230 million people around the world celebrated Plastic Free July by committing to reduce single-use plastic. It’s become crystal clear that plastic waste is a global issue and music fans want to be part of the solution. A new study from Ticketmaster shows that waste reduction at festivals is the number one concern for fans this summer.Read More
As the crowds milled throughout Outside Lands on the festival’s first day, the grass was trampled, but not untidy.
San Francisco’s largest summer music festival is making a push for a greener festival, with plans to eliminate nearly all plastic water bottles and straws, and offer reusable cups for beer and wine.Read More
Rebecca Prince-Ruiz, Founder and Executive Director of the Plastic Free Foundation, a nonprofit organization that organizes the annual Plastic Free July challenge, has more than twenty-five years’ experience in the world of environmental and waste management, community engagement, and sustainability behaviour change. In 2011, Prince-Ruiz started the Plastic Free July Challenge, where, what started as a grassroots campaign with a handful of participants in Western Australia has now grown to millions of people across 170 countries taking up the challenge to refuse single-use plastic every year.Read More
The War Memorial Theatre in Gisborne is the first venue in New Zealand to sign up to a global initiative — BYOBottle.
Gisborne District Council has joined the international BYOBottle campaign in a commitment to reduce single-use plastic in its theatres.
The campaign engages performing artists, venues, event organisers and fans to reduce plastic waste in the entertainment industry by promoting reusable water bottles and water refill stations at events.Read More
The Lost Lands festival is widely regarded as a leader in environmental sustainability, cultivating creativity and music in a family-oriented space. In 2018, the festival took a green leap forward; eliminating all fossil fuel-based single-use plastic products on the site, including food-ware, cups and water bottles. A combination of reusable and compostable solutions were introduced both back and front of house, with the assistance of Green Music Australia. Other key sustainability initiatives included installing high quality water stations throughout the site, and implementing recycling measures for staff and punters to ensure they left no trace.Read More
A handful of Melbourne music venues are joining the fight against single-use plastic bottles as part of Green Music Australia’s #BYOBottle campaign.Read More
Live Nation Entertainment, the world’s leading live entertainment company, announced today that its global sustainability coalition, Green Nation, is committing to new environmental goals for all Live Nation owned and operated venues, clubs, theaters and festivals, with the primary targets of reducing greenhouse gas emissions by 50% by 2030, and ending the sale of single-use plastics at all owned and operated venues and festivals by 2021.Read More
Ticketmaster, the leading retailer of festival tickets, has today released its State of Play: Festivals study, which surveyed 4,000 festival-goers across the country to get their thoughts on the UK festival landscape. The report offers insight into fans’ attitudes towards pressing issues like sustainability and gender representation at festivals, as well as their views on food, drink, romance, new music discovery and the overall festival experience.Read More
As an artist you have the unique opportunity to influence a wide audience of people by taking part in the BYOBottle movement. Your actions speak louder than words and there are a variety of ways that you can partake in cultivating a plastic free music industry. First and foremost it’s important to educate your bandmates and crew staff with real world knowledge and equip them with reusable water bottles – if you’ve got a supportive team on board it makes it a lot easier in the long run.Read More
In conjunction with Earth Day, the Sustainable Concerts Working Group (SCWG), led by multi-platinum recording artist Jack Johnson and his team, have announced the launch of BYOBottle, an environmental campaign that engages artists, venues, festivals and fans to reduce plastic pollution in the music industry by promoting reusable water bottles and water refill stations at music events.Read More
Jack Johnson has launched BYOBottle (Bring Your Own Bottle), an environmental campaign aimed at reducing plastic pollution throughout the music industry by promoting reusable water bottles and water refill stations at events.Read More
When I started working with the live event industry to reduce the environmental footprint of large events, festivals and tours almost three decades ago, recycling bins didn’t exist. Bands weren’t touring on biodiesel-fueled buses and seeking out organic and locally-grown meals. Live Nation didn’t exist, and hadn’t yet hired sustainability coordinators at 14 venues.Read More
The entertainment industry is often progressive and (usually) on the right side of history, putting on events promoting peace, equality, justice and for many decades a safe and healthy environment.Read More
The U.K. festival is one of the largest to ban the sale of single-use plastic bottles – will others follow suit?Read More
Glastonbury Festival's recent ban on bottled water is latest in a string of green pledges from music biz.Read More
All at once sustainability awards announcedRead More
A burgeoning movement to reduce plastic waste has caught the attention of artists, promoters, venues and fans.Read More
The artist and surfer, who grew up in Hawaii, is driving awareness of ocean pollution.Read More