Every year Entercom Kansas City’s KQRC hosts Rockfest – America’s largest single-day music event, attracting more than 50,000 people. With an effort focused on sustainability and limiting the environmental impact of the event, Entercom Kansas City put several practices in place. In 2014, they stopped serving beer in plastic cups and started serving beer in cans, ensuring all cans were recycled. The effort resulted in 80,000 fewer plastic cups used at the event compared with previous years. Additionally, Entercom Kansas City donated the proceeds from the recycled cans to Autism Speaks, a nonprofit organization that funds biomedical research into the causes, prevention, treatments and a possible cure for Autism.
For more information about Rockfest, visit www.rockfestkc.com.
Autism Speaks is dedicated to funding global biomedical research into the causes, prevention, treatments and a possible cure for Autism. Their mission is to raise public awareness about Autism and its effects on individuals, families, and society. For more information about Autism Speaks, go to www.autismspeaks.org.