Eco-Meter: Best in Shows


You know it's summer when the onslaught of music festivals begin. Take a look at how some eco shows stack up




Raw Spirit Festival
September 12–14, Sedona, AZ

This eco-living celebration focuses on raw, vegan foods and features performers like Astarius, Singing Bear, and Almadeus Star. While the event’s grub won’t generate any greenhouse gas emissions, the fest is more natural health than environment-centered.

Taos Solar Music Festival
June 27–29, Taos, NM

Concert-goers can learn about fuel cells, organic farming, and rainwater catchment systems while scoring solar-baked cookies. Artists include middle-of-the-road performers like Collective Soul and Susan Tedeschi; don’t expect any bigger name do-gooders like Bono.

Rothbury Music Festival
July 3–6, Rothbury, MI

Composting, recycling, offsetting, and using alternative power, this shindig’s got serious green cred. An Energy Fair and roundtable events will address climate change, and the 70-plus performers—from Modest Mouse to Snoop Dogg—offer tunes for all tastes. Fo’shizzle.

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