Millions of people flock to concerts and festivals during summers, when warm days and cool nights can be spent enjoying live music. But experts say these shows can harm the planet. Concertgoers and performers’ travel, along with the energy venues use to power performances, often require burning fossil fuels that generate greenhouse gas emissions.
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As Concert Tours Heat the Planet, Artists Try to Cut Carbon Emissions
Musicians and nonprofits collaborate to make tours environmentally friendly
A growing number of artists are pledging to make their tours more environmentally friendly as they take that toll into account. Singers and bands often work with nonprofit organizations and venues where they perform to make sure events can, in various ways, reduce the industry’s carbon footprint.