Greening the Festival

Did you know that Americans use 58 billion paper cups each year? Or that in a matter of just 24 seconds, Americans will use 44,110 disposable coffee cups?

Photo Courtesy of Daphne Hougard_Compost BinWe are working to make this year’s festival as close to Zero Waste as possible and we need your help! Let’s make a dent in that number, starting right here at the Wild & Scenic Film Festival.

Here are some tips to help you help us make this event our greenest yet!


RIDE YOUR BIKE, CARPOOL or take public transportation. Park your car and walk during the weekend.

TAKE THE SHUTTLE. On Saturday, visit our new venue, the Elks Lodge and our Grass Valley venues (the Del Oro Theatre and The Center for the Arts) all without moving your car! The shuttle is free for all festival attendees.

Bring a REUSABLE COFFEE MUG. Use your mug at concessions and get a discount on coffee.

Purchase a KLEAN KANTEEN CUP for the bar. Use it to receive a discount on your beer, wine, and bubbly purchases at the festival.

Bring REUSABLE UTENSILS, PLATE, NAPKIN AND A TOTE BAG. We have compostables if you forget, but bringing your own reusables is much better.

ZERO WASTE! Use the recycling and composting bins. Think before you throw – there are signs & volunteers to help you.

RECYCLE PASS HOLDERS & PROGRAMS. Look for the special recycling boxes in each venue before youleave the festival.

Do you have an ELECTRIC CAR? There is a charging station at the back of the Miners Foundry.

Bring a REUSABLE WATER BOTTLE. No bottled water is sold at the festival. There is filtered water at the Vets Hall and the Miners Foundry, a generous donation from PureWater. And, a Klean Kanteen water station at Fest HQ.

Check out this film from National Partner Klean Kanteen for some more interesting facts on disposable products and don’t forget to #BringYourOwn!