"Pickathon Festival employs unique and effective green initiatives"
In 2012, on-site energy generation can be monitored on the web in realtime using DECK Monitoring, the innovative Portland, Oregon company that’s helping define energy intelligence.
Submitted by Pitch Perfect PR
Pickathon 2012, happening Aug. 3 - 5 at Pendarvis Farm near Portland, Oregon, is excited to welcome four new additions to its already stellar lineup: The War on Drugs, Thee Oh Sees, THEESatisfaction and Cardboard Songsters. These great bands join other festival highlights such as Neko Case, Blitzen Trapper, Dr. Dog, Vieux Farka Touré, Kitty, Daisy & Lewis, and much, much more. The full lineup is listed below. Tickets are still on sale but moving fast. The festival is expected to sell out this year, so go to www.pickathon.com and purchase them now!
In addition to these new performers, Pickathon is thrilled to announce that it will be expanding upon its revolutionary NO-SINGLE-USE POLICY with cups, dishware, utensils, and containers. In what is universally heralded as the cleanest festival in the country, perhaps the world, Pickathon is the only festival to employ these very unique and effective green initiatives, eliminating single use beer cups, water bottles, dishware, utensils, and containers. HERE’S HOW:
Eliminating Single Use Cups, Bottles, and Containers - Pickathon has replaced the otherwise common plastic beer cups with branded stainless steel cups, provided by Klean Kanteen, which each attendee holds on to for the weekend. As you can imagine, beer cups account for a large portion of any festival’s waste. Last year, this one measure reduced total waste by 21% per person and landfill waste by 16% per person. This year, single-use beverage containers, such as bottles and cans, are also being eliminated from the backstage areas, being replaced with kegs and stainless steel cups for artists and staff.
Eliminating All Single Use Dishware and Utensils - By using a simple system that employs tokens exchanged for dishware, last year Pickathon reduced total waste by 17% per person and landfill waste by 33%. While other festivals outside the US have attempted similar initiatives, Pickathon is unrivaled with its level of customer presentation and financial sustainability. For those curious as to how the token system works, this poster should clear up any questions.
- Local Resources and Renewable Energy -
This year, Pickathon will be building several new bars on the festival
grounds made entirely from local lumber, largely out of naturally downed
trees that will help repurpose and beautify the three unique serving
areas Pickathon has to offer. Solar energy use at Pickathon is pervasive
and covers several significant areas of production, such as offsetting
power in both the indoor Barn venues and much of the vending area. Other
site-wide coverage includes supplying power to 3.5 miles of LED strands
for trail lights at night, attendee device charging stations, ticketing
and front gate check-in, medical tent, and many of the food and
beverage vendors. In 2012, on-site energy generation can be monitored on
the web in realtime using DECK Monitoring,
the innovative Portland, Oregon company that’s helping define energy
intelligence. These steps, along with other common sense, eco-conscious
initiatives, such as enabling over 15% of the audience to take alternate
transportation methods, which include biking and a mass-transportation
partnership with Eco-shuttle, solidify Pickathon as being on the avant-garde of large-scale and green events.
PICKATHON 2012 LINE-UP (in alphabetical order)
The Barr Brothers
Bruce Molksy Band
Cajun Country Revival, ft. Jesse Lége and Joel Savoy
Captain Bogg & Salty
The Cave Singers
Danny Paisley & The Southern Grass
Hot 8 Brass Band
Kitty, Daisy & Lewis
Lake Street Dive
Lost Bayou Ramblers, ft. Gordon Gano
Petunia & The Vipers
Reverend KM Williams
Shovels & Rope
Sonny & The Sunsets
Ted Jones and the Tarheel Boys
Thee Oh Sees**
Two Man Gentlemen Band
Vieux Farka Touré
The War on Drugs**
Whitey Morgan & The 78’s
The Wood Brothers
Y La Bamba
** indicates new addition
Pickathon is a three-day event held annually at Pendarvis Farm near Portland Oregon that continually breaks new ground in sustainability and strives to accommodate attendees and performers as though they were family. Carefully curated line-ups, culinary spreads, samplings from local brewers and vintners, space to spread out, and the nations only single-use cup, dishware and utensil system make Pickathon an experience unlike any other. Simply put, Pickathon is the festival for people who don’t like the hassle of festivals!