Missoula’s commitment to sustainability is a cornerstone of the community, which is why Climate Smart Missoula and the City of Missoula lead the charge on the green scene each year to ensure the festival is as eco-friendly as possible. We have committed to reducing the carbon footprint of the festival while improving the health of our planet and our community.

In 2017, the River City Roots Fest asked festival attendees to “stop sucking” their drinks through single use plastic straws, seeking to minimize plastic sent to the landfill and, worst, our waterways. Since then, Roots Fest has expanded its green initiatives to include compost bins, food vendors using compostable plates, silverware, and containers, along with water trucks so festival attendees can refill their reusable water bottles.

Some of the other greening initiatives you’ll see at Roots Fest include:

  • Stainless Steel Tumblers to be used and reused throughout the weekend and beyond
  • All-In-One Recycling and Compost Stations with Zero-Waste Ambassadors
  • Bike Valet for those pedaling into Downtown
  • Carbon Free Main Stage
Thank you to the 2021 GREEN sponsors: HDR Engineering, Mountain Line, WGM Group