Concerts and live events are fantastic. When given the opportunity to go see a live show or to go to a free outdoor picnic, people usually drop everything and join in on the festivities. Events like these are an essential part of community life and have usually had a positive effect on society.Unfortunately, concerts and other activities can have negative impacts on the environment.
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Focus the Nation has partnered with the Brita Climate Ride and gearing up for a bike ride from New York City to DC, where riders will demand green energy, green transportation and Green Jobs Now! The Brita Climate Ride, is a climate conference on wheels, a vehicle for direct engagement between citizens and Congress, and a fundraiser for Focus the Nation and Clean Air-Cool Planet.
Founded by Emmy-winning producer Kevin Wall, in partnership with former U.S. Vice President Al Gore, Live Earth was built upon the belief that entertainment has the power to transcend social and cultural barriers to move the world community to action.
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It was thrilling to be at our press conference last night in Mumbai - Our incredible partners IPCC Chair Dr. Rajendra Pachauri, renowned director (and blogger!) Shekar Kapur, and global superstar Amitabh Bachchan faced a huge wall of cameras along with our founder Kevin Wall. Former Vice President Al Gore was present via satellite and everyone answered questions - which came in Hindi and English from a group of Mumbai's finest local, national, and international press outlets.
On December 7, 2008, Live Earth India, this year’s concert for a climate in crisis, will feature world-renowned musicians and performers, environmental advocates and celebrities from India, the U.S. and all over the globe.
Live Earth India will feature personal and policy solutions to the climate crisis, offer support for India’s most important environmental issues and causes, and provide a platform so India can continue its global climate leadership.
INDIA TO HOST 2008 LIVE EARTH EVENT
TO RAISE AWARENESS FOR CLIMATE IN CRISIS
UPDATE November 20: Live Earth India Line-Up Announced
Al Gore, Dr. R.K. Pachauri, Amitabh Bachchan, Jon Bon Jovi, and Kevin Wall
Announce "Live Earth India" December 7, 2008, in Mumbai, India
Mumbai, India (September 18, 2008) – On December 7, 2008, Live Earth India, this year’s concert for a climate in crisis, will feature world-renowned musicians and performers, environmental advocates and celebrities from India, the U.S. and all over the globe. Live Earth India will feature personal and policy solutions to the climate crisis, offer support for India’s most important environmental issues and causes, and provide a platform so India can continue its global climate leadership.
Former U.S. Vice President Al Gore, who participated in the press announcement live via satellite, said India should lead the world by committing to produce all of its new energy in the electricity sector from clean and renewable sources within the next 10 years. Beneficiaries of Live Earth India include TERI’s Light A Billion Lives campaign and Climate Project India, which are dedicated to promoting awareness and finding solutions to current climate situations while alleviating poverty. Along with Mr. Gore, Indian environmental leader Dr. R. K. Pachauri, actor and Live Earth India spokesperson Amitabh Bachchan, and Jon Bon Jovi, lead singer of Live Earth India western headliner Bon Jovi, all joined Executive Producer and Live Earth founder Kevin Wall for today’s important announcement.
- Finalize plans with set designer and work with the venue committee to prepare the stage/ area.
- Double check that the band/ entertainment has everything they need for the event.
- Carry out a sound check with the appropriate equipment.
- Make sure that leftover material is either reused or donated to local organizations.
- Brainstorm promotional and marketing techniq
For some reason, when there are food and beverages at an event the event is just better and more successful, and as concert-goers are becoming more educated on environmental and sustainability issues, they come to events with an expectation of broader selections, including healthier, organic options. In this Section, we will cover guidelines that will be beneficial to both house party event hosts and vendors who are supporting larger events.You want to begin to think about where the food for your event will come from.
Advertising your event is crucial. Yet, at a green event, it is important to keep in mind that certain environmentally responsible guidelines should be followed. You can still reach out to your potential audience and engage the artists, surrounding communities, governments and local nonprofits without sacrificing the sustainability principles you’re are trying to promote.One of the most common ways to promote your event is through flyers and pamphlets.
Sponsors can be incredibly important for creating a successful event and can support you in many ways. Local businesses and organizations can donate money, time and/or resources to make your event even better.
When researching companies to approach regarding sponsorship, don’t limit yourself to those who may already have achieved a certain level of environmental responsibility – they certainly may have interest, but other organizations may be just as interested in your cause and be willing participants.
Also, don’t limit yourself in the way your sponsors can support your event.
As the event producer you play the key role in educating everyone involved in your event about green principles. If your event is large enough to facilitate a production team, you want to try and set the same example with them as you do with the other components of your event (i.e. artists, food and beverage vendors, venue, sponsors, etc.). Design is the starting point to greening the set. Fortunately, the aesthetic integrity of the set design does not need to be sacrificed for the sake of the environment.
Eco Villages are where individuals and vendors join together to promote a sustainable lifestyle and/or innovative technologies. Within these villages, people can sell goods, provide entertainment to help promote a cause, and encourage others to go green.Negotiating green practices with venues, contractors, and vendors is very important. Many of the green practices may be new to them.
The feeling you get when you attend a live show is irreplaceable. But a live show means that all the stuff that comes with the events must travel: artists, volunteers, equipment, supplies, food, audiovisual equipment, and audience members.
Even if your event is located in a defined area, guests might come from all over and, as a green host, they should be encouraged to walk, use buses, ride bikes and carpool.
- Did you know that anywhere from 70% or more of all emissions from a concert is the product of audience travel to and from the venue? That’s not good.
Location, location, location. Will your event be inside, outside, in bar, at your house or on a field? When choosing a location, keep in mind where people will be traveling from and whom you will be working with. Introduce and encourage green requirements during the first conversations with facility managers, vendors, and other relevant parties to get them excited about the greening process as well.
Look for venues that have environmentally responsible practices in place and use them if possible and practical.