Recycle with Pride

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White background with a rainbow-colored recycle symbol around a purple triangle with the capitol building dome at the center. Under the dome are six rainbow-colored raised hands and black font that reads Capital Pride. Around the outside green font reads Recycle with Pride.

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The Capital Pride Festival and Concert is an annual event hosted by the Capital Pride Alliance to celebrate and raise awareness of the LGBTQ+ community. Held in Washington D.C., the festival aims to “educate, support, and inspire” those who belong to this diverse group through the power of entertainment. It represents one of the largest Pride events, with more than 400,000 attendees in 2019. At the festival, international and local LGBTQ+ talent take center stage to perform live music, and more than 300 organizations are present to provide networking opportunities. Headliners for the 2019 concert included Marshmello, Zara Larsson, and Todrick Hall, just to name a few.

In 2008, Burgundy Crescent Volunteers (BGV)—a LGBTQ+ community based in Washington D.C.—launched an environmentally friendly initiative in partnership with the Capital Pride Festival. Together, the two forces made recycling a priority by setting up bins throughout the festival to help attendees “recycle with pride.” BGV was hoping that concert-goers would pay attention to how they were disposing their waste and put in effort to make environmentally responsible choices.


Capital Pride Alliance. (n.d.). Capital Pride Concert and Sunset Dance Party.

O'Bryan, W. (2008, June 4). Gay and green: Burgundy Crescent brings recycling to Capital Pride Festival. Metro Weekly.

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