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  • Warped Tour-Orlando

    Someone told me it was 102 degrees today and that seems like a conservative estimate. If you haven't noticed a theme here...warped tour is almost always very, very hot. The heat did not put a damper on our recycling efforts. The Trojan tent ran a contest today for every bag brought to them full of bottles and cans they gave away a huge prize pack. Not to be outdone, AT&T provided us with their much coveted cut passes to give away to four of our most ambitious…

  • Warped Tour-Atlanta

    They don't call it "hotlanta" for nothing. Last year in Atlanta I threw up from the heat. This year was not quite as hot as least but it still was very,very humid. On the upside a lot of the sponsors are really starting to step up their game. Chris from Epitaph ran contests out of his booth to collect encourage kids to collect recyclables today. He gave away a few shirts and some bandannas as well. Luis from Alternative Press required that every person who came to…

  • Warped Tour-Houston

    Every so often, I run into a day where the venues plan for recycling isn’t on par with how I wish to have the day operate. I then must run around all morning coordinating pick-ups with the waste hauler and making sure all of those involved with maintenance/cleaning of the venue are on point with how the WEI volunteers will operate. This is exactly what happened in Houston. But, it somehow all came together! I have a theory: if the Warped Tour venue…

  • Warped Tour-Kansas

    The following blog is by Erin Gorski, Manager of the Warped Eco Initiative. This summer Tara and Erin are teaming up to bring environmental awareness to the fans, bands, sponsors and stage crews at the VANS Warped Tour. They are doing everything from coordinating recycling at all the venues to hosting acoustic performances at their solar lounge. Check them out at the Warped Eco Initiative tent at any Warped Tour site.…

  • Warped Tour-Denver

    Hello friends! This is Erin Gorski writing in for my first on the road contribution to the Warped Eco Initiative blog. I began working for WEI in 2005 which makes this my fourth summer working to create a more sustainable Warped Tour. Every summer I have seen the program grow and even more importantly, I have seen a shift in the mentality that leans more towards environmental concern rather than convenience. Prime example: Denver, CO Warped show at Invesco…