Planet Bluegrass

Music Festival Producers

Lyons, Colorado

United States

About Planet Bluegrass

For more than two decades, Planet Bluegrass has worked to present the finest musical experiences in some of the country’s most magnificent natural environments while striving to reduce our environmental footprint at the same time.

Over the years, Planet Bluegrass has embraced some simple environmental solutions -- like providing free filtered water and waste reduction incentives and mandates at their festivals to cut down on plastic bottles and other trash. They’ve also embraced some complex ones -- like purchasing carbon credits to offset the greenhouse gas pollution produced by traveling to and from Telluride as well as renewable energy credits to offset our electricity consumption and support wind farms around the United States.

In the process, Planet Bluegrass has developed a reputation as a national leader in voluntary environmental action. One of their greatest hopes is that our voluntary efforts will inspire and encourage Festivarians to take action in their own communities. They believe, all of us together can lay the groundwork for the private sector and our political leaders, in this country and around the world, as we transition to a clean energy economy.

When we began our journey toward sustainability so many years ago, we dreamed of having access to a like-minded community with which we could troubleshoot our problems, have ongoing discussions regarding best practice, and share our challenges and triumphs. Today, that community exists in B Corporations. We are proud to join thousands of game-changing companies worldwide--we can achieve so much more together than was ever possible alone.

The Change We Seek®

Planet Bluegrass has long been recognized for achievement in sustainability. But ultimately, they look forward to doing business in a world where our practices aren't unique--Planet Bluegrass wants social and environmental responsibility to be the norm. The day when all consumers consider the entire life cycle of their purchases--from cradle to cradle--they will consider their work done.

What makes us a better company?

B Impact Report

Certified since: 

December 2015

Company Score

Median Score*



The Environment section of the Assessment evaluates a company's environmental performance through its facilities; materials, resource, and energy use; and emissions. Where applicable, it also considers a company's transportation/distribution channels and environmental impact of its supply chain. This section also measures whether a company's products or services are designed to solve an environmental issue, including products that aid in the provision of renewable energy, conserve resources, reduce waste, promote land/wildlife conservation, prevent toxic/hazardous substance or pollution, or educate, measure, or consult to solve environmental problems.



The Worker section of the survey assesses the company's relationship with its workforce. This section measures how the company treats its workers through compensation, benefits, training, and ownership opportunities provided to workers. It also focuses on the overall work environment within the company through management/worker communication, job flexibility and corporate culture, and worker health and safety practices.



The Customers section of the Assessment measures the impact a company has on its customers. The section focuses on whether a company sells products or services that promote public benefit, and if those products/services are targeted towards serving underserved populations. Questions in this section will measure whether a company's product or service is designed to solve a social or environmental issue (e.g. improves health, preserves environment or creates economic opportunity to individuals or communities, promotes the arts/sciences, or increases the flow of capital to purpose-driven enterprises).



The Community section of the survey assesses a company's impact on its community. The Community section evaluates a company's supplier relations, diversity, and involvement in the local community. The section also measures the company's practices and policies around community service and charitable giving. In addition, this section includes if a company's product or service is designed to solve a social issue, including access to basic services, health, education, economic opportunity, arts, and increasing the flow of capital to purpose-driven enterprises.



The Governance section of the Assessment evaluates a company's accountability and transparency. The section focuses on the company's mission, stakeholder engagement, and overall transparency of the company's practices and policies.

Overall B Score

80 out of 200 is eligible for certification

*Of all businesses that have completed the B Impact Assessment

*Median scores will not add up to overall

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