We’re shining a light on REVERB, a partner of ours for over a decade. Founded by environmentalist Lauren Sullivan and her musician husband, Adam Gardner, of the band Guster, REVERB partners with musicians, festivals, and venues to green their concert events and engage fans on climate action. On tours, a REVERB sustainability coordinator travels as part of the artists’ crew, working to execute comprehensive sustainability programs designed to minimize a tour’s footprint and maximize positive impacts. They also create what they call Eco-Villages at concerts and festivals, where fans can engage with volunteers on environmental issues, connect with nonprofit organizations, and take action for people and the planet in a festive atmosphere. In addition to efforts taken to minimize the environmental footprint on tours, REVERB works with Native to address tour-based emissions.
In 2022, their Tour Partners included Billie Eilish, Dave Matthews Band, and Phish. The Billie Eilish “Happier Than Ever” World Tour raised nearly $1Million to support nonprofits and climate-focused efforts, offered plant-based entree options at every venue with price parity to non-vegan items (Billie is vegan!), registered over 4,000 new voters, and supported carbon projects to address the footprint from band, crew, and fan travel and venue energy use. On top of that, Billie, REVERB, and Support + Feed worked together to launch Overheated, a climate summit for music industry professionals to discuss best practices, challenges, and future solutions, and, of course, play some music. Thank you to REVERB and all the musician partners for the great work you do. As you say, “making change is not all-or-nothing — many people doing a few things will have more impact than a few people doing everything.”