Musicians who have greened up their tours

Nathan Sing, CNN

Updated 0938 GMT (1738 HKT) February 3, 2020
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18-year-old superstar Billie Eilish is "greening" her upcoming "Where Do We Go?" world tour, making it more environmentally friendly. She's one of a growing number of musicians who are making their tours more sustainable. Scott Dudelson/Getty Images
Many artists are working with US non-profit Reverb, which works to reduce the environmental impact of their tours. On their 2018 summer tour, Dave Matthews Band set up "Eco Villages" with Reverb at the venues to educate concertgoers on sustainability, and wildlife conservation in Africa. Wagner Meier / Stringer / Getty Images
Canadian rapper Drake has implemented environmentally friendly changes to his tours, which include selling merchandise made from sustainable materials, choosing biodegradable catering supplies and running his tour bus on biodiesel. Christopher Polk/Getty Images North America
Adam Gardner, the co-founder of Reverb, is also a guitarist and vocalist for rock band Guster. Photo by Justin Goodhart
Bonnie Raitt is considered to be the godmother of green touring, according to Gardner. She has played concerts to raise awareness of environmental movements since the 1970s. Cindy Ord/Getty Images North America
At each stop on the North American leg of his tour, singer Harry Styles collaborated with Reverb to include an Action Village that spotlighted local non-profit organizations and educated fans on sustainability. Helene Marie Pambrun/Getty Images Europe
British band Radiohead, led by singer Thom Yorke (pictured), were touring sustainably back in 2008 with their "Carbon Neutral World Tour," where they reduced their own environmental impact after collecting CO2 measurements from their previous tour. Jim Dyson/Getty Images Europe
Neil Young has drawn attention to environmental issues and climate change activism for most of his career spanning five decades, and in 2004 went on tour with 15 vehicles powered by fuel made partially from vegetable and soybean oil. Kevin Winter/Getty Images North America/Getty Images
On his 2019 world tour, Shawn Mendes partnered with Reverb to implement free water refill stations and bring an Eco-Village outside the venue that educated over 35,000 concertgoers on environmental causes. Andrew Toth/Getty Images for Island Records
Pink (stylized as P!nk) partnered with Reverb for 46 shows of her world tour to bring an Action Village that encouraged fans to donate to environmental charities, which resulted in over $70,000 raised. Dave Kotinsky/Getty Images
English band Massive Attack (member Grant "Daddy G" Marshall pictured) announced they are touring Europe by train to reduce their carbon emissions. They also commissioned their own study in partnership with the UK's Tyndall Centre for Climate Change Research to measure the carbon footprint of their tour. DALE DE LA REY/AFP/AFP via Getty Images
Maroon 5, headed by lead vocalist Adam Levine (pictured), has made efforts to reduce the environmental footprint of their tours, including running their buses on biodiesel. Patrick Smith/Getty Images
British folk rock band Mumford & Sons offset the carbon footprint of their 2019 tour, which included the venues' energy use, hotels, flights and truck travel. Bryan Bedder/Getty Images for SiriusXM
Hip-hop group The Roots hosted a Pre-Grammy Jam & Green Carpet Bash in 2007 where they raised awareness about environmental issues and gave away autographed compost bins. Robin Marchant/Getty Images North America
Throughout her career, KT Tunstall has performed at multiple festivals and events that aim to raise awareness of climate change and that support environmental initiatives. Jason Kempin/Getty Images North America
British pop rock band The 1975, headed by lead singer Matt Healy (pictured), are also partnering with Reverb. JOSE JORDAN/AFP/AFP via Getty Images
Fleetwood Mac (vocalist Stevie Nicks pictured) partnered with Reverb to engage fans on environmental issues throughout their world tour in 2018 and reduce the band's environmental footprint. Gaye Gerard/Getty Images
Over the last two decades, Pearl Jam (lead singer Eddie Vedder pictured) say they have commissioned scientists to calculate the carbon footprint from each of their tours and have donated to environmental initiatives to offset their emissions. Mike Coppola/Getty Images North America
Since 2005, singer and environmental activist Jack Johnson has partnered with Reverb on greening strategies to make his tours more environmentally sustainable and encourage his supporters to take positive action for the environment. VALERY HACHE/AFP
According to Reverb, Sheryl Crow neutralized nearly 1.5 million pounds of greenhouse gases on her 2010 tour by powering her tour bus with biodiesel fuel and ensuring her catering was both compostable and biodegradable. Kevin Winter/Getty Images North America