Why me and why green?
Concert Promoters have a major role to play in greening the music industry. Many of the decisions they make can stimulate or inhibit environmentally sustainable goods and services for the sector.
Implementing more environmentally sustainable venue management often results in financial savings as costs associated with waste and inefficiencies are reduced.
Click the sections below for information, tools and resources that will make it simple for you to start reducing your environmental impact at little or no cost!
What's the impact?
In the order of 75 million tickets are sold annually, 90% are concert tickets and 8% are music festivals. There are ~2,200 venues in the UK regularly playing live music and almost 500 festivals annually. A music venue with a capacity of 2,000 people is likely to produce over 400 t CO2e per year.
Live music including audience travel account for three-quarters (~75%) of the UK music industry’s greenhouse gas emissions with the recorded music sector accounting for a quarter (~25%) of GHG emissions.
JB has calculated that the music, theatre and visual arts industries could save £370 million over the next 5 years (£260 million of this in the commercial sector) simply through energy efficiency measures in buildings.
Over 66 venues are using JB IG tools, 110 venues are using SMEasure and in 2011 10 achieved IG awards, including The Sage Gateshead, Wembley Arena, O2 Apollo Manchester, Southampton Guildhall, Wembley Stadium and Cardiff International Arena.
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