Happy Holidays & All At Once Sustainability Awards Announced

December 19, 2014
Happy Holidays & All At Once Sustainability Awards Announced

Jack promoting #MyCupAndMe Campaign at the SB Bowl (photo: Kizzy O’Neal), Amos Lee & Jack playing live at Nikon at Jones Beach (photo: K. Johnson), Jack checking out the solar panels at Merriweather Post Pavillion (photo: Brittany Pearce)

It’s been a great year. Thanks to all of you for an excellent From Here To Now To You Tour and for all the support you have shown us throughout the year.

As the year comes to a close we wanted to take this time to once again thank everyone who came out to enjoy the shows! We would also like to recognize some of the outstanding venues and promoters we worked with along the way and announce the 2014 All At Once Sustainability Award Winners. Winners were chosen based on excellent existing greening practices as well as improvements and sustainability efforts made leading up to Jack’s show.

The recipients of the All At Once Sustainability Award in the “Green Leader” category, for ongoing excellence in waste reduction and sustainability measures, are the Santa Barbara Bowl in California (Nederlander) and the Merriweather Post Pavilion in Maryland (IMP Presents). As part of Jack’s 2014 shows, the Santa Barbara Bowl launched the innovative new #MyCupAndMe initiative to reduce single-use disposable plastics. Additionally, the Bowl recently implemented an on-site waste sorting and management program and bike valet at every one of their shows. The Merriweather Post Pavilion has a fully integrated composting system on site as well as a solar-panels and a biodiesel fueling station with a pump for tour buses.

Some venues made outstanding efforts leading up to Jack’s concert, working with our greening crew to improve sustainability practices. The All At Once Sustainability Award in the “Emerging Green” category is awarded to Nikon at Jones Beach in New York (Live Nation). Highlights of the environmental initiatives that Live Nation implemented at Jack’s shows at the Nikon at Jones Beach included providing 4,500 non-plastic water bottles which could be recycled on-site, utilizing LED lighting fixtures with occupancy sensors in all backstage rooms, encouraging fans and staff to carpool to the venue, providing special VIP parking to fans arriving in hybrid, electric or TDI vehicles, and donating all remaining food items from backstage and the concession stands to the local Long Island Food Bank.

Honorable mention for sustainability efforts are awarded to Les Schwab Amphitheater in Oregon (Monqui), Greek Theater - Berkeley (Another Planet), Koka Booth Amphitheatre in North Carolina (Outback Concerts), The Saint Augustine Amphitheatre in Florida (AEG/Live Nation), and the Movistar Arena in Santiago, Chile (Lotus Productions). We congratulate these venues, show promoters and their hard-working staff for taking their environmental commitment to the next level!

Jack and his crew took actions to minimize the environmental impact of the tour and engaged fans to join in the fun. Check out our full All At Once 2014 Impact Results and see how an individual action, multiplied by millions creates global change. A big thanks goes out to everyone who volunteered at the shows and to our 2014 All At Once Non-Profit Partners working to promote sustainable local food systems and plastic free initiatives! You can support All At Once Non-Profit Partners in your community by making a donation, becoming a member or signing up to volunteer!