If you have ever attended the Coachella Music & Arts festival, chances are you probably participated in a Global Inheritance program. Maybe you won Coachella passes for life by carpooling with friends or fed recyclable bottles to a 40 ft robotic t-rex or even drank purified wastewater at the Oasis Water Bar.

For over a decade, the organization has developed environmental + educational programs like these to empower festival attendees and bring attention to global issues. From playground-powered DJ mixers and fortune-telling polar bears to redesigned recycling bins and Saving Nature arcades, Global Inheritance strives year after year to raise the bar in inspirational and thought-provoking experiences. The initiatives are a joint effort between the nonprofit and the music festival to both inspire individuals as well as reduce the event’s environmental impact.

Global Inheritance x Coachella Programs 2016


Carpoolchella offers all attendees the opportunity to ride with friends and win! Secret Spotters reward lucky carpoolers with backstage passes, festival experiences, festival merchandise or possible the best prize in the world – VIP Coachella passes for life! Many carpoolers tag or redesign their cars to promote carpooling and help get spotted. Thanks for doing your part to reduce traffic and congestion.

TRASHed Art of Recycling

Thanks to the talent and skill of more than 50 artists, recycling bins got their own VIP upgrade at Coachella. This dual art exhibit and recycling program has captured the eyes and hearts of hundreds of thousands of festival attendees for over a decade. 2017 was no different, with a vibrant collection decorating the festival grounds. TRASHed bins are donated to schools after the festival. Email us to nominate a school!

10 For 1 / Recycling Store

A clean festival is a happy festival. Coachella attendees in the main venue and camping traded in bottles + cans for upgrades, exclusive merchandise, festival experiences, food vouchers, refillable water bottles + more. Recyclers were entered into a raffle to win 2018 Coachella VIP passes – huge congrats to this year’s winners – Noah Jones (Weekend One) + Kyle Dupriest (Weekend Two).

Energy Playground

Remember when an Energy Seesaw saved your (battery) life. The best seat in town offered people an extra bar on the phone while providing a little exercise for those looking to stay fit!

Saving Nature Claw Machine

Saving Nature Claw Machine makes it’s debut! at Coachella 2017! This brand new initiative educated thousands of Coachella attendees  on the challenges the animal kingdom faces and what they can do to make a difference. Attendees interacted with our animal experts, answered questions about their spirit animal and took a Saving Nature photo. After earning their stripes, attendees controlled the claw machine to save endangered elephants, rhinos, polar bears, mountain gorillas, leopards, tigers, and other animals to win pass upgrades, Saving Nature prizes plus more!


Polar Bear Dating Game

Polar Bear Dating returned to the Camping area for the 2nd year at the festival. Coachella campers leveraged their wit, charm and best dance moves, then answered questions on how they’d protect the polar bear, reduce climate change, and the perfect polar bear date…all in hopes of scoring the coolest date in the desert. Each Thursday night, one lucky festival attendee sped away with Ursus the Polar Bear towards the ferris wheel on a romantic golf cart ride into the festival. Winners scored themselves an exclusive look at the festival, a private photoshoot and two Guest Passes for the whole weekend!

For additional info and/or to get involved, email

Volunteer For Global Inheritance at Coachella 2017 + Other Future Events

Global Inheritance is looking for forward-thinking, motivated, and bright individuals to help us at upcoming festivals + events!

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