CLIF GreenNotes has a 10+year history as a catalyst for environmental justice.


Three Pin Records & Garrett Brennan’s Keep It Simple Tour

Launched CLIF GreenNotes with Garrett Brennan by launching a carbon neutral status for his “Little Cottonwood” album.


Tour Greening

Partnered with Ben Kweller, Michael Franti, John Butler Trio, Stephen Kellogg and the Sixers, The Duhks to reduce the environmental footprint of their tours,


Protect The Places We Play: Benefit Album

Released the Protect The Places We Play benefit album with Martin Sexton, the John Butler Trio, Michael Franti, Brett Dennen, Missy Higgins, Gomez, Mason Jennings and more. Every album purchase supported Leave No Trace, Sierra Club, Surfrider Foundation, and the National Environmental Education Foundation.

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Protect The Places We Play: Missy Higgins performance

Volunteers who participated in a day of environmental action at Revere Beach in Massachusetts were invited to a private concert by Missy Higgins.


Parkwide Cleanup and Concert Event: Yosemite National Park

After a highly successful first year cleanup event, we hosted another event at Yosemite National Park. Volunteers were invited to a private concert in the park with Josh Ritter, Missy Higgins and Sam Roberts Band.


CLIF GreenNotes Grant: The Stone Foxes

Organized a tour of homeless shelters where The Stone Foxes performed “Goodnight Moon” with residents. The tour culminated in a music video featuring musicians from 11 different organizations across 9 states.


SXSW Showcase

Partnered with Noisetrade to host a 3-day showcase with 33 bands like Jukebox The Ghost, Colony House, Magic Giant, Gill Landry, Doomtree and The Family Crest.


CLIF GreenNotes Grant: Toad The Wet Sprocket

Activated Toad The Wet Sprocket’s fans with environmental nonprofits on their U.S. tour.


Pitchfork Greening & Virtual EcoVillage

Partnered with Pitchfork Music Festival to introduce hydration stations to encourage fans to use reusable water bottles, set up valet bike parking, and provided fans  upcycled vinyl records from GreenNotes artists in the Re-Sound Lounge. We also launched a Virtual EcoVillage to highlight 16 nonprofit organizations working towards environmental protection and youth empowerment,


CLIF GreenNotes Grant: Marian Hill

Created a campaign with Marian Hill to help fans better understand climate change facts with The Nature Conservancy. By sharing your own video about #ClimateChangeFacts, you were entered to meet & greet the band or win concert tickets.


Frontside Sessions: Magic Giant, Ron Pope, and OK Go

Launched a music series to make environmental change a reality at the voting booth. We asked fans to take action with Protect Our Winters, Breathe Utah, and Rock The Vote in order to gain access to an exclusive concert experience inside of a ski lift tram above the slopes in Salt Lake City, Utah.


Source2Sea: Ending Plastic Pollution from Riverways to Oceans

Raised over $8,000 at Source2Sea, a benefit concert for Surfrider Foundation and Living Lands & Waters. These non-profits are actively working to clean our rivers, waterways, and oceans from single-use plastics.


Playing From Home: 924 Gilman

Partnered with 924 Gilman to produce a livestream music festival to prevent the legendary DIY venue from closing. Over $30k was crowdfunded during the event.


Tour Greening for Gomez and Hot Buttered Rum

“We’re really excited to have the opportunity to partner with Clif Bar to bring this program to life,” says Gomez vocalist Tom Gray. “It’s 50 percent about what we’re doing and 50 percent about encouraging our fans to consider their own environmental footprint and to take small steps to reduce it. It’s one thing for a band to do something it is another for a fan to say, ‘Yeah, I want to know how I can do something.’”


Xavier Rudd “Better People” Campaign and Tour Greening

Greened Xavier Rudd’s U.S. tour and launched the Better People Campaign, We also profiled people doing good and invited fans to take environmental action at the concerts.

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Protect The Places We Play: Josh Ritter performance

Volunteers who participated in a day of environmental action at Yosemite National Park were invited to a private concert performance by Josh Ritter.


Protect The Places We Play: Ben Kweller performance

Volunteers who participated in a day of environmental action at Zilker Park in Austin, Texas in were invited to a private concert in the park with Ben Kweller.


CLIF GreenNotes Grant: Dessa

Partnered with Dessa on her Parts of Speech Tour to raise awareness on food systems and sustainable agriculture. We captured her journey to eat one locally sourced meal each day on the road – a way bigger challenge than anticipated. Most notably, Dessa interviewed Michael Pollan, author of The Omnivore’s Dilemma, while on the tour.

CLIF GreenNotes Grant: Astronautalis

Hosted a benefit concert with Astronautalis. at The Food Group, a non-profit organization creating healthy food access in Minnesota.


CLIF GreenNotes Grant: SOJA

Partnered with SOJA to reduce plastic, offset their emissions, engage fans and rethink what it means to green a tour. We captured their sustainable efforts on the road. The band ended up saving over 5,000 single-use water bottles from the landfill by using reusables.


CLIF GreenNotes Grant: River Whyless

Developed a music video for the River Whyless song, Hold Me To Ya.” The video was used to raise funds for the Seedskadee National Wildlife Refuge.


Air+Style Festival Greening

Developed a greening strategies for Air+Styles festival’s unique setting and needs for artificial snow, restored 700,000 gallons of freshwater and organized an offset for 500,000 gallons of water.


TreePeople Event with Shaun White

Planted trees and supported trail maintenance at the Coldwater Canyon Park in Los Angeles, CA with volunteers who were recruited Air+Style Festival.


Firefly Festival Greening

Activated attendees with a photobooth that simulated the effects of a ‘business-as-usual’ climate change scenario on festival grounds, reduced the environmental footprint of the festival, arranged for 9,500 pounds of food to be donated to a local food bank.


Tour Greening: Louis The Child, SOJA, Nahko & Medicine for the People and 5 U.S. artist Tours

Prevented 155,806 single-use water bottles from entering the waste stream by providing 8 U.S. tours reusables . These bands are SOJA, Magic Giant, Slenderbodies, FKJ, Naked Giants, Nahko & Medicine for the People, The Faint, and Louis The Child.


Playing From Home: Julien Baker, Nahko, Trevor Hall, Austin of Magic Giant

Produced a livestream music series to raise funds for those impacted negatively by COVID-19 in the music industry. In total, $18k was raised for MusicCares and the Sweet Relief Musicians Fund and over 30,000 fans tuned in.