The Fayetteville Roots Festival is committed to sustainability and demonstrating that a festival can be a dynamic event without leaving a negative environmental footprint.

We are proud to have included sustainability initiatives from day one (2010). We have made strides to maker our urban festival sustainable on multiple fronts. Each year we seek to elevate our conservation & sustainability initiatives. This year we have more community and planet-friendly surprises in store.

2017 SUSTAINABILITY SPONSORS

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Below are highlight sustainability initiatives of the 2016 festival:

ENERGY OFFSET

Richter Solar offset all audio and lighting power usage at Mainstage, returning 316 kWh to the grid

PAPER & PLASTIC COMPOSTING

All paper plates and utensils composted at a local farm and turned into usable soil compost

FOOD WASTE COMPOSTING

All food waste distributed to local farmers

RECYCLING

All non-compostable Plastic wares recycled via TerraCycle & City of Fayetteville (996 lbs of recyclables diverted from landfills)

LOW WASTE INITIATIVE

3.2 ounces of trash waste per person across the 4 day festival

STAINLESS PINTS

Eliminated over 9000 plastic cups via festival stainless pint program

SUSTAINABILITY CREW

Staffed trash and recycling sorting stations 

LOCAL FOOD SOURCING

Over 75% of festival food sourced locally

FOOD RECOVERY

All excess food donated to local hunger relief organizations

SUSTAINABILITY FOCUSED WORKSHOPS

Presented food & farming workshops and documentary screenings focused on local food sourcing and sustainable farming practices