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unCHANGEit Resources: Venues & Promoters

Venues & Promoters Climate Action

Venues have the power to make every show lighter on the planet. From the most famous arenas to the smallest indie clubs, making changes to your policies and procedures can add up to a significant change for good.

CARBON ELIMINATION

ELIMINATE CARBON EMISSIONS

Fully eliminating greenhouse gas emissions through action and smart choices isn’t yet a reality. But you can neutralize what you can’t eliminate  – or even be CLIMATE POSITIVE – by funding greenhouse gas fighting projects around the world.

Also known as offsetting, you can directly eliminate an amount of carbon equivalent to your emissions through funding important global projects. By calculating things like energy usage and source, travel, and other key emissions generators, you can eliminate your footprint to achieve neutrality.

Or go beyond being neutral! Eliminate more than your footprint to achieve climate positivity.

QUALITY MATTERS

Did you know not all offsets are the same? When it comes to offsets quality, effectiveness, price, and certifications can vary widely. It’s important to choose the best and most impactful offsets to ensure the best results for the planet and your funds.

REVERB works with some of the best offset organizations to maximize positive climate impact. Learn more.

GREEN VENUE INFRASTRUCTURE

Better for the Planet, Better for Fans

Creating a greener venue benefits the planet, fan experience, and your bottom line. Here are some things to consider:

Reusables & Compostables

Get rid of single-use plastic and make the switch to reusable and compostable service wares. From cups to utensils to straws, making the switch streamlines your waste leading to a reduced footprint and operating costs.

Smart Energy Use

Get an energy audit to find areas where you can reduce your energy needs and use.

Swap any remaining incandescent and halogen lights with modern LED options.

Consider installing solar panels to supplement electric needs and sell back excess electricity during off days or seasons.

Finally, look at your power supplier and try to find clean energy options in your area.

Fan Enhancements

Encourage fans that bike to your venue with a bike valet or dedicated, secure bike storage.

Offer solar-powered charging stations for fans to power up their cell phones. These stations are great opportunities for communicating your sustainability efforts and/or advertising.

FUND A BETTER FUTURE

INVEST IN A SUSTAINABILITY

Add a small fee to your ticket price as a donation to a climate-related non-profit organization, or possibly to go towards carbon offsets for your venue. Other options include fan-facing text-to-give campaigns, fundraising in the vendor areas, designated merch items, or online donation campaigns.

MERCH

SELL SMART

When you choose new merch items, consider their footprint. Where are they coming from? How planet-intense is the harvest of the materials? What’s the shipping weight and is there a lighter option? Is there excessive packaging that could be negotiated? And on the road, eliminate plastic merch bags. When you choose new merch items, consider their footprint. Where are they coming from? How planet-intense is the harvest of the materials? What’s the shipping weight and is there a lighter option? Is there excessive packaging that could be negotiated? And on the road, eliminate plastic merch bags.

Sustainable music merch vendor/distribution: Ambient Inks, Key Production (UK)

Sustainable T-Shirts: SustainU Clothing

Donate Misprints or old shirts: Marine Layer

Repurpose old shirts w/ on-site screen printing: Learn More

Carry merch with a % of proceeds benefiting the environment: See Example

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