9,200+ ACTIONS BY FANS
SUPPORTING IMPORTANT SOCIAL AND ENVIRONMENTAL ISSUES
TO SUPPORT NONPROFIT ORGANIZATIONS AND FIGHT THE CLIMATE CRISIS
7,500+ SINGLE-USE PLASTIC BOTTLES AVOIDED
AT SHOWS BY FANS, ARTISTS, AND CREW
Since 2019, The Lumineers have partnered with REVERB to reduce their tours’ environmental footprint, engage fans to take climate action, and support nonprofit organizations & climate projects.
Together, along with our partners at ACTIVIST, we’re creating lasting, meaningful impact for people and the planet on tour and beyond.
The Lumineers Action Village
Each night on the Summer Tour, fans took meaningful action for people and the planet with REVERB in The Lumineers Action Village. In all, fans took over 9,200 ACTIONS.
- 1,638 Donations for a custom Lumineers reusable Nalgene bottle
- 5,218 Single-use bottles were avoided by fans
- 1,126 Fan Travel Survey submissions to help us learn more about fan travel habits and their associated carbon footprints
- 636 Voter registrations with HeadCount
- $22,575 Raised to support nonprofits and climate projects
At each show on the Summer 2023 Tour, The Lumineers and REVERB hosted nonprofit organizations that are working to create positive change for people and the planet. The nonprofits ranged from local to international focusing on environmental issues, food insecurity, homelessness, addiction recovery and much more.
- 13 Nonprofit Organizations hosted at shows
- 1,000+ Fan Actions
The Roadie Clinic
Healthy road life. Healthy home life. The Roadie Clinic exists to empower and heal roadies and their families by providing services + resources tailored to the struggles of the touring lifestyle.
Funds raised from the 2023 tour help fund a number of programs including, CrewPeeps which supports Roadies’ loved ones back home, the creation of healthcare scholarships for their RoadieDocRX touring healthcare supplement, and the continued growth of their Industry Referral Network, which allows for intentional and immediate support whenever a need arises.
Single-Use Plastic Reduction & Elimination
7,500+ SINGLE-USE PLASTIC BOTTLES WERE AVOIDED on this tour by artists, crew, and fans.
- Water Refill Stations set up for artists and crew backstage, in catering and on buses, and in main concourses for fans
- Reusable Water Bottles and Insulated Mugs provided for artists and crew
- Custom #RockNRefill Reusable Nalgene Bottles available to fans for donation. 100% of donations supported nonprofits and climate projects.
- Reusable or Compostable Serviceware used in catering and tour buses
REVERB connected with venues prior to the tour to support existing on-site sustainability efforts, discuss enhancements, and optimize plans to achieve best possible results
- Water Refill Stations: 81% backstage and for fans
- Sustainable Food: 94% of venues offered vegan entrees in concessions
- Plastic Reductions: 38% of venues committed to reducing single-use plastic including:
eliminating double-pours • no plastic bags • straws only available upon request • carrying non-plastic water containers in concessions
- Recycling: 88% of venues offered recycling backstage and for fans. REVERB ensured recycling was available backstage at every stop!
Additional Tour Sustainability Efforts
- Enhanced Recycling and Composting
- Excess catering food collected and donated with Musically Fed
- Battery Reclamation & Donation:
• all recycled or properly disposed
- Unused Hotel Toiletries Donated to shelters (otherwise they end up in landfills)
Greenhouse Gas Reductions & Measurement
After all the above efforts were made to reduce the environmental footprint of the tour, remaining carbon emissions from major sources were calculated including:
- Band + Crew Travel
- Equipment Transport and Shipping
- Venue Energy Use
- Hotel Stays
REVERB'S CLIMATE PROJECT PORTFOLIO
In acknowledgement of the climate impact of touring, The Lumineers dedicated a portion of ticket sales to support REVERB’s Climate Project Portfolio. This tour’s portfolio is designed to support measurable greenhouse gas reductions, address climate justice, advance decarbonization efforts in music, and create lasting positive impacts with the goal of addressing the complex challenges of the climate crisis.
Avoided Deforestation, Methane Destruction
Biodigesters in Mexico
In partnership with Native Energy, this project helps build and install simple biodigester units for subsistence farmers in Mexico. These units break down animal waste yielding gas that powers biogas cookstoves and water heaters as well as farm-generated fertilizer. This helps avoid methane emissions, improves air quality, and provides an alternative to expensive and harmful chemical fertilizers.
REVERB’s Music Decarbonization Project advances innovative climate solutions that directly reduce or eliminate carbon emissions within the music industry. Funding from this project helps develop existing and emerging technologies that increase efficiency, expand clean energy options, and reduce greenhouse gas pollution with a focus on the unique climate challenges of music.
Climate Justice, Renewable Energy
The Hozho Homes Program provides Hopi & Navajo families access to off-grid solar photovoltaic systems. The program also supports a workforce development program that will train Native American solar installers to build and maintain off-grid PV systems, create jobs and prepare installers to work with grid-tied projects nationwide. This project was selected in partnership with The Solutions Project.
Avoided Deforestation, Clean Energy, Climate Justice
Kenya Solar Desalination Farms
GivePower’s solar-powered water desalination plants provide clean drinking water to communities that relied on boiling water to make it potable. Providing clean drinking water reduces the burning of wood and coal for water purification and enables young women in the community to attend school or work rather than spend hours carrying drinking water to their homes.
Sound Future generates independent, data-driven best practices that accelerate innovation to address the live event industry’s biggest sustainability opportunities without compromising the bottom line.
We want to thank everyone who made this tour so impactful for people and the planet, especially:
Activist Artists Management
Kristina “Red” Tanner
REVERB On-site Coordinator, Lenni Rosenblum
All the Fans that took action with us!