Hosting a festival at such a beautiful site reminds us all of the importance of minimizing our carbon footprint. We work diligently to decrease our emissions, divert our waste, and offset our impact. The last six years we have been able to divert up to 3/4 of our entire festival waste to recycling and compost, and with your help we can do even better this year!

Here are just some of our Greening Initiatives for Treasure Island 2014:


Biodiesel generators – Fueled with B20, a mix of 20% biodiesel, 80% diesel, which reduces emissions of hydrocarbons and carbon monoxide.
Check out our comprehensive online guide (to link to this year’s transportation page) to find out about traveling to Bill Graham Civic Auditorium by foot, bike, BART, and MUNI. Please utilize this guide to further reduce your own carbon footprint.

Valet Bike Parking will be provided at BGC. Think of it like a coat check for bikes- you don’t need to worry about the safety of your bike while you are out enjoying the music, just park your wheels at the Civic Auditorium valet, ride a zero-emission bus to the island, and then turn in your claim check when you get back.


Our Refillable Water Program greatly reduces plastic bottle consumption. The festival will offer two different refillable spring water options – you can purchase a TIMF branded stainless steel water bottle at the water station or merchandise tent and receive free refills of spring water all weekend, or bring your own water bottle from home and purchase refills for $1.

Clean Vibes, an organization dedicated to diverting as much of the festival’s waste from the landfill as possible, will stage reclamation stations with clearly marked compost, recycling, and trash bins throughout the event site. Festival volunteers will guide audience members on which kinds of trash belong in which bins.


All printed materials are on recycled paper.

Recycled napkins, paper towels, and toilet paper used throughout the site.

Compostable plastic cups, plates, and utensils available at all concessions.