Take Note Initiative

Discover Hayden Homes Amphitheater's award-winning sustainability.

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Driving Sustainability One Note At A Time

The Hayden Homes Amphitheater is hailed as an industry leader in sustainability for its Take Note Initiative. Our local Green Team are our superstars of sustainability working countless hours to reduce our environmental impact in various ways; including, the use of a water fill station for reusable water bottles, compostable cups and utensils, cashless points of payment, solar phone charging stations, separate receptacles for recycling, compost and trash as well as 150+ bike racks, courtesy of Visit Central Oregon and our official sustainably partner, OnPoint Community Credit Union.

Our Green Team pulls anything and everything out of the waste bins to be sorted and sent to the proper waste or recycle stream. They sort through every single landfill bag, compost bag and recycle bag, up to their shoulders in concert goer waste day in and day out. In 2023 they sorted through 159,612 pounds of waste and were able to repurpose, recycle, compost, or donate 124,934 pounds of that waste – a 78% diversion rate! Also, they washed and reused every plastic can liner. For reference, in 2022 they used new liners every time a can was full, amounting to 7,000 used and dumped in a four-month period. Last year they reduced the number of liners used to only 500. Patrons helped us reduce plastic use every time they filled up a reusable bottle at the fill station, totaling 120,066 plastic bottles saved.

In addition, the amphitheater’s food and beverage team utilizes Agricultural Connections here in town who source produce and other edibles from local farms, keeping our carbon footprint down and revenue going back into our local economy.

Award Highlights

As a result of these efforts, the Hayden Homes Amphitheater Green Team has received the following awards:

  • 2018 Jack Johnson All At Once Sustainability Award
  • 2023 Visit Central Oregon Sustainability Award
  • 2023 Highest Scrap Value Returned - Live Nation
  • 2023 Innovation Award - Live Nation
  • 2023 Third Place Diversion Percentage Overall - Live Nation
  • 2024 Jack Johnson All At Once Sustainability Award

The Hayden Homes Amphitheater Green Team and staff at large are all about creating a safe space for the community to gather, and we recognize that with more than two hundred and fifty thousand people passing through our gates each summer, it’s up to us to set not only the stage, but a great example. We strive to show up bigger than the fans who come for the music – it’s our duty to protect the river, the health of the greater ecosystem and to ensure the next generation of Bend residents and concertgoers have a healthy environment to thrive in."

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A couple of people that are standing in a room.

Award Highlights

As a result of these efforts, the Hayden Homes Amphitheater Green Team has received the following awards:

  • 2018 Jack Johnson All At Once Sustainability Award
  • 2023 Visit Central Oregon Sustainability Award
  • 2023 Highest Scrap Value Returned - Live Nation
  • 2023 Innovation Award - Live Nation
  • 2023 Third Place Diversion Percentage Overall - Live Nation
  • 2024 Jack Johnson All At Once Sustainability Award

The Hayden Homes Amphitheater Green Team and staff at large are all about creating a safe space for the community to gather, and we recognize that with more than two hundred and fifty thousand people passing through our gates each summer, it’s up to us to set not only the stage, but a great example. We strive to show up bigger than the fans who come for the music – it’s our duty to protect the river, the health of the greater ecosystem and to ensure the next generation of Bend residents and concertgoers have a healthy environment to thrive in."

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