TAKE NOTE INITIATIVE
HELP US MAKE OUR PLANET A LITTLE GREENER
HELP US BE GREEN
RE-USEABLE SILIPINT CUPS & FREE WATER REFILL STATIONS FOR YOUR WATER BOTTLES
The Take Note Initiative, the Les Schwab Amphitheater and Old Mill District’s award-winning sustainability program in partnership with Monqui Presents. We’ve taken steps to be more green since 2016 and every year we continue to do more.
Designed to reduce waste and make the amphitheater a more environmentally friendly venue, the Take Note Initiative requires all food and beverage vendors to use 100 percent compostable dishes, utensils and cups. As part of the program, the LSA has eliminated single-use water bottles and added free water filtration stations and recycling, waste and compost bins.
Concertgoers can also buy reusable LSA Silipints and Silipint Base Cups for beer, cider, wine or cocktails purchased in the venue. These versatile cups are meant to be used all season long at the venue’s 2019 ticketed shows. Purchase a reusable limited-edition LSA Silipints for beer, cider, wine or cocktails of your choice for $20. Your first beverage is included in this price. Get $1 off each additional drink purchase. Cups from past years are welcome back and receive the same discount on drinks as newly purchased Silipints.
With the Take Note Initiative, the amphitheater cut total waste by a whopping 50 percent in 2016, the initiative’s inaugural year.
This past December the LSA was honored for its sustainability efforts as the venue was chosen to receive the All At Once Sustainability Award for Jack Johnson’s 2017-18 All the Light Above It Too World Tour.
The Les Schwab Amphitheater was one of only three U.S. venues to receive the award.
“I’m grateful to these venues, festivals and promoters for showing real leadership in the movement to green the music industry,” Johnson said when the All At Once awards were announced. “You are thinking outside the box to make concerts more sustainable, which also offers a better experience to the fans. … I am proud of the All At Once Sustainability Award Winners for your commitment to reduce single-use plastic and for leading by example.”
As the upcoming concert season approaches, the Amphitheater is looking at even more ways to reduce waste.
“We’re constantly evaluating what works well, what can be improved and how we can be better stewards,” says Marney Smith, director of the Les Schwab Amphitheater.“ And vetting new ideas is part of that process. We want to continue to be leaders in venue greening efforts, explore new ways to achieve our goals, and avoid trends with unproven results or unintentional consequences.”
TAKE NOTE INITIATIVE FAQS
TAKE NOTE INITIATIVE FAQS
Can I bring in my own Silipint or other alternative drinkware?
You may bring it to fill at any of the water stations. If you wish to use a reusable pint for beer, cider, cocktails or wine, it must be purchased at the venue in the concierge tent (with drink coupon) or at the alcohol tent. These designated pints can be used at every ticketed show for 2019 and will receive $1 off each additional purchase.
Can I bring in a camelback or other canteen?
Other empty canteens may be brought in and filled with water in the venue. Sorry no camelbacks are allowed.
Can I bring a growler/ and have it filled?
Where do I purchase the canteens?
At the Concierge Tent
Where is the concierge tent?
Just inside the venue, to the right.
Can I bring my Silipint back next year?
Your reusable LSA Silipint is good for upcoming concert seasons.
Are Silipints BPA free?
Yes, they are food-grade silicone, BPA free and insulate for hot & cold. They are also microwave, dishwasher, freezer and oven safe.
Does the LSA offer compostable cups?
Yes, they are available at the concierge tent for free and used by all vendors. If you choose to buy beer of cider and not buy a reusable Silipint, it will come in a compostable cup and you will not get $1 off all additional beer and cider purchased for the year.
Where are the water fill stations?
There are water fill stations in front of the food vendors, in front of the ATM’s and at the ADA Gate.
What if I lose my Silipint?
Unfortunately, there are no replacements for lost Silipints.
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