Juggling single parenthood, a deep commitment to environmental causes and a prolific career as a rockin’ songstress hasn’t slowed Sheryl Crow down…in fact it only seems to have inspired her to keep reaching for the stars. Mother to adoptive sons Wyatt Steven and Levi James, the 48 year old is releasing her seventh soulfully-tinged studio album on July 20th, entitled 100 Miles From Memphis.
In honor of the multi-Grammy Award winner’s latest musical effort, we thought we’d highlight the many ways in which Crow’s concert tours are green with a serious side of Momma Nature:
- Sheryl is a founding member of the Green Music Group, which rallies the music community to take action on behalf of the environment.
- The overall carbon footprint of her tour — from air flights and local transportation to concert energy consumption – is calculated and neutralized by supporting renewable energy sources.
- The carbon footprint of Crow’s touring vehicles is kept in check by fueling them with B20 biodiesel
- A comprehensive recycling/waste reduction system has been implemented backstage and on her touring vehicles.
- The catered food provided backstage is organic, locally sourced and packaged in biodegradable/compostable containers rather than disposable petroleum-based plastics or paper products.
- Water stations with reusable water bottles have replaced one-time-use PET plastic bottles for the crew members and band.
- Crow’s tour buses are cleaned with non-toxic supplies and bathrooms are furnished with post-consumer recycled bathroom tissue.
- Concert programs printed on eco-friendly, Forest Stewardship Council paper using soy ink.
- All of Sheryl’s concerts feature a Reverb Eco-Village offering attendees the opportunity to meet with local non-profit groups and access an on-line carpooling service.
Phew — she’s not messing around! Check out her recent Green Music Group ad below and hopefully you’ll be inspired to continue supporting artists that turn their time in front of the spotlight into something that truly benefits far more than just their bottom line.