Rock the Earth Summer Tour 2004, 2012.† Winner of the Rock the Earth Planet Defender Award (2007).
Since 2004, the Barenaked Ladies have been greening their tours, putting an eco-village on the concourse where local green businesses could spread the word to fans, and through ways such as offering up scientific information or selling green energy. It was a success, leading the band to incorporate several green initiatives, such as running tour buses and trucks on B20 biodiesel, using recycled and reusable materials and becoming carbon neutral by offsetting everything else with wind power and tree planting projects. Organic merchandise options, biodegradable food service items, BNL recycled guitar string bracelets, backstage recycling and composting round out the Ladiesí efforts. But they have mentioned plans to create a handbook on touring green for other artists and are hoping the audience will get in on the greening by demanding sustainable options in food and drink at the concerts and reducing their own waste.† RtE had the pleasure of working with the band as part of†the Reverb Green Village / Education Tour.††