At the end of the Woodstock movie, the camera pans over the empty grounds of Max Yasgur’s farm and reveals an enormous sea of garbage that seems to stretch for miles. The live-music industry has advanced in countless ways in the 45 years since that scene was shot, but little has been done to reduce the enormous carbon footprint that concerts leave behind. One huge contributor is the widespread use of single-use containers for beer, water and other drinks, and Dianna Cohen — environmental activist, artist and co-founder of the Plastic Pollution Coalition — is determined to do something to change that. She calls the project Plastic Free Touring, which is part of her broader Plastic Free Living initiative. In just a couple of years, the Plastic Pollution Coalition has worked with Jackson Browne, Ben Harper and Crosby, Stills and Nash as well as Bonnaroo to provide fans and artists with reusable, stainless-steel containers to use instead of disposable cups
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Foo Fighters’ HBO series Sonic Highways visited Washington D.C. Friday night, which marked a homecoming of sorts for Dave Grohl: The rocker was raised in the Virginia suburbs outside of D.C. – his mother still lives there – and he started out drumming for area acts like Mission Impossible, Dain Bramage and “his favorite band ever,” Scream.