Blue Action: Promote responsible travel and put the necessary infrastructure in place. For example, EV shuttles between public transportation and events.
Blue Action: Carbon offset talent travel or confirm all talent are local (not taking air transport to attend).
Crew / Staff Travel
There are often ways to minimise emissions from travel, from ride-sharing, to choosing sustainable transport options, to utilising existing public transport infrastructure.
See below for our best practice:
Use production vehicles/vans – rent electric, hybrid or fuel-efficient options.
Encourage crew/staff to walk, cycle or use public transport.
Use carbon neutral courier and transport services.
Offset emissions accumulated after the event.
Attendees Travel Recommendations
- Calculate and offset emissions – can be done before/after an event.
- Promote carpooling – a great way to minimise car use.
- Create a page or platform on your event page for guests to post and arrange carpooling.
- Promote biking.
- Have bike racks available on-site.
- Provide incentives for fans arriving on bikes.
- Raffle / bike lock
- Promote public transportation.
- Signage to promote how to get there
- Emphasize public transport options in the “How to Get Here” section on the event page or website.
- Provide EV shuttle buses to get to the festival from public transportation hubs.
After emissions have been reduced through energy production and travel associated with the event, carbon offsetting can help lower your impact for the remaining emissions produced by the event. View carbon offsetting as a last resort to achieve carbon neutrality and focus on upstream emissions reduction throughout your production.
Carbon offsetting is the process of calculating your carbon emissions and investing a related amount in projects that support the sequestration of carbon out of the atmosphere, such as planting mangroves, seaweed, trees or managing food waste, capturing methane from landfills, and other methods. Carbon calculators can identify your carbon footprint, translate this into a necessary donation amount, and connect you with relevant projects to achieve carbon neutrality.
“Blue carbon” or marine ecosystems like seaweed and kelp forests are up to 20 times more efficient at taking CO2 out of the atmosphere than land-based forests. As such, we recommend investing in blue carbon projects to offset carbon emissions associated with the creation and running of music events.
SeaGrass Grow by The Ocean Foundation is a simple way to calculate your carbon footprint and invest in blue carbon projects!