One of the positive trends in the last couple of years has been the way the live music industry has come together to start tackling its climate impact. The latest example is a Green Events Code launched this week by more than 500 festivals and outdoor events in the UK.
It’s the work of an industry steering group called Vision2025, and has the backing of big festival promoters (Festival Republic included) and industry bodies alike. The code aims to establish “national minimum sustainability standards, targets and practices” for outdoor live music, including a minimum reduction in Greenhouse Gas emissions of 50% by 2030.
Fossil fuel consumption, meat and dairy consumption and single-use plastic are among the areas with similarly-specific pledges.
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