Posted: Jun 13, 2010 10:09 AM by Laura Wilson
Updated: Jun 13, 2010 10:01 AM
CLINTON - The fourth annual "Love Your Mother Earth" Festival is underway at Rock Creek Lodge.
Most people come to listen to music and browse the local vendors, but organizers of the event have a different motive for hosting this three-day concert series. What started as a small music festival, attracting just a few hundred people has evolved into a sustainability festival.
Organizers say that the event is 90 percent waste-free, using recycled papers and bio-diesel fuel for both the generators and buses, to shuttle people to the concert. Recycling stations and sustainable living workshops are also featured at this year's festival as a way to show people how easy it is to preserve the environment.
Festival organizer Ben Nachman says he believes the event is the perfect way to teach people how to "go green" in Montana.
"As we grew, we sort of realized that the environmental impact of what we're doing and a festival of this size and this nature, we need to reduce our footprint on what we're doing to the earth when we have these kinds of events."
The Love Your Mother Earth Festival is hosting over 50 different musical acts this year and will wrap up late Sunday. Find out more about the event by clicking here.