In addition to cutting down on water bottles, most of the food booths are using recyclable napkins, plates, forks and bags.
The festival organizers also set up an eco-shuttle with bio-diesel powered vans and hybrids ferrying fans to and from Los Angeles and Palm Springs airports and area hotels.
About 300 sets of recycling bins have been placed around the grounds, three bins per set, Beerman said. Black is for trash going to landfills; green for organics, such as paper and food; and blue for plastics and other recyclables. And instead of one big sorting center for everything, the festival has three — one for the main performance area, two for the camping areas.