in north Minneapolis, organized by The Nature Conservancy and partners
A community tree-planting in north Minneapolis, organized by The Nature Conservancy and partners © Caroline Yang


Dave Matthews Band Summer Tour 2020 Partners with The Nature Conservancy to Plant a Million Trees

Earlier today, the Dave Matthews Band Summer Tour 2020 announced its North America stops along with a commitment to help plant one million trees with The Nature Conservancy’s Plant a Billion Trees program.  Concertgoers will also have the opportunity to support the effort with an optional $2 contribution per ticket sold to plant a tree.  The trees will be planted around the world in the U.S., Mexico, Brazil, Colombia, China, and Africa. 

In response to today’s announcement, David Banks, TNC’s interim Chief Conservation Officer, issued the following statement:

“We know that trees provide so many benefits, from clean air and fresh drinking water, to curbing the effects of climate change, to providing homes for thousands of species of plants and animals.  As a Dave Matthews Band fan for more than a decade, I’m thrilled they’re bringing attention to this important issue.  The band, and their fans, recognize that nature has the power to help solve some of the world’s biggest challenges.  We’re honored to have their support for this effort.”

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