Bonnaroo Works Fund Helps Out Local Residents

Bonnaroo worksThe Bonnaroo Works Fund, the charitable arm of the popular music and arts festival, continued its long-standing commitment to the environment and its Coffee County home during a recent weatherization program in conjunction with We are Neutral, an initiative of Earth Givers, Inc., a non-profit charitable organization committed to creating community-based carbon offsets.
The Bonnaroo Works Fund, with support from festival ticket buyers, financed the project, which provided free energy retrofits to 100 low-income residents in Coffee County. The more than 61 We Are Neutral and Keep Coffee County Beautiful installation volunteers also cleaned refrigerator coils, checked for leaks in bathrooms and kitchens, and educated residents on ways to further reduce their utility bills.
Residents of the Rivendell Apartments in Manchester are expected to save an average of 10-15 percent on their utility bills as a result of the changes. The program is also expected to reduce carbon emissions in the community and provide long-term verifiable offsets for Bonnaroo.
Bonnaroo Works Fund (BWF) was seeded by the festival, and today, a $1 greening fee from every ticket sold is diverted to the BWF for programs invested in the arts, education, and environmental sustainability with special emphasis on local re-investment and asset building in the Bonnaroo communities.