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FloydFest X and Kleen Kanteen Partner to Be Sustainable

Posted Oct 09 2011 1:30pm
Reusable cup from Kleen Kanteen with FloydFest logo

One of the best summer music festivals is Floyd Fest which takes place on the Blue Ridge Parkway  It began 10 years ago near Floyd, Virginia and has grown to have more than 10,000 attendees.  FloydFest has a green philosophy to be as sustainable and clean as possible.  This year FloydFest partnered with Kleen Kanteen to keep thousands of plastic water bottles and beer cups out of the environment. 
FloydFest and Kleen Kanteen dug a water well that can be used for years into the future.  It provided free drinking water to festival patrons, eliminating 50,000 plastic water bottles.  Beer drinking fans bought a reusable stainless steel pint cup by Kleen Kanteen.  Using this handsome cup eliminated 64,000 plastic beer cups.  What a great idea  to eliminate lots of single-use plastic.
Other events and festivals should follow this model.  When a patron buys a reusable stainless cup with a logo on it, they have a great souvenir of the event that can be used at home later.  Kudos to Kleen Kanteen and FloydFest for thinking of a way to have fun, make money, and be sustainable.  We should all try to solve our environmental problems by coming up with creative ideas like this. There are many ways to reduce our use of disposable plastic and this one works.
To see photos of FloydFest and the Kleen Kanteen cup click here
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