We are heading back to the gorgeous San Juan mountains in southwestern Colorado for the 43rd annual Telluride Bluegrass Festival. In addition to reveling in the bluegrass stylings of Ryan Adams, Neil Finn, Emmylou Harris, Sam Bush and many more, we are joining forces with three other B Corporations to help maintain the longstanding tradition of social responsibility and environmental stewardship at this unique alpine music festival.
This year, we are returning as a sponsor and partner to help provide festival-goers with solutions that allow them offset the consumption of single-use plastic cups and bottles. By adopting Klean Kanteen’s Cup Karma® program, Telluride Bluegrass is able to offer attendees discounts on drinks purchased in reusable Klean Kanteen stainless steel Pints throughout the entire event. Over the four days of the festival, Cup Karma® will help keep thousands of plastic cups and bottles out of landfills.
We are also proud to be representing the B Corp movement at this year’s festival alongside Planet Bluegrass, the folks that bring us Telluride Bluegrass, New Belgium Brewery, and Renewable Choice Energy. Together we are offering the world a positive example of a better way to do business and helping set the standard for socially responsible and environmentally friendly music festivals.
To learn more about this weekend’s festivities please visit the Telluride Bluegrass Festival website. You can also find out more about Planet Bluegrass’ industry leading sustainable festivation here.
Over the Memorial Day weekend, we were fortunate to take part in one of Colorado’s signature high country festivals: Telluride Mountainfilm. Klean Kanteen has been a dedicated sponsor of this event for years because it isn’t just a film festival, it’s a thoughtfully curated experience that encourages an entire community to live their dreams of being the adventurers and change makers this world needs more of—and ditch single-use along the way. From a snowy filmmakers dinner to a summery closing picnic, the weekend was packed with astounding films, symposiums, talks, and mixers that stimulated conversation about adventure and conservation.
The films, as always, were the highlight of the weekend. To give you a taste of the ones that inspired us, we have put together a short list of our favorites.
Life After Water
The Super Salmon
We want to send a big THANK YOU to Telluride Mountainfilm for putting on such an amazing event, and for our partnership that is encouraging our global community to move beyond single-use plastic. Check out more photos from our visit to Telluride here.