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APR 14-16 & 21-23

2022 For Our Planet

A pledge to be an agent of change and create a festival that leaves a positive impact on our desert home and beyond.

What is For Our Planet?

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.

In 2022, Coachella will 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.

Our Part

  • Speak up about the impacts of climate change

  • Minimize single-use plastics

  • Deploy a Waste Gang team to increase recycling & compost

  • Donate all unutilized goods to local community partners

  • Work with partners & vendors who support our initiatives

  • Educate our employees & friends

  • Share best practices

Your Part

  • Minimal footprint: carpool, camp, ride a shuttle and bring a reusable bottle

  • Please follow the signage on our recycling and compost bins to properly dispose of waste

  • Leave no trace!

  • Be creative and reuse the clothes you already have in your closet.

Emissions

Carpoolchella
Shuttles
  • Up to 60,000** attendees hitch a ride on our festival shuttles daily*. Not to mention - shuttles are a fast, easy, fun way to get to & from the festival each day. Reserve a spot now!

Camping
  • Up to 35,000** people camping on-site each weekend rather than driving to & from the show each day.

Plant-Based Alternatives
  • Many of our food vendors offer vegan dishes and 100% are required to provide a vegetarian option. Check back soon for the full food lineup!

*773 tons of carbon emissions offset in 2019 (Data accounts for Coachella & Stagecoach)

Water

Conscious Irrigation
  • 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.

Waste

Reducing Single-Use Plastics
  • We will drastically minimize single-use plastic bottles by substituting with aluminum packaging for all beverages sold inside the venue and in camping. This switch will eliminate well-over 2MM single-use plastic bottles.*

Water Refill Stations
  • We will have water stations throughout the festival to make refilling your reusable bottle even easier.

Serviceware
  • Outside of recyclable cups, all food vendors are required to use compostable serviceware including plates, cups, and utensils.

Local Donations
  • We donate left-over food items from catering areas and materials left by campers to desert local Galilee Center. In 2019, we donated 28 tons* of food and material. 

  • Leave no trace!

Waste Gang
  • In 2018, we created the Waste Gang team to increase the amount of materials we recycle and compost at the festival. In 2019, they helped us divert 94 tons* of mixed recycling and 93 tons* of compost.

* Data accounts for Coachella & Stagecoach

**2019 rounded figures

Engage

Energy Playground
  • The Energy Playground powers up the crowd and charges your phones! The Global Inheritance Energy SeeSaws provides festival attendees the opportunity to learn about energy from the best seat in the house! Outside of earning an extra bar on your phone, the Energy SeeSaws offers people the chance to burn off those late night grilled cheese sandwiches!

POSTed Studios
  • TRASHed Coachella offers 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. Over 50 artists are designing this year’s unbelievable collection which will grace the polo grounds both weekends. Don’t forget to photograph and share your favorites!

POSTed Studio Speaker Stage
  • Starting Thursday in Camping. Global Inheritance x Coachella are hosting a special POSTed Studio speaker stage. Format changes based on speakers - from Q/A to Ted Talk format to Show and Tell and Workshops. Expect to see some of your favorite artists and environmentalists talk while also participating in interactive workshops including Plastic Surgery and Meat the Beetles. All talks will be followed by a POSTed Studio design sessions where we will give away prizes for the best poster concept based on the most recent talk/workshop.

TRASHed
  • TRASHed Coachella offers 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. Over 50 artists are designing this year’s unbelievable collection which will grace the polo grounds both weekends. Don’t forget to photograph and share your favorites! Learn more here.

Recycling Store
  • Leave no bottle, can, or cup behind! Coachella attendees in the main venue and campgrounds trade in bottles, cans, and cups for upgrades, exclusive merchandise, festival experiences, food vouchers, cold water + more. Recyclers even have a unique opportunity to exchange full bags of recyclables for a chance to win a special Coachella prize package during Recycling Sundays. Recycling is an easy opportunity to show that you care while earning a few extra karma points. Don’t forget to test your strength with one of our specialized Can Crushers. Learn more here

2022 Sustainability Partners

Global Inheritance
  • 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.

  • Volunteer or Get Involved

    View Best of Global Inheritance x Coachella 2019 photo gallery

Galilee Center
  • Galilee Center is the official donation recipient of Coachella 2022. 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.