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.
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.
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
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.
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!
Up to 35,000** people camping on-site each weekend rather than driving to & from the show each day.
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)
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 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.*
We will have water stations throughout the festival to make refilling your reusable bottle even easier.
Outside of recyclable cups, all food vendors are required to use compostable serviceware including plates, cups, and utensils.
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!
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
Turn your ideas on social and environmental change into powerful poster art. Collaborate with renowned artists to turn your concept into a beautiful poster that will be shared with the Coachella community around the world. Learn more here.
Global Inheritance has selected 50 + artists to design the best looking recycling bins on the planet. Learn more here.
Bring back empty recyclables that you can exchange for fresh water, or collect all weekend and redeem for bigger prizes. Learn more here.
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.
Galilee Center is the official donation recipient of Coachella 2020. 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.