The Forecastle Festival not only features cutting-edge music acts but also supports a foundation dedicated to environmental activism. Today, festival organizers announced that Forecastle will run on 100 percent pollution-free electricity through a partnership with national Clean Energy provider Arcadia Power.
Forecastle promises that for every kWh (kilowatt-hour) of electricity the festival uses, a kWh will be produced and stored on the grid by a renewable energy source — like wind or solar.
“Forecastle Festival was built on the premise of environmental responsibility and for years we’ve worked to be as sustainable as possible through conservation, recycling, composting and the use of biodiesel fuel,” said Forecastle founder and “Captain” JK McKnight in a news release. “The partnership is a huge leap forward, positioning us as one of the most sustainable, ecologically-focused events in the nation.”
As an Arcadia Power Clean Energy Partner, Forecastle Festival now meets the Environmental Protection Agency’s Green Power Partnership requirements. Since the festival’s inception in 2004, environmental activism has been at its core. The festival contributes $1 from every ticket sold to the Forecastle Foundation, a nonprofit with conservation projects in Kentucky, Brazil and Indonesia.
“We love working with organizations that share the same values, and Forecastle Festival sets an example for everyone of how easy and affordable it is to choose clean energy,” Arcadia Power co-founder Kiran Bhatraju said in the release.
The festival will be held July 17 – 19, at Waterfront Park. Headliners include My Morning Jacket, Sam Smith and Widespread Panic. Weekend passes and daily tickets are still available at forecastlefest.com.