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.
To help reduce travel emissions, together with Global Inheritance, we created Carpoolchella to reward attendees who travel together in their car.
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!
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 during the festivals by substituting aluminum kageing for all beverages sold inside the venue adn camping.
We are doubling the amount of spickets in venue and camping.
Outside of recyclable cups, all food vendors are required to use compostable serviceware including plates, cups, and utensils.
We donate food from catering areas and food vendors and items left by campers to local desert organizations, Coachella Valley Rescue Mission and Galilee Center. In 2022, we donated a total of 28 tons* of food and materials.
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 2022, they helped us divert 141 tons* of mixed recycling and 86 tons* of compost.
* Data accounts for Coachella & Stagecoach
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 offer people the chance to get the blood flowing and burn a few calories!
An interactive poster design studio, the POSTed Studio generates crowd-sourced concept art for posters that advocate for solutions to major challenges facing the planet. Coachella attendees create and submit concepts which are then curated and provided to professional artists as inspiration for the fully-realized poster artwork. The resulting collection of POSTed Editions are freely available online for download, and shared across the festival, artists, and Global Inheritance’s social platforms.
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.
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.
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 2022 photo gallery
Join the Global Inheritance team this Coachella and help bring sustainability initiatives to life! Global Inheritance will be activating fan-favorites this year including: POSTed Studio + Speaker Stage, Carpoolchella, Art of Recycling, Energy Playground, Speaker stage, 10 for 1/Recycling Store and more! Information on these programs can be found at www.globalinheritance.org
Volunteers must be 18+, passionate about sustainability, have previous event production experience, be highly motivated and bring high energy to the event. Volunteers will need to provide their own transportation to Indio, CA, to arrive early Thursday morning and must be able to stay through Monday mid-morning of the festival weekend that they are working. Festival pass, camping space in the staff area, and most meals during the weekend will be provided. Submit an application here. Selected candidates will be contacted for a virtual interview. Spots are filling up fast. Apply today before it’s too late!
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.