Coachella starts this Friday, marking the beginning of festival season worldwide—and whether you’re going to see The Lumineers in New Orleans, Lizzo in New York, or Alanis Morisette in Boston, there’s a way to turn up the volume on sustainability, too.
That’s why today’s small step is to treat the Earth like a rock star, and follow these small steps to reduce your impact while still experiencing the music scene you love.
A festival shuttle is cheaper than Uber and faster than driving (no parking lot panic!). Plus, you’ll emit 76% less carbon, according to the Department of Transportation. 🚌
HEAR + HEAL
Earplugs are essential if you’re close to the stage, and these ones from Happy Ears are reusable, effective, and made from ocean plastic.
VINTAGE? SO ADORABLE
Why buy “vintage inspo” when you can get actual vintage? From Britney-esque crochet bikini tops to patchwork ‘70s jeans, there’s a secondhand way to be a style icon, and it’s just as affordable as a fast fashion binge, without the landfill drama.
Bottled water is expensive and inconvenient. (You don’t want to wait in line for hydration when you should be screaming for Lana Del Rey.) Save $$$ waste by bringing your own water vessel, which you can refill fast + free at designated areas.
BE EXCELLENT TO EACH OTHER
Kindness goes a long way, whether it’s sharing SPF with strangers beside you or ensuring nobody in the group chat gets left behind—even if it’s the person you know the least. Take care of each other out there!