Billie Eilish is bringing about waves of change on her “Happier Than Ever” world tour which kicked off in February. The artist announced last year that her tour will be climate positive.
The seven-time GRAMMY award-winning singer has long been an advocate for the vegan lifestyle and important global issues including social justice and environmental issues.
For this world tour, the talented singer has partnered with REVERB, a music-led environment-focused nonprofit organization to help her minimize the footprint of doing high production music shows and traveling for long durations with an entourage of crew and equipment.
With their project “Music Climate Revolution”, REVERB assists artists in executing climate-conscious shows by reducing their environmental impact and helping create a more sustainable music industry. The organization has worked with successful artists like The Lumineers, Tame Impala, Dave Matthews Band, and more. Their project also focuses on climate education and empowering fans to take climate action.
I’m thrilled to work with REVERB to make climate action part of my tour and everything I do,” said Eilish in a press release for the Music Climate Revolution. “We face a climate emergency, and we all have a responsibility to spread that call to action.”
Concrete Climate Action At “Happier Than Ever” World Tour
To make the show more climate-conscious, carbon emissions are carefully calculated for each stage of touring and execution including transportation to hotel stays. The numbers are then offset through funding towards “diverse global projects with a focus on frontline and BIPOC communities facing the worst effects of the climate crisis.”
In addition, an Eco-Village is set up at the venue for all event-goers. Each village offers custom reusable bottles in exchange for donations. There are free water refill stations to encourage reuse and discourage disposables.
Fans also get the chance to connect with groups doing important community work and test their climate knowledge with a quiz designed by REVERB. Participants at the Eco-Village can also enter an exciting draw to win a signature Billie Eilish x Fender ukulele signed by the artist herself.
What’s more, plant-based food and drink options are available to fans at all venues, as well as plant-based catering for everyone on the tour. Things like reusable and compostable bottles, catering ware, water refill stations, food and toiletry donations, and battery reclamation will aid in cutting down the astronomical quantity of waste that is expected by a massive tour like this one.