“Tour” may be a Four-Letter Word, but “green” is an even more important term for Jason Mraz. The artist wants to leave a positive stamp on the places he’s been on his latest tour, and he’s doing it in the best way possible– by planting trees and “greening” up the cities he hits.
While Mraz is leaving his mark on cities everywhere, the tour itself won’t be leaving much impact on the environment. The singer and outspoken environmentalist took to Instagram with a photo explaining how “Tour is a Four-Letter Word” is as green as can be… not only are their trucks and busses running on BioDiesel fuel, but the catering includes reusable and compostable products, and each gig even features an “Eco-Village,” where fans can go to learn and take part in envrionmental action in their area.
Earlier this year Mraz told Billboard that he followed an equation when coordinating the tree plantings, to guarantee the new saplings would offset the minimal carbon emissions his travels have generated. Since then, he’s also launched TreeIsAFourLetterWord.org, a website filled with tips for environmentally conscious living and a text-based donation program that lets fans donate $5 to plant a tree in Jason’s “Virtual Forest,” which provides funding for very real environmental organizations around the world.
Mraz has been bringing the Green with him everywhere he goes on his current tour… check out this amazing video from his tour stop in Singapore earlier this Summer:
The singer is on his way to the East Coast this August along with Christina Perri, with plans to plant trees in Boston and Hartford when he stops in each town… Want to win a chance to join Jason when he plants trees at a local school in Hartford?
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