New climate platform "The Climate Gig" enables the music industry to take climate action
Ahead of Earth Day, SkyNRG, CHOOOSE, DGTL Festival, Revolution Foundation and Bye Bye Plastic Foundation announced today they have joined forces and launched a new climate action tool named ‘’The Climate Gig’’.
The tool enables artists, fans and venues to enjoy live music travels in a more sustainable way, by reducing the carbon footprint of travels to and from events with Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF) and/or carbon offsets. Artists and festivals already using the tool include Deer Jade, SHARE, BLOND:ISH and DGTL Festival, with more to be announced.
“When we reached out to artists about this project, we found out most of them were already engaged in more sustainable travel. Agencies already implemented offset programs for their roster and really thought about their journeys. This showed we’re all on the same page and motivated us to join forces and take the next step forward.”, said DGTL Festival’s Artist Handler Jelle Lobbes.
Created by five organisations with a passion for music and sustainability, the tool aims to be the answer to the question ‘’How can we remove the carbon-heavy component of live events, without jeopardising the key consequence: travelling to meet each other and experience music in the flesh?’’. For music fans, The Climate Gig calculates and reduces the carbon footprint of their journey based on their choice of transportation and travel destination. Fans can then pick any mix of SAF and high-standards carbon offsets to lower the footprint associated with that travel. For artists and music venues, The Climate Gig offers even more options. By creating a profile, users can calculate and reduce the carbon footprint of entire events, crew, transportation, accommodation, and more. It is also possible to view detailed order history, access in-depth climate project content, and track the positive climate impact in real-time.DJ and climate activist BLOND:ISH commented, “I love my career & am super grateful for all the places where I get to play & be a voice for change. But travel emissions continue to be a big dilemma for me. I’m a climate activist & I want to remove single-use plastics from the scene, so I really don't feel at ease burning all this fuel to go spread my music. The Climate Gig is a perfect solution for me, & I hope it gets a lot of love in the industry”.
“Sustainable Aviation Fuel, or so-called SAF, plays a key role to decarbonise international aviation. Emissions are immediately reduced by 80% and this is a great way to reduce the impact of music touring,” says Andreas Slettvoll, CHOOOSE Founder and CEO.
Would you like to know more about The Climate Gig?
- The Climate Gig tool enables artists, fans and venues to enjoy live music travels in a more sustainable way.
- The tool enables the use of Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF) to reduce carbon emissions when going to and from live music events.
- The Climate Gig is the third big step in the successful collaboration between SAF pioneer SkyNRG, climate tech company CHOOOSE and DGTL festival, after already having reduced carbon emissions from all artists flying to DGTL Amsterdam with SAF and launching a new climate action tool for DGTL’s fans.
About the Climate Gig
The Climate Gig is powered by DGTL, Revolution Foundation, Bye Bye Plastic Foundation, SkyNRG, and CHOOOSE. Together we are working to make passion for music into action for climate, by bringing a real solution to your musical doorstep.
DGTL is a music festival that started out in Amsterdam, but now also organizes editions in Bengaluru, Santiago, São Paulo, Barcelona, Tel Aviv, and Madrid. DGTL’s goal is to become the first circular, climate-neutral event in the world. Always mindful of our environmental and social impact, we work with enthusiastic partners to spread our message and expand our reach.
About Revolution Foundation
The Revolution Foundation provides sustainable and circular systems for festivals, events, and organizations. We work together closely with events, companies, and governments to design and implement circular blueprints. We believe that this is the best way to introduce the world to a new economic paradigm, in which we distance ourselves from the ‘linear’ (take-make-waste) era.
About Bye Bye Plastic Foundation
Dreamed up and led by Vivie-Ann aka BLOND:ISH as a grassroots movement, Bye Bye Plastic is on track to wipe out single-use plastic in the music industry. Bye Bye Plastic has inspired thousands of DJs and event promoters to back the initiative. We have partnered and consulted with industry giants and led sustainability panels at music conferences.
SkyNRG is a pioneer in Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF), having supplied more than 30 airlines worldwide. It’s our mission to make SAF the global standard for air travel. SkyNRG distributes SAF, guaranteeing sustainability throughout the supply chain. We help to co-fund any price difference compared to fossil jet fuel. We also develop new SAF production facilities to offer a real, sustainable, and affordable alternative to fossil fuels.
CHOOOSE is a leading climate-tech company headquartered in Oslo, Norway. Together with its ecosystem of industry partners and individual supporters, the CHOOOSE platform is accelerating access and adoption of climate solutions across a range of key technologies – from nature-based solutions to carbon removal to Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF).
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