Earth Month kicks off with AY Young’s Battery Tour

AY Young performing Published March 15, 2024

Celebrate Earth Month this April at a music concert powered exclusively by renewable energy with AY Young’s Battery Tour on April 4 at College of Lake County (CLC). Tickets are available now at

Young is a singer, songwriter, activist and entrepreneur who uses his music to support global communities without access to electricity, model sustainability in his industry and inspire global action. He's the founder and CEO of Battery Tour and a UN Youth Ambassador. Over the past 10 years, he has performed over 900 concerts internationally and has opened for artists like Wiz Khalifa, Shaggy, T-Pain, Flo-Rida, Timeflies, Wycelf Jean, Janelle Monae, The Roots, Matiyahu, Borgeous, Flux Pavilion, Lindsey Stirling, Vic Mensa, Porter Robinson, Odesza and Michael Franti.

The Battery Tour is a renewable-energy powered concert series that raises money through donations to promote, develop and deploy sustainable solutions and solar powered boxes for villages that do not have reliable access to electricity. It builds communities and inspires people to positively impact the world and build a better, more sustainable future together. Young has performed his music around the world, using renewable energy sourced from solar and battery power.

“AY’s music and message is very positive and filled with hope,” Sustainability Manager Michelle Titterton said. “He really connects to a younger audience. He is an ideal performer to energize our student body and community about sustainability.”

CLC also has other public events planned to celebrate Earth Month. These events include:

  • April 1-30: Ginny Kreuger’s art exhibit Treasured: Celebrating the Sustainable Vision of our Spring Landscape, in the Esper Peterson Reading Room Art Gallery at the Grayslake Campus
  • April 17: Sustainability Talks: Insects, their Edible History by Gina Hunter, PhD, 2-3:30 p.m. on Zoom. Sign up at
  • May 1: Sustainability Talks: Siemen’s Talk on Sustainability by Brittany Jordan, 2-3 p.m. on Zoom. Sign up at