In 2006, Maroon 5 was honored at the Environmental Media Awards; given their commitment to environmental action, this honor came as no surprise. For the past three years Maroon 5 has been touring green with the environmental non-profit Reverb, inspiring millions of fans at shows and online. To date, they've hosted more than 60 non-profit organizations in Reverb's Eco-Village, fueled their buses with 18,000 gallons of biodiesel, reduced the carbon footprint of their tours, and have offset hundreds of thousands of pounds of CO2. Catch a video of their environmental work on tour.
Particularly near and dear to the band is the issue of energy use, and you can often spot Maroon 5 keyboardist Jesse Carmichael talking with unassuming fans before concerts about the benefits of solar power. In teaming up with non-profit movements like Vote Solar, Maroon 5 has given a positive and persuasive voice to personal energy reduction and alternative energy sources.