TAKE ACTION in the DAVE MATTHEWS BAND ECO-VILLAGE
This year Bama Green is raising awareness about the biggest threat facing our planet: CLIMATE CHANGE. Our 2019 Eco-Village will offer many ways big and small to get involved (or increase your stake) in this fight. Visit the Eco-Village in the concourse at each tour stop to:
RockNRefill - Donate for a 2019 limited-edition Nalgene RockNRefill reusable water bottle. Your donations will support solar installations on low income housing in the bands hometown of Charlottesville, VA.
UnchangeIt In addition to the carbon we’re eliminating, we’re offering you 4 pledges to choose from to reduce your personal footprint. And we’ll help you with resources to make it happen. Whether it’s Meatless Mondays or cutting your Fast Fashion consumption, learn why and how at the Eco-Village.
The Wilderness Society The Wilderness Society is an American non-profit land conservation organization that is dedicated to protecting natural areas and federal public lands in the United States. They advocate for the designation of federal wilderness areas and other protective designations, such as national monuments. Keep it Wild. #WeAreTheWild #OurWild
DocuSign will have you seeing green. Trees. Water. Carbon emissions. The environmental impact of paper production in most business workflows can be sizable, and preventable.
Since 2003, DocuSign has helped millions of people around the world replace almost 20 billion sheets of paper with eco-friendly digital processes. And with the DocuSign Agreement Cloud™, companies can digitally transform their entire systems of agreement - from preparing, signing, acting on and managing them across their business. The best part – it saves your customers and employees time and money, while also saving precious natural resources.
Furthering our commitment to protecting the environment, we launched the DocuSign for Forests™ initiative to create a significant, sustained global impact. You, too, can join our efforts to protect the world’s forests. Learn More at docusign.com/forests
Register to vote and sign up for TurboVote to stay aware of local elections. If climate is your issue, vote.
Climate Report Please be sure to understand the recent headline-making climate report from the United Nations Environment Program. Stop by the Eco Village to add your voice to those saying “Climate change is real." Visit unenvironment.org for more information. Or click here for a helpful article about climate change.
VISIT THE ECO-VILLAGE
• VOLUNTEER at the show.
• CONNECT with non-profit organizations and lend your voice in support.
REVERB is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization founded in 2004 by environmentalist Lauren Sullivan and her musician husband, Adam Gardner of Guster. Reverb provides turn-key greening programs for artists' tours while conducting grassroots outreach and education with music fans everywhere.
Biodiesel is a renewable, non-petroleum alternative to conventional diesel fuel, and produces on average 78% less carbon than petroleum based diesel fuel. While this is true… All biodiesel is not created equal.
REVERB sources the most sustainably produced, local biodiesel available in each market that DMB tour visits. Our use of this fuel supports our environment, our economy and our communities.
*REVERB sources biodiesel using standards set forth by The Sustainable Biodiesel Alliance.
WASTE REDUCTION & RECYCLING
We know it's hard to make sure everything ends up in the right bin on the road,so REVERB provides recycling bins and signage for all production offices, dressing rooms, catering, and buses to make waste reduction simple for everyone involved in the tour. Glass, aluminum, paper and plastic products and batteries are kept out of landfills, where it can take up to one million years for some products to break down. We also ensure buses use eco-friendly cleaning products.
REVERB provides crew with reusable bottles, mugs and a filling station to avoid disposables. And for times when reusable is not possible, we’ve instituted a one-of-a-kind Solo cup recycling program with Teracycle.
Fans are encouraged to bring refillable water bottles to enjoy free, filtered water from our Brita water stations in the Eco-Village and cut down on disposable plastic bottles.
In each market, we coordinate with local farmers, ranchers and dairies to provide healthy, locally grown, and organic food options for the band and crew to eat each night. This not only helps to promote local economies and support small-scale agriculture, it also keeps everyone healthy!
As a bonus, when we buy locally, the number of miles food travels from farm to plate is much smaller, meaning fewer fossil fuels used for transport and fresher food!
OFFSETS & RENEWABLE ENERGY
We calculate all CO2 emissions from buses, trucks, flights, venue energy use, and hotel accommodations in order to provide detailed analysis of the tour's carbon footprint.
Once there's have a better idea of the size of the footprint, a plan is put in place for the support of carbon offset projects like development of wind farms or planting trees.
By supporting clean, renewable energy, carbon offsets are able to keep dirty energy (made by fossil fuels like coal) off the grid and pollution out of the air.