Billie Eilish: She gets the eco-award for her sustainable concerts

Billie Eilish
For her sustainable concerts she gets an eco-award

Billie Eilish tours green.

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As a voice for climate protection and as a representative of sustainable tours: Billie Eilish receives the first Amplifier Award.

Billie Eilish (21) wins an award for her efforts in sustainable touring. Universal Music and Reverb honored the singer with the Amplifier Award. The record label and non-profit organization that promotes sustainability in the concert business, awarded the prize on Sunday at the Grammy Awards in Los Angeles for the first time.

The initiative aims to recognize “the best examples of commitment and achievement of measurable steps to reduce their environmental footprint”. “Supporting charitable causes through direct fan engagement at shows, online and beyond” is to be encouraged.

Billie Eilish fulfilled these criteria for the award’s donors. “Eilish used her platform to support and raise awareness of the work of non-profit organizations around the world while engaging her fans and the music industry in meaningful climate action,” the statement reads.

“I can always do more”

After joking about the heavy trophy (“Heavy as Shit”), Billie Eilish thanked her parents. Above all, her mother Maggie Baird (63) is considered the driving force behind her daughter’s green tours.

“I’m doing what I can,” said Billie Eilish, “but I know I can always do more.” She is annoyed by colleagues in the industry who do not care about sustainability. Finally, she encouraged the guests of the gala to try to use resources responsibly. Everyone in this room and each of us can do our part, and I know a lot of them have some money in their pockets,” she said, laughing, “so maybe use it for good things, not stupid things.”

Billie Eilish already has the in 2021 Honorary award of the German Sustainability Award won, “as a figurehead of a generation that demands more climate protection and a more sustainable world”. The singer regularly advertises publicly for climate protection. On her tours, she avoids plastic as much as possible.


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