A few weeks ago, I went to Bonnaroo for the first time. Between the music, people, and positive energy, there was a lot to love. But one of the things I loved most about Bonnaroo wasn’t any of that – it was the efforts they made to lessen their environmental impact. Bonnaroo sets the standard for green music festivals across the world. This year, they won the Pursuit of Excellence Award from the governor of Tennessee, which recognizes previous Environmental Stewardship award winners who continue to demonstrate environmentally friendly practices. There are many ways Bonnaroo maintains its environmentally friendly reputation. Here’s what they do:
Sometimes it's the times when your plans fall through that lead to the ultimate serendipitous moments. Like when I ended up on a farm stay with cows, horses, goats and cats at Flint Hill Farms overnight. I’ll back it up… We wanted to be creative and find something to do outside of Philly that was besides the ‘norm’ of the shore, DC or NYC. Googling a variety of options for a B&B, there it was: Farm Stay. “Wait, wait. Like we can stay on a farm? Like overnight?” You can clearly guess who was immediately sold on the idea. I have no idea how I never thought to consider this possibility myself... How does a Farm Stay Work? And more info (and GOAT PICTURES), after the jump!
Heading to the beach soon? My recent trip to North Carolina started as sight-seeing but turned up into a mini-beach cleanup. Here's how things went down (and some beautiful pictures of trash to help motivate!):