The hospitality rider is a document that goes out to the venues where talent will play which makes the demand on what the artists need in regards to food and beverage.
|From going on DJ dates with The Crystal Method, they made the decision to support the green movement by greening their hospitality rider which I helped them prepare. The logic essentially is that by supporting eco-products and the companies that make them builds a new industry standard and forces existing companies to compete by adapting to a new consumer demand.
We, essentially, control the market -let's exercise that power people! We want health not just for ourselves, but for the planet. It's intentional minded methodology.
For the most part the green rider worked great! I could go into how it could work better but they are things we have learned from and it really comes down to educating those around us. People will comply and may want to but they need to understand first … so if they picked "natural" instead of "organic" it was our fault for not explaining the difference. We will correct it the next time around. We are not perfect ourselves but let me tell you this, we try really f$%*ing hard and we are continually striving to do so
We chose Figi as our bottled water of choice on the rider as they claim to offset all their carbon. I can go more into the water problem later when I talk about the mugs … we are open to ideas on this "problem" / if there are recommendations to a better water company. Personally I think bottled water is atrocious and a scam in comparison to people pushing for public water trusts such as FoodandWaterWatch.org
Mainly organic foods and fresh cut veggies. Still heavily packaged in plastic. Plastic seems so hard to avoid …
One of the organic beers we got
Wines made with Organic Grapes: New Organic Energy Drink: Absolut …they couldn't find an organic vodka so we got this.
Green Rider food arrives. Darn, forgot to tell them we are anit-plastic bags!
Check out the movie I made here: http://animoto.com/play/Qc3z0xgkyOhCkQpZNwgqmw