PROMOTER

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SUSTAINABILITY

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Make environmental sustainability a priority in your business and put in place a public environmental policy and action plan with a net zero target. Nominate someone on your team who is responsible for greening your activity. Guidelines to writing an environmental policy and action plan

SPONSORS AND SUPPLIERS

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Speak to your partners, sponsors, and suppliers about how they can support your targets and aims, and put in place environmental conditions in contracts, with partners, and your procurement policy.

ARTISTS

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Speak to visiting artists about the climate and ecological emergency, what you’re doing, and how they can take action. See artist section.

FANS

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Speak to fans about the climate and ecological emergency and support environmental campaigns and events.

DONATE

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Build a donation to an environmental cause into your ticket price or guestlist donation.

ENERGY

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Switch to 100% renewable electricity for your office, and encourage your staff, artists, and partners to do the same.
Switchit
can tell you how green your current provider is and suggest alternatives.

Find out more: Renewable Electricity Factsheet. Get a quote from Good Energy / Ecotricity

ETHICAL PENSIONS

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  • Divest your pension fund from fossil fuels

Look to switch to an ethical pension fund with a focus on green investment, and/or lobby your pension provider to create a more climate-proof pension plan.

For Pension Divestment https://makemymoneymatter.co.uk/

GOVERNMENT

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Write to government representatives at DCMS, BEIS, and your local MPs about the actions you’re taking and your support for more ambitious climate policy.

BANKING

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Ask your bank about their ethical lending and investment policy and pressure them to improve it. If you can, switch your business banking to an ethical bank that doesn’t invest in carbon intensive fossil fuels. Consider investing in renewable energy projects.

Switchit can tell you how green your current bank is and suggest alternatives.

For example, FEAT in Australia is a fund that works with artists to make investments into renewable energy projects – let’s talk about setting up something similar in the UK!

OFFSETTING

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Offset or balance your air and other travel. You can buy carbon offsets (look forGold Standard accredited projects), or donate an equivalent amount to a climate justice cause. Offsetting or donating is not the same as reducing your impacts, and it shouldn’t be the only thing you do.

TRAVEL

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Encourage audiences to take public transport. Download the ecolibrium: Sustainable Travel Guide for Festivals and Events. Ensure information on how to get to the festival by coach, train, bicycle, or car-sharing is readily available, and put in place incentives where possible. Give audiences (and suppliers, crew, and artists) the option to balance their travel miles with the Ecolibrium Travel Carbon Calculator app designed to help everyone in the industry from artists to managers, event professionals and freelancers make a significant difference to the carbon footprint of their work by reducing the carbon emissions from travel and balancing unavoidable emissions though their climate solutions programmes (Energy Revolution - Renewable energy projects AND/OR Trees+- tree planting, rainforest protection & ecosystem regeneration)