Give Back @ Green Street

As in years past, Lollapalooza is proud to partner with a number of admirable organizations dedicated to community involvement and charitable good deeds. While at the Festival you can check out all of these philanthropy partners in Green Street’s Lolla Cares to take a look at the awesome ways in which Lolla fans are getting involved. Just to give you a sense of what you can expect, here’s the scoop on our on-site Compass Green Project, Rock The Vote and HeadCount initiatives.

Compass Green Project

Compass Green is devoted to teaching people about the environmental harm caused by common agricultural methods while equipping them with the knowledge of more creative, productive and sustainable growing techniques. They’ll be leading these three Urban Gardening Workshops each day at 1pm on the south end of Green Street. Friday, 8/3: Gardening Basics Do you know the delectable difference between tomatoes fresh from your own backyard/window-sill and the red things on the store shelf? Get in the growing game now with these basics for sustainable home food production. Saturday, 8/4: Urban Farming If we can grow it in a truck, you can grow food anywhere! Learn how to transform your urban setting into a yummy beacon of sustainability, self-reliance, and deliciousness. Sunday, 8/5: Compost If it stinks, you’re not doing it right! Come and learn proper composting for your home or apartment so that you can start recycling our most valuable commodity, our soil’s nutrients! The Workshops are sponsored by Lollapalooza and the funding will provide urban gardening education programs to students in low-income schools both in Chicago and beyond.

Rock The Vote & HeadCount

With a very big election coming up, it’s more important than ever to make your voice heard this November! Both Rock the Vote and HeadCount will be on hand at Lollapalooza to help you register to vote and brush up on the issues that matter to you most. For over 20 years, Rock The Vote has been dedicated to building the political power and clout of the Millennial Generation by registering and turning out young people at the polls. HeadCount is a newer, grassroots organization that uses the power of music to register voters and raise overall political awareness. Since 2004 they’ve staged drives at over 2,000 concerts and signed up over 175,000 voters, reaching young people where they already are – at concerts and online – to inform and empower. Both of these organizations are dedicated to keeping young people politically engaged while helping them build and cultivate an integral role in the larger conversation.