Event Spotlight: String Summit

String Summit Goes Green with Klean

Now in it's 14th year, String Summit is a recent addition to the growing list of events partnering with Klean Kanteen. They realized the value of our Cup Karma program and chose to partner with Klean to provide a truly unique festival experience that is also more environmentally friendly than single-use cups. We also helped by providing free water stations on the beautiful hillside setting of Horning's Hideoout in rural Oregon.

Event Facts

  • Founded: 2001
  • Klean: 3 years
  • Location:
    North Plains, OR
  • Attendees: 7,000
  • Pint Cups: 1,500
  • Water Served:
    4,755 gallons


  • Single-Use Water Bottles: 38,000 /yr*
  • Plastic Cups: 5,000 /yr*
*estimates based on event usage data, free water stations metered, and pint cups sold.


In their second year using the steel pint cup, String Summit actually sold out of their 1,500 special edition cups by Friday morning, within the first 24 hours of the event!


String Summit teamed up with felllow Klean partner Leave No Trace to help encourage attendees to minimize their camping footprint on the gorgeous grounds of Horning's Hideout. 


Klean Kanteen provided water refill stations to String Summit as part of our commitment to not sell water, which we feel no one should pay for! This dramatically reduced waste from single-use water bottles.

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