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.

Over the past 11 years, 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.

TRASHed x Coachella

TRASHed Coachella 2016 
Celebrating 12 Years of The Art Of Recycling

Are you ready for the main stage at the Empire Polo Fields? Do you have mind-blowing skills to redesign a recycling bin into an artistic masterpiece? Can you inspire millions to rethink trash and start recycling? If you’ve answered yes to all these questions, seize the moment and submit your artwork today!

Submit your work for the TRASHed Art of Recycling program, and you might be one of 40+ lucky artists selected to redesign a 65-gallon recycling bin to grace the grounds of Coachella 2016. In return for your skills and talent, you’ll receive a VIP pass for Weekend 2 of the festival.

Whether you’re world famous or simply grandma’s favorite, TRASHed is the perfect way to exhibit your art and help keep the Polo Fields free of rogue bottles and cans. Deadline to submit is February 14.

Past Global Inheritance x Coachella Programs


Start drafting your Carpoolchella designs and rounding up your squad. Carpool to the festival, ride with 4 or more friends, and win Coachella tickets for life plus other amazing prizes.

TRASHed Art of Recycling

Pull your TRASHed Art of Recycling concepts together, submit and possibly win one of 35 festival passes to see your redesigned bin on the polo grounds.

10 For 1 / Recycling Store

Keep the festival grounds free of rogue bottles/cans and get rewarded for your efforts. The Recycling Store offers everyone the opportunity to score Coachella merchandise and experiences – in exchange for recyclables collected onsite.

Poltar the Great

The all-knowing polar bear, will look into the future and read your fortune. Are you trading in your Escalade for an electric car? Will you find romance in camping? Will you ever see a glacier in your lifetime? Poltar knows and tells all about life, love, and the environment.

Energy Playground

Power up your phone on the Playground. Relive your childhood and unplug yourself from the grid.

Recyclosaurus Rex

Stop by and provide a plastic or aluminum offering to Recyclosaurus Rex. Save a bottle, receive protection, and don’t get too close.

For additional info and/or to get involved, email

Volunteer For Global Inheritance In 2015

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

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