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2020 Sustainability Efforts

Carbon Offsets

For the 4th year in a row, Dave & Tim are teaming up with REVERB to neutralize our carbon footprint in Mexico. We’re calculating every flight (including artist and staff travel), as well as the power used in resort rooms and throughout the venue. As part of REVERB’s unCHANGEit climate campaign, Dave Matthews & Tim Reynolds Riviera Maya has committed to fund regional projects which directly eliminate greenhouse gas from the air. Past projects include reforestry programs in the states of Tabasco, Nayarit, and Chiapas, Mexico in addition to the Eurus Wind Farm in Oaxaca, Mexico.

These efforts are compounded by CID Presents and the Moon Palace’s commitment to minimizing their impact on the Yucatan Peninsula and its precious ecosystem, which is detailed below.

Venue Initiatives

CID Presents believes climate change is an issue all fans, attendees and staff have a responsibility to address. As an industry-leading live event producer, we’ve set ambitious targets to reduce our carbon footprint with the ultimate goal of producing zero waste events. In addition to several large-scale prevention strategies, we’ve launched a number of exciting greening initiatives within the venue this year, including a plastic straw ban during the event, water refill stations, waste diversion and more.

Compostable plates, cups, cutlery and napkins are being utilized for food and beverages in addition to trash in the venue getting sorted post-event and diverted from landfill. Water Refill stations are also available inside the venue in an effort to eliminate the need for single-use plastic bottles. We recommend bringing your own water bottle down to Mexico with you!

Resort Initiatives

The Moon Palace’s commitment to preserving the Riviera Cancún region is truly inspiring. 90% of the resort’s energy is produced by a third party which uses carbon credits to support clean energy. Additionally, all rooms in Moon Palace and The Grand are equipped with sensors that optimize energy saving. Complimentary bike rentals are also offered throughout the property which provide guests with a carbon-free transportation option during their stay.

Each month more than 150 tons of organic waste is composted at the resort and used in gardening activities, golf course maintenance and ornamental plant production. Nearly 3,000 litres of biodiesel fuel is also produced at the Moon Palace on a monthly basis using burned oil from its kitchens. This fuel helps power the tractors as well as various maintenance vehicles.

The Moon Palace is currently preserving 325 acres of protected lands. This mangrove area plays a key role in carbon sequestration and functions as a habitat for species that are categorized as being “at-risk” by the Mexican government. The resort has also protected 9.3 km of beach in Quintana Roo and Benito Juárez for sea turtle conservation. To date, over 1.7 million turtle hatchlings have been released into the wild, the most abundant being the white turtle (Chelonia mydas).

Sustainability Stewards

CID Presents and Moon Palace Cancún have been recognized by Oceanic Global as Sustainability Stewards. This certification was awarded after review of the efforts taken within the Dave Matthews & Tim Reynolds Riviera Maya 2020 concert venue. Oceanic Global and our partners at Reverb are committed to assisting CID Presents, as well as Dave Matthews & Tim Reynolds, in the reduction of single-use plastics with the ultimate goal of eventually producing plastic free events.