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  • Tag your green festival pics with the hashtag #greenweekend! Tag your green festival pics with the hashtag #greenweekend!

Conscious Festival-Going

May 18, 2017


Summer is the time for festivals in Columbus! From the Asian Festival to the State Fair there is something for everyone! Stay tuned for tips to make your summer festival experience more sustainable! See the events calendar here!


Sustainable Transportation- Save yourself the trouble of trying to find somewhere to park, and save money by using alternative transportation.

  1. Biking
  2. Buses
    • COTA runs throughout the Columbus area. See COTA’s website for maps, schedules, and arrival times! COTA is free to students with a BuckID, with an average fare of $2.00 for other riders
    • Bike advocacy and education group -


Reusable containers-Create a reusable to-go pack! You can bring a reusable bag, cutlery, straws, and water bottles.


Recycling- Give your waste a new life by recycling! 


Connect- meet others in the community and learn about the local culture of Columbus!


Volunteer- With all of the activities going on, many festivals need volunteers.

  • This is a great opportunity to meet people and give back to the community.
  • There are usually positions that involve picking up trash to keep the festival clean! It’s a win-win for sustainability.

See your festival’s website for more information on bicycle parking, volunteering, event lineups, and more!