Denver Arts & Venues and Red Rocks Park & Amphitheatre invites concert goers and park visitors to contribute to the city’s sustainability efforts by taking these small steps:
1. Reduce waste
Audience members are encouraged to sort their recycling and deposit it in the appropriate bin. Housekeeping staff will continue to sort and dispose of recyclable and compostable materials found on the ground in both the venue and parking lots. The zero waste program at Red Rocks is expected to divert 90 percent of the venue’s waste from going to the landfill!
Help Red Rocks and the urban corridor stay green by limiting the number of vehicles traveling to the park and amphitheatre. Patrons who take turns carpooling to concerts with friends can save money on gas, relax in the backseat after a show, and help take care of the surrounding environment – not to mention cutting down on pre- and post-show traffic jams!
3. Pack out trash and recyclables
Concertgoers, hikers and stair-runners who use the parking lots and trails at Red Rocks for tailgating, snacking or picnicking are asked to store personal waste in their vehicles, pockets or bags and dispose of it properly at home. Curbing litter in the park keeps Red Rocks clean and safe, and preserves the natural beauty of one of Colorado’s greatest sources of pride.
In addition to an effort to bring about awareness for recycling, carpooling and packing-out waste, Red Rocks Amphitheatre is working on several other environmentally-sound initiatives. Existing benches at the venue were replaced with sustainable, renewable lumber, and an investigation into alternative energy sources is ongoing. With the help of local concert promoters, Red Rocks Amphitheatre is thrilled to host concerts at the venue that already have their own sustainability initiatives and help the venue examine its practices and come up with creative conservation strategies.