Jack Johnson's Climate Action Contribution
About Jack Johnson's Climate Efforts
Climate Action Commitments
Current Climate Actions Jack Johnson Is Taking:
Commit to Reducing Waste Produced on Tour
There are many simple and easy ways to decrease waste while on tour. This includes: coordinating with venues, concessionaires and catering to reduce waste at the source by using environmentally preferable serve-ware and straws; consulting with catering to to make entire service plastic-free, aiding venues and caterers in reducing non-reusable water bottle consumption; collecting and recycling guitar strings, collecting and properly disposing of used batteries.
Commit to Eliminating Single-Use Plastic Water Bottles
Only about 23% of plastic bottles are recycled within the U.S.1 By providing hydration stations on tour, encouraging fans to bring refillable water containers, where allowed to performances, and ensuring tour buses and catering are stocked with environmentally preferable hydration options, will reduce the use of single-use plastic bottles.
Commit to Reducing Energy and CO2 Emissions From Touring
All tours, big or small, can calculate and offset all emissions generated from a tour and acquire an offset of CO2 emissions. The majority of the CO2 emissions from touring are from fan travel. You can encourage fans to carpool and take mass transit to the shows to reduce this.
Commit to Educating Concert Attendees on the Environmental Impact of Tour
Action cannot be taken without awareness. Develop sustainability messaging for your website, social media content, or engage concert attendees on pledges to reduce CO 2 e missions, eliminate single-use plastic bottles, etc.
Commit to Reducing Food Waste
Every year in the United States, approximately 31% (133 billion pounds) of the overall food supply is wasted, which impacts food security, resource conservation, and contributes to the 18% of total U.S. methane emissions that come from landfills2. Coordinate with caterers and venues to donate excess food to local shelters and food banks, where regulations allow it.
Areas For Collaboration
We are interested in collaborating on the following:
Solutions to plastic pollution
Plastic Pollution Coalition
Jack Johnson continued to pave the way in green touring practices on his recent 2017-2018 World Tour. Vehicles were fueled by sustainable biodiesel wherever possible, concertgoers were offered mass transportation and bike valet options, waste reduction measures were expanded and single-use plastics were eliminated backstage. In addition, the tour sourced food from local farms, offered eco-friendly merchandise, provided free water refill stations and worked closely with venues to promote Reusable Pint Programs to provide fans with an alternative to disposable plastic cups.
Fans are encouraged to offset their travel to the concerts through a Ticketmaster Opt-In carbon offset program or through donating and receiving a fan offset sticker. Significant efforts are made to reduce the carbon footprint of the tour and after all energy conservation measures are taken, remaining C02 emissions are invested in community based carbon offset projects.