The MAIN ST. Fort Worth Arts Festival has joined forces with many agencies throughout the community to present one of the most comprehensive environmental programs in the country. Together, we are making significant strides in terms of reducing our carbon footprint.
Through many different partnerships, we’re dramatically reducing our carbon footprint.
Fort Worth B-cycle – 14 Stations Near Us!
Avoid the hassle of parking and ride Bcycle to MAIN ST.! There are 14 bike-sharing stations conveniently located within walking distance of the festival. There’s no better time to try out Fort Worth B-cycle, the first bike sharing system in North Texas. You can also ride bike share from the T&P or Intermodal Transportation Center straight to the heart of Main Street.
For a full system map and additional information, please visit www.fortworthbikesharing.org.
Ride Trinity Metro or the TRE. Use pedal power or ride a B-cycle to Downtown. Carpool. Take a hike. Enjoy free water to reduce use of plastic. The festival grounds are in beautiful Downtown and the city’s Trinity Trails. Use eco-friendly ways to come and go and join thousands of others to green up your travel.
Specially marked containers will be available for attendees to recycle cans and bottles, an endeavor that many of our sponsors support and encourage. We keep over five tons of materials out of our landfills!
H2O to GO!
Presented by Frost, these free water stations feature U/V filtered, chilled water – Free! Bring your own container, or you can purchase commemorative aluminum water bottles right at the booth. Each year, over 16,000 liters of water is dispensed, saving that many plastic bottles from the landfill. This is well over 120,000 liters over the past seven years.
Artists are Going Green!
The MAIN ST. Fort Worth Arts Festival celebrates the beauty of all art – whether crafted by hand, by tool, by musical instrument or even by the earth itself. MAIN ST. salutes those artists who use earth-friendly techniques, materials or themes in their work, such as:
- Non-toxic, non-polluting and new methods that are safer and healthier than traditional ones
- Organic, natural, sustainable, reclaimed and/or recycled materials or fibers
- Use of solar or other renewable energy sources during production, transportation and/or presentation
- Use of digital methodologies in creating artwork
- Applications of ecological themes, including nature, its processes or environmental problems
- Integration of environmental forces, such as creating artwork affected or powered by wind, water, light, etc.
- Participation in green organizations or sites generally concerned with the issues of art and the environment
If you are an artist, take a moment and review your own world, and let us know if you indeed use one or all of the above methods in your work.