Portlanders can feel good about going to the Portland Rose Festival, running May 25 through June 17, because the Rose Festival is consistently ranked as the “Cleanest and Greenest” festival in America by the International Festivals and Events Association. With partners SOLVE, Portland General Electric and the City of Portland’s Maintenance Bureau, the Starlight and Grand Floral Parades are the cleanest ever, setting an industry standard for clean-up. The festival’s CityFair also recycles over seven tons of trash annually, uses carbon offsets, and works with the Parks Department to restore Waterfront Park to its natural state. So enjoy the Portland Rose Festival in all its greenery. Visit www.RoseFestival.org for a full schedule of events.
And to make matters greener, the Portland Rose Festival Starlight Parade, sponsored by Portland General Electric, is carbon-neutral, thanks to carbon offsets purchased to cover the emissions from the parade entries, garbage trucks and street cleaners. So when you’re watching the eclectic, electric fun of the Portland General Electric / SOLVE Starlight Parade on June 2, enjoy it more, knowing that it’s a carbon neutral event.