Blue Action: Choose a site connected to the grid to avoid using generators.

Blue Action: Purchase carbon offsets to offset your production.


Investigate ways to improve the efficiency of the venue itself. Many guidelines exist listing suggested energy-efficient lighting, HVAC systems, and design. 

Choose renewable energy options to power production where possible. 

Many providers exist for providing renewable energy to festivals and events of growing scales.

Choose energy-efficient production elements such as LED lighting and screens. Limit pyro and high-intensity laser stunts where possible, substitute with strobes (lower energy output) 

LEDs consume only 25-35 percent of the power of gas-discharge strobe and halogen lights. As a result, LED strobe lights have a service life that is 10 times longer.

Event sites:

Choose a site connected to the grid to avoid the use of diesel generators. 

Plan accordingly to optimize energy availability for site set-up

Source renewable energy options to power your site.


Battery Tour helps concerts, festivals and tours meet their energy needs using speaker technology fully powered by wind and solar. They also have bike-pedaled phone chargers, which are a great educational way to engage fans! 


The music group The 1975 announced a commitment to power their next show using sustainable vegetable oil. The gig will use hybrid-powered generators and run on Hydrotreated Vegetable Oil (HVO). The concert will also be paperless, they will use solar panels for additional energy, and food vendors will use a traffic light system to highlight the carbon footprint of each meal sold at the event.