International folk music stars join forces with Ireland’s Leave No Trace

German group, Milky Chance, supports work of Leave No Trace on a trip to the Phoenix Park during their Irish stage of their global tour

Award winning German folk group, Milky Chance, partnered with leading environmental organisation, Leave No Trace Ireland, on the Dublin leg of their global tour.

The band is on a mission to become sustainable in all its activities, and want to take “a proactive stand towards the environmental emergency”, believing “the best way to bring about the change that the world so desperately needs is by changing ourselves first. We aim to learn how to improve and spread the word”.

On February 2nd, 2020, the band met Leave No Trace Ireland Trainers at the Phoenix Park as well as members of the Office of Public Works, Wildlife Rangers and heritage experts. They learned of how simple measures taken by people can help protect the environment, and this message was brought to their thousands of fans through social media.

“Litter, interference with wildlife, water pollution, fires, over-crowding, soil impacts all have a huge, long-term, negative impact on our environment,” Leave No Trace Ireland CEO, Maura Kiely.

“Raising public awareness is very important when it comes to reducing these impacts which we see in our parks daily.

The Leave No Trace Ireland programme is delighted that Milky Chance is using their influence to bring attention to not only the issue of these environmental impacts but also the incredible work being done by Leave No Trace Ireland and all its members.

Visiting the Phoenix Park with the Office of Public Works, the band, along with Leave No Trace Ireland, were also able to showcase positive changes that everyone can make to lessen the damage of litter in the environment through an interactive workshop with Leave No Trace Trainer, Ellie Berry.

“We hope our new sustainability campaign Milky Change can help raise more awareness around one of the greatest environmental challenges of our time,” said Sustainability Manager of Milky Chance, Makii, in a recent press release. “Through our global tour we will work with Leave No Trace to learn about the issues here in Ireland and what small changes we can make to help prevent further problems. Our environmental problems are growing, and it is not the legacy we want our generation to be remembered for.”

To learn more about how you can get involved in Leave No Trace, visit