A pledge to be an agent of change and create a festival that leaves a positive impact on our desert home and beyond.
The everyday decisions we make have an impact on our planet and ecosystems whether it’s driving a car, using a plastic water bottle, or simply throwing away trash – it all adds up in the global carbon calculator.
Coachella continues to build off its environmental initiatives and launch new ones to account for our emissions, save water, and divert waste. We know there’s still a lot to do, and we remain committed to a future where unsustainable consumption becomes a thing of the past.
We can’t do it alone, join us on our journey towards a more sustainable Coachella.
We are committed to leaving a positive environmental legacy and engaging attendees in our sustainability strategy through five key themes.
We are committed to reducing carbon emissions by decreasing our energy consumption and increasing our use of renewable energy.
ur festival implements a comprehensive waste diversion and sustainable materials strategy to divert waste away from the landfill.
We are committed to reducing our water consumption and eliminating the use of single-use plastic serviceware.
We are dedicated to supporting local environmental protection, conservation, and reclamation efforts.
Read on for a deeper dive into each of these themes.
Join the BYOBottle Campaign and bring your own reusable water bottle.
Please be considerate of waste bin signage to ensure a smooth composting and recycling operation.
Carpool, camp, ride a shuttle, or drive low-emission vehicles. Make sure to check out info on Carpoolchella below!
We provide campers with blue (recycling) and clear (landfill) liners at the Toll Booth. Please use these bags to sort your waste, and place near a trash receptacle or in your campsite when you leave. Remember to take all personal belongings when you depart to help us maintain a clean environment.
Turn off lights and appliances when you leave your home or hotel room.
Place sustainability staff throughout the festival to support waste diversion and provide education on composting and recycling practices
Educate and engage our staff, vendors, and artists on our sustainability initiatives
Festival attendees curate their crew of 4 or more carpoolers per vehicle to save on gas, money, CO2 emissions, PLUS decorate their car for a chance to win prizes. Read on.
The Energy Playground powers up the crowd and charges your phones! Our Energy Seesaws provide you the opportunity to learn about energy from the best seat in the house.
Your very own interactive poster design studio where your art and advocacy for solutions to major challenges facing the planet are submitted to be transformed into professional renders by a curated roster of international artists.
Catch panel discussions from your favorite artists and environmentalists during an interactive workshop. Join us for unforgettable discussions and a chance to win prizes. The fun begins Thursday in camping.
Art of Recycling offers over 50 talented artists the opportunity to turn ordinary recycling bins into works of art that inspire people across the globe to see the beauty in recycling.
Leave no bottle, can, or cup behind! Recycle bottles, cans and cups for a chance to win upgrades, exclusive merchandise & much more. Read on.
Track and measure event-related carbon emissions.
Use energy efficient technologies like LED lights.
Source renewable diesel when possible for generators.
Use solar-powered electric generators and electric utility carts.
Encourage attendee and staff carpooling to reduce travel emissions. Make sure to check out Carpoolchella or reserve your shuttle spot now.
Coordinate on-site camping for roughly 35,000* people rather than driving to and from the show each day.
Except for recyclable cups, all food vendors serve food with plates, to-go containers, and utensils that are compostable by the local facility.
We donate materials from partner activations and items left by campers to local desert organization, Galilee Center. In 2023, we donated 34.6 tons* of material.
We partner with Coachella Valley Rescue Mission to donate leftover food from catering and food vendors to community members facing food insecurity, collecting 44.2 tons* of food in 2023.
The festival implements a comprehensive waste diversion strategy that composted and recycled 298.6 tons** in 2023.
Creating signage and décor pieces that can be reused at future events.
*Data accounts for Coachella & Stagecoach
**Includes cardboard, mixed recycling, glass, metal, wood, cooking oil, Cat5 Cable, food scraps, and compostable serviceware.
Part of the festival experience is laying on the grass. When we irrigate the polo field grass to keep it nice and green for you, we use non-potable water.
To reduce the amount of water for irrigation, we are replacing areas of turf around the site with alternative landscapes.
We recently doubled the number of spickets in venue and camping, to provide water refill stations for both attendees and staff.
Eliminated single-use plastic water bottles and replaced with aluminum bottles, aside from select back-of-house and stage safety areas.
Encourage all staff and attendees to join the #BYOBottle Campaign and bring their own reusable water bottle.
We’ve partnered with Global Inheritance for over a decade to develop environmental and educational programs to bring attention to global issues like climate change. With a shared passion for fostering creativity and imagination, Global Inheritance and Coachella’s major goal is to design interactive programs that can be integrated seamlessly into the festival experience.
Join the Global Inheritance team this Coachella and help bring sustainability initiatives to life.
Galilee Center is the official donation recipient of Coachella since 2019. The organization’s mission is to fulfill the needs of the underserved and disadvantaged by providing food, clothing, and other basic needs and to affirm their dignity with love, compassion, and respect.
Coachella Valley Rescue Mission serves local people experiencing homelessness, hunger, and life challenges through emergency services, recovery programs and community outreach.