Bring the Clean Vibes Trading Post to YOUR event!
Clean Vibes Trading Post, Inc is a North Carolina nonprofit entity with federal 501©3 tax exempt status.
To educate the public about environmental responsibility and stewardship, particularly in regards to solid waste management. Engage, Educate, Eliminate!
Clean Vibes Trading Post, Inc operates exchange centers at large outdoor events throughout the United States. The cans and bottles attendees collect become the “currency”, and the more recycling gathered, the more valuable items participants can “purchase.” Providing event attendees with immediate rewards enables us to directly engage people in the clean up process, educate them about the importance of recycling, and eliminate as much of the event’s waste as possible from the landfill!
In 2008, at the Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival in Manchester, TN, the Clean Vibes Trading Post worked with event promoters, artists, and environmentally conscious companies to create a system of incentives to motivate fans to participate in recycling efforts. Fans could turn in pieces of recycling into the Clean Vibes Trading Post booth, collect points for each recycling piece, and later redeem their points for “prizes.” Prizes consisted of donations by the event producers, artists, and other eco-friendly companies. Examples include small prizes, such as sunscreen, to large prizes, such as free tickets to future events. Fans were excited about the opportunity to help keep Bonnaroo clean while earning cool prizes. The project was popular and effective!
In its 4th year of operation (2011) the Clean Vibes Trading Post received its 501©3 status and engaged 750+ attendees to participate and collected over 350,000 pieces of recycling at three separate events—totaling over 1 million pieces of recycling collected in four years!