Having Pride in Being Green
We’re committed to making Capital Pride the most environmentally friendly Pride celebration in the country, and 2015 will be the greenest Capital Pride ever.
We ask that all parade contingents, festival exhibitors, and food & beverage vendors help make events such as the Pride Parade and Festival as “green” as possible.
We’ve eliminated the use of plastic bags at Pride. And we ask food service vendors to use compostable products.
Green Village is a section at the Pride Festival for vendors who have a commitment to environmental awareness as part of their organization’s mission. This grouping of green vendors aims to amplify their exposure to attendees and raise public awareness of how to lead greener lives.
Certified Green Vendor Program.
Certified Green Vendor Program. A rigorous Green Leaf program exists to encourage greener activities. The program recognizes Parade contingents and Festival vendors who work to make their displays greener by skipping handouts and plastic bags, using technology instead of paper materials, using recycled and/or biodegradable products, and other small steps that add up to great leaps in sustainable practices. Each participating vendor will have a certificate displayed in their booth.
Get Green Leaf Certified
Capital Pride Green Certification Program ‐ Parade
Capital Pride Green Certification Program ‐ Festival
Recycle With Pride.
Recycle With Pride. Each year dozens of volunteers help collect thousands of gallons of recyclables such as bottles, cans, cardboard, paper, and more at the Festival. Since 2012, a contingent in the Parade has collected recyclables from the crowd. You can sign up here to volunteer. And please put your recyclable items in one of the many bins distributed throughout the Festival grounds.
Eco-friendly T-shirts. If you’ve been to Capital Pride, you’ve noticed our hundreds of volunteers in brightly colored shirts. The “Green Team” volunteers sport shirts that are either organic or recycled cotton.
Reserved Bicycle Parking
Ride your bike to the Capital Pride Festival and get VIP parking on 6th Street near the Dupont Stage. Designated bicycle parking area(s) have been provided to encourage green transportation to the festival. (View Festival Map). Just bring your bike and lock. Capital Stage headliners perform until 9 PM. Please be sure to remove your bicycle by 10 PM.
Capital Pride Alliance and our partners host numerous LGBTA events throughout the year. Explore a few of these upcoming events below. Or view all events here.