Get into Lollapalooza free: Pick up the trash


Loyola students may be able to get into this year’s Lollapalooza for free…if they’re willing to pick up the garbage.

Here are the details from Loyola’s Institute of Environmental Sustainability :

The 2018 Lollapalooza Music Festival at Grant Park in Chicago wants to minimize its environmental impact by diverting waste from landfills. The Divert It! team is key to the success of the front-of-house composting system. This team will have specialized duties at assigned stations, such as helping patrons put their waste, recyclables, and compostables in the correct bins and educating fans about the Festival’s environmental initiatives.

Again this year, Loyola has been picked to partner with Lollapalooza and event organizers, C3 Productions, to support sustainability efforts around the four day music festival. This opportunity allows Loyola students to help out with the recycling and composting efforts underway during the event and get access to the festival.

Members of the Divert It! Team will work a paid four hour shift and gain access to the music festival. There will be three shifts (early, midday and late) and the shifts will be determined by the Loyola and C3 staff. We will try to accommodate a member’s interest but expect that everyone will work each shift across the four-day festival.

Hiring preferences will be made by

  1. Availability
  2. Prior Sustainability Service
  3. Interest in advancing sustainability.


The Institute of Environmental Sustainability expects to have applications available on its website in early May.





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