoustic in 2005, and performances by Johnny Cash, Muddy Waters, Janis Joplin and Howlin’ Wolf.
This year, the Newport Folk Festival is implementing Klean Kanteen’s Cup Karma® program, which helps festivals eliminate waste by introducing alternatives to single use cups. With the purchase of a reusable Klean stainless-steel pint, the festival is offering one free drink token to encourage attendees to reduce waste and create a more sustainable experience in the festival beer and wine gardens. In addition, Newport Folk branded Klean Kanteen water bottles will be available for purchase, and attendees will be able to fill up their bottles using water stations provided by Klean Kanteen.
In recent years, Newport Folk Festival has made considerable efforts to green its event. The festival requires all vendors to use compostable cups and plates, offers multiple recycling stations and encourages ride sharing and bike stations. The festivals massive bike stations support one of the largest riderships of any festival in the US.
We are proud to be part of this Rhode Island summer classic and hope to see you there!
To find out more about Newport Folk Fest, please check out their website.
We are delighted to once again be partnering with GoPro Mountain Games, the world’s most exciting mountain sports and lifestyle event, in an effort to reduce waste through our Cup Karma® program.
Cup Karma helps events eliminate waste by offering incentives for the use of Klean Kanteen drinkware, instead of single-use disposables. The GoPro Mountain Games will offer discounts on drinks purchased in reusable Klean Kanteen stainless steel pints throughout the Mountain Games–an incentive for attendees to use the sustainable drink solution and a token of appreciation for doing the right thing.
“Klean has had a longstanding partnership with the GoPro Mountain Games for years because we share the same ethos and values,” says Jeff Cresswell, co-owner of Klean Kanteen. “We are excited to expand on our efforts this year with a Klean-hosted public clean-up at the Games. We hope to inspire other events to reduce single-use waste–and in doing so, our collective impact.” Each Klean Kanteen reusable pint is designed to be used beyond the GoPro Games for years to come, and Klean encourages reusable solutions wherever possible. This past year, Klean launched the Bring Your Own project to amplify their mission and encourage a shift of habits from to-go cups and bottled water to reusable products that last a lifetime.
On June 10, Klean will be co-hosting a trail restoration and clean-up day with the Mountain Games in honor of Klean’s non-profit partner, American Rivers. “We’re excited to expand our partnership with Klean Kanteen this year and give back to the community with this new event,” says Tom Boyd, PR Director of the GoPro Mountain Games. “We appreciate the beautiful stage that Vail sets for the annual GoPro Mountain Games and cleaning up the trails and rivers is the best way we can show our gratitude to our community.”
The GoPro Mountain Games will bring more than 60,000 spectators to beautiful Vail, Colorado on June 9-12, 2016. The event boasts more than 25 different competitions in nine disciplines, including trail running, half marathon, kayaking, SUP, rafting, mountain biking, road biking, disc golf, slacklining, fly fishing, DockDogs and photography. It also draws both regional and global athletes, who compete for more than $100,000 in cash prizes.
For more information:
Go Pro Mountain Games
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