2014 proved an exciting year for REVERB. From Dave Matthews Band and Jack Johnson throughout the summer to Icona Pop and Linkin Park in the Fall (and our many other wonderful artists), we were busier than ever working to green tours and spread awareness through music. After a refreshing break over the holidays, the REVERB team is back in action, and 2015 is shaping up to be even bigger than last year.
First things first. Welcome, Chris Spinato, REVERB’s newest team member who will be taking on sponsorship and project management. We’re psyched to have Chris’ energy on board; read his bio (and the rest of the teams’) here. While I’m at it…welcome to me, too, REVERB’s social media manager and program coordinator, as well as general get-the-word-out and get-you-involved officer. I’m Sawyer, nice to meet you. I’ll be blogging, Facebooking, tweeting and instagramming all of REVERB’s happenings, so when your volunteer photo pops up on one of our walls after you’ve lost your mind to “Ants Marching” or “Better Together,” you know who to point your finger at…
We’ve hit the ground running in 2015 already. Adam is busy on Guster’s album release tour, with REVERB in tow maintaining the band’s rightfully deserved green image. Guster’s EVERMOTION tour will incorporate some of the regular backstage greening (recycling, bioproducts, reusable coffee mugs and bottles), as well as continuing their support for the Lacey Act and the #StopIllegalLogging campaign.
Lara and Emilio kicked things off in Florida last week with Linkin Park, and we’re saddened to hear the tour has been canceled due to lead singer Chester Bennington’s injury. We wish Chester a speedy recovery and look forward to working with the band again in the future.
The prospects for 2015 grow every day. Tanner recently returned from the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas (remember that below-zero stretch we had a couple weeks ago here in New England? No? Neither does Tanner…), and he’s got some exciting ideas for our artists and fans.
At home, Paige is busy managing all of you prospective volunteers (check here for volunteer opportunities) and all of the awesome nonprofits we partner with. Lauren, as usual, is continually developing REVERB into a more and more significant player in the environmental realm – all the while keeping her cool as she runs a national nonprofit. Mike is packing road cases, printing custom signage and reusable materials, and making sure the bands and fans get everything they need to make touring a greener industry.
So, while the temperatures at our Portland, ME office hover between freezing and arctic, 2015 is heating up each week. Stay tuned here, on our instagram (@reverbgreen), twitter (@reverbrocks) and Facebook for the most up to date information on how to get involved in greening your favorite bands.
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