Step Into The Spotlight Sheryl Crow…
|15 August 2010|
Cheryl Crow, I have four of her albums…sigh. If there is one rock celebrity certainly doing her bit for the environment, Cheryl is, by making some serious inroads in to the huge carbon footprint that bands tours can make on the road.
With 19 backstage recycling bins, drinking only locally sourced spring water, reusable dishware, no-idling policies, using only B20 bio-diesel in tour vehicles, sourcing only local and organic produce which must be packaged in biodegradable/compostable containers rather than disposable petroleum-based plastics or paper products.
The tour also boasts using only energy efficient light bulbs and recycled paper products. The tour uses a recycling /waste reduction system on both the touring buses and in the touring vehicles and when the busses get grubby they clean them with non-toxic supplies.
All of her concerts have a Reverb Eco village which offers people the opportunity to meet with local non-profit groups and access to an on-line carpooling service. In fact the whole tours carbon footprint from local transportation to air flights etc has been calculated and carbon offset by supporting renewable energy sources.
And all of Sheryl’s concert programmes are printed on Forest Stewardship Council Eco Friendly paper using soy ink. And just in case you didn’t know Sheryl is also one of the founding members of the Green Music Group, who work within the music community to take action on behalf of the environment. I have no idea what kind of mobile phone she uses but I am sure that it is like to be a planet friendly mobile phone...