Saturday at the Festival was a particularly special day - the Governor, Bill Ritter, proclaimed June 23 Colorado Bluegrass Day.
COLORADO BLUEGRASS DAY
June 23, 2007
WHEREAS, for approximately two decades Planet Bluegrass has staged a music festival with the express goal of using renewable energy to help protect our environment while producing a world-class festival;
and WHEREAS, the Telluride Bluegrass Festival is powered entirely by renewable energy, offsetting 100 percent of the carbon dioxide emissions created by the traveling attendees of the concert, or “Festivarian Travel”;
and WHEREAS, the Telluride Bluegrass Festival will host world-renowned musicians, as well as contests, workshops, jugglers, clowns, and many more fun-filled activities that will continue day and night for the entirety of the festival;
and WHEREAS, Planet Bluegrass has exerted countless hours and immeasurable efforts to create a unique, environmentally friendly festival in a naturally beautiful location, not only for the people of Colorado, but for those that have traveled from across the country and from other nations;
and WHEREAS, the State of Colorado appreciates the tireless work of Planet Bluegrass to protect and sustain the environment, while giving the people of Colorado an incredible celebration to attend;
Therefore, I, Bill Ritter, Jr., Governor of Colorado, do hereby proclaim June 23, 2007, BLUEGRASS DAY in the State of Colorado.
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