Here, at Sound UK, we are committed to reducing our environmental impact.
Through our Environmental Action Plan, we are continually monitoring our operations and looking at ways to reduce the environmental impact of our work, including touring projects.
Travel is typically the largest source of emissions from live events.
With each tour, we research and aim to use tour vehicles that are as environmentally friendly as possible.
With our latest project, NikNak’s Sankofa, we achieved a new milestone – through train travel it was our first live tour travelling between tour dates completely via public transport.
Unfortunately, touring by public transport is not always logistically possible.
Where carbon emissions are currently unavoidable (including with public transport), we have signed up to work with the charity ecolibrium to tackle these impacts.
With ecolibrium, we’re recording our travel miles and the associated carbon emissions, reducing these emissions wherever possible, and then donating to balance these emissions through ecolibrium’s climate solutions programme:
Energy Revolution, through which 100% of our carbon-balancing donations are invested into projects that create clean renewable energy.
And Trees+, which offsets carbon emissions through Verified Carbon Standards projects, to protect areas of threatened rainforest from deforestation and to work with communities in parts of the world most at risk from climate change to enable social & environmental regeneration through tree planting, sustainable farming, forestry protection and local governance.
In 2021-22, we recorded all travel miles from staff and our touring projects and we donated £1,299.20 to the Energy Revolution – investing in projects that create clean renewable energy and £389.51 to Trees+.
ecolibrium is a live events industry response to the climate crisis – a community of events, festivals, suppliers, artists and music companies taking action to reduce travel impacts and invest in climate solutions. Since 2015, ecolibrium has worked with over 100 festivals, events, artists and music companies to balance the carbon emissions from over 19 million travel miles.
They provide resources, tools, advice and inspiration to reduce travel emissions and invest in climate solutions – supporting ecosystem protection, regeneration and clean energy generation.
Visit ecolibrium’s website to find out more: www.ecolibrium.earth