Just how serious is Sheryl Crow about practicing what she preaches? The notoriously green musician — who is a founding member of the Green Music Group as well as a supporter of The Humane Society of the United States, a recent National Resources Defense Council honoree and all-around do-gooding activist – has an environmental rider for her current 100 Miles From Memphis tour!
- Reusable water containers/water coolers rather than single use plastic bottles.
- Recycling containers for glass, paper, plastic and aluminum located throughout the concert venue as well as backstage.
- Organic, locally-sourced food served on reusable plates (or biodegradable dishware if necessary) rather than petroleum-based items, and if meals are obtained from a restaurant, Styrofoam must be limited or avoided entirely in favor of planet-friendly alternatives.
- Snacks must include multiple flavors of hummus, chips and salsa, fresh/dried fruit, veggies, nuts and “good quality dark organic chocolate”, the latter of which she asserts is ***VERY IMPORTANT***. Hell to the yeah!
- Eco-suggestions for the concert venue include purchasing sustainable energy credits, installing energy efficient CFLs, refraining from idling vehicles and using chemical-free, planet-friendly cleaning/paper supplies.
- She even offers purchasing suggestions on where specific green products are readily available, such as Target, Whole Foods and Repurpose Compostables.
With seven albums under her belt and an eco-pedigree the size of Texas, Crow is one of those rare artists who feels that no matter your position on global warming, “you still have an obligation to leave this planet better than you found it.” There’s absolutely no question that she’s doing her part and then some.