Australian musicians are taking the lead in getting rid of unnecessary and destructive disposable plastic water bottles. These artists have adopted our Green Drinks Rider and become ambassadors for our BYO Bottle campaign.
Green Music Australia is building a musicians’ movement against plastic pollution and we need you to join!
We’re working with artists, venues and festivals to phase out the use of unnecessary and environmentally destructive disposable plastic water bottles. Find out more about our campaign here.
You can become an Artist Ambassador for BYO Bottle by adopting our green drinks rider. It tells venues and festivals that you do not want disposable bottles provided as part of your drinks rider, but you do want jugs, taps or refilling stations made available. By doing that, you not only avoid using them yourself, but you also draw the issue to the attention of the venues and festivals you play at, getting them thinking about alternatives and hopefully encouraging them to take broader action.
Simply cut and paste the text in the right hand column of this page and start using it straight away. Let us know that you’ve done so, and we’ll include your picture and quote on this page.
If you want to go further, you can make reusable bottles part of your mechandise, and promote them with a strong environmental message, like Ash Grunwald has done with his gorgeous bottle. Green Music Australia can advise you and help you with sourcing.
Commit to our green drinks rider
Writing into your drinks rider that you don’t want disposable plastic water bottles is a great way to make a real difference. Here’s one you can copy and paste and start using straight away:
We travel with our own reusable water bottles, in order to cut down on the unnecessary waste and environmental damage caused by disposable bottles.
Please ensure that jugs or refilling stations with cold and room temperature water are made available for us to use.
We encourage you to consider phasing out disposable water bottles across your business and providing free water refilling stations to punters, staff and artists. Green Music Australia is happy to help: firstname.lastname@example.org
Get in touch with us here to let us know you’re using the rider, and we’ll promote and support your involvement as the campaign builds!