Spring Jam Music Fest goes green

  • Thursday, March 13, 2014

Spring Jam Music Fest is making strides to go green during the 2nd annual music festival hitting Brittlebank Park on March 29. The festival is proud to announce a new partnership with two leaders in the world of composting: Eco Products and Food Waste Disposal.

This year the festival will convert all beer and wine sales into 100 percent compostable Eco-Products cups. The cups are made of 100 percent renewable resources and completely free of petroleum, the world's most valuable, non-renewable resource.

These compostable cups will then be collected on-site by Food Waste Disposal, a Charleston-based independent company who specializes in composting. Additionally, food waste, paper products and other permitted items will be collected for composting and recycling will also be available. This approach will allow the festival to divert a significant amount of waste away from the landfill.

The festival is also proud to support the efforts of The Green Heart Project. This organization builds community school gardens that educate urban youth on building sustainable futures through gardening. The Green Heart Project regularly uses composted dirt to plant their gardens while operating an organic and fully self-sustaining urban farm.

“Festivals such as Spring Jam have the power to bring forth greater change. We're poised to set a great example, like Bonnaroo is doing, that we can go green and still put on fun events that bring people together,” said festival organizer, Hilary Johnson. “We believe in reducing our carbon footprint and we know Spring Jam fans will jump on board to get that compostable cup into the compost bin! We look forward to growing our green efforts every year.”

Spring Jam Music Fest presented by 105.5 The Bridge will be held at Brittlebank Park on Saturday, March 29. Two stages, 10 bands, sideshow performances and the Arts & Goods Village will line the banks of the Ashley River in celebration of the arrival of spring. The line-up features Augustana, The Wild Feathers, Saints of Valory, Kopecky Family Band, The Weeks, Dead 27s, Brave Baby, Possum Jenkins, Space Capone and Death of Paris, plus performances by The Missing Links and Flight of the Phoenix. Advance tickets are $25 at www.springjammusicfest.com or at Bottles (610 Coleman Blvd., Mount Pleasant). Tickets will be sold for $33 at the gate.

For more information, visit www.springjammusicfest.com.

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