Roseville Wild Rice Festival

Event Overview
Location (City/Venue)
Harriet Alexander Nature Center
Number of Attendees
Date of Event
Saturday, September 13, 2008
Organization Hosting Event
City of Roseville
Brief Background on Event
Wild Rice Festival includes exhibitors, entertainment and food service.
Food Practices
Required safe food handling practices
Implemented a food waste recovery initiative (food to hogs, composting, etc.)
Waste & Recycling
Waste Management Methods Used
Trash Disposal
Organics Management (food/paper waste composting, food to hogs, food donation, etc.)
Program Audiences
Recycling - Vendors/Exhibitors
Recycling - Event Participants
Organics Management - Vendors/Exhibitors
Organics Management - Event Participants
Additional Info
Trash 9 lbs 10 oz, Recycling 27 lbs 10 oz, Organics 127 lbs 13 oz Removed all trash containers from the builgind and funneled everything through waste stations.
Waste Reduction
Waste Reduction Methods Used
Use of technology to minimize paper waste (e.g. online registration, webcasting, no printing of meeting materials
Resource and Energy Use
Energy Reduction Methods Used
Use of energy efficient lighting
Travel and Transportation
Transportation amenities offered at event
Bike racks/parking
Construction and Deconstruction
Rental of temporary structures (e.g., stages, tenting)
Other Initiatives
Please describe any other green initiatiives implemented at your event?
Apple waste from cider making station was taken to the Wildlife Rehabilitation Center
Volume of waste diverted from trash through recycling/organics collection
What has been your biggest success in terms of green initiatives at your event?
Taking an event were everything used to end up in the trash and turning it into an event where next to nothing was put in the trash.
What has been your biggest challenge in terms of green initiatives at your event?
Working with a dispersed group of volunteer organizers. No one person knew everything that was going on.
How were the green initiatives received by event attendees and/or vendors?
Attendees were very receptive and enthusiastic
Will you plan to implement green initiatives again?