CarmelFest 2010 Goes Greener

July 3, 2010 - Working with the Carmel Green Initiative Organization, CarmelFest 2010 will expand green efforts for the 2010 Independence Day Festival set for July 4th & 5th at Carmel Civic Square.

In its second year as a green festival, CarmelFest is enhancing its campaign to protect and preserve the environment.  Plans for this year’s event include increasing the number of recycling bins, encouraging vendors to use fewer disposables, reducing/eliminating paper flyers, utilizing reusable signs & posters, and encouraging festival attendees to walk/bike to the festival.

With over 50,000 attendees and tons of trash generated, recycling is an essential part of reducing the environmental impact of the Festival.   Thanks to the Keep Indianapolis Beautiful Committee, recycle bins will be posted around the grounds at CarmelFest to recycle bottles and cans.  With the help of our festival goers we hope to recycle about a third of the trash that we have this year.

To encourage festival attendees to leave their cars at home, CarmelFest is partnering with Pedal & Park to offer bike, skateboard, and roller blade parking at the festival.  Additionally, maps for walking to the event will be available on-line and event signs will be posted on the Monon Trail.

Carmel is a leading community in Indiana and green efforts at CarmelFest helps us maintain our leadership position.

For more information on the festival schedule visit the CarmelFest web site:  www.carmelfest.net

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