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, limited edition merchandise or possible the best prize in the world- VIP Coachella passes for life!

TRASHed Art of Recycling

Recycling at the festival has never been easier, or more colorful. Over 50 bins transformed into eye-catching pieces of art graced the polo fields. These redesigned bins will be gifted to schools this Fall to help launch recycling programs in Southern California. If you’re interested in receiving bins, please email us at

10 For 1 / Recycling Store

A clean festival is a happy festival. Coachella attendees traded in bottles + cans for upgrades, exclusive merchandise, ferris wheel rides, food vouchers refillable water bottles+ more. Recyclers were entered into a raffle to win 2017 Coachella VIP passes – huge congrats to this year’s winners – Mellisa Parnia (Weekend One) + Melissa Dipletro (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!

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.

Polar Bear Dating Game

Answering questions on life, love and climate change, Coachella campers leveraged their wit, charm and best dance moves to win a hot date with the coolest polar bear in town. Each Thursday night, one lucky lady 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, ice cream 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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