EE MUSIC: European Energy Use Benchmarks for the Music Event Industry
EE MUSIC Greenhouse Gas Emissions
Another round-up of energy-saving top tips and tricks from EE MUSIC\'s travels across Europe.
News from Powerful Thinking
In his report EE MUSIC Ambassador Neven Prišuta gives an overview about the status quo in the Croatian music scene.
Introducing Richard Fletcher of De Montfort University, talking about festival audience engagement project Face Your Elephant\'s work with young engineers, and sustainable energy management at festivals.
Guest Blog: Introducing Elin Trogen of FIFTI (Fight It From the Inside), EE MUSIC Ambassador for Sweden, on sustainability in the Swedish events industry.
Energy efficient equipment - from lights to fridges.
The events implemented in the context of EE MUSIC have been a great success. About 1.000 visitors have been reached via Stakeholder Mobilisation Events such as EE MUSIC Launches and EE MUSIC Workshops.
Diana Simpson Hernandez, RCA product design graduate, talks about generating clean energy through music and design.
Sharing Tricks of the Trade: Top Tips to Save Energy from across Europe
Reporting from the PLASA Show 2014
If you're thinking about and addressing your own energy use, it can be nice to involve your audiences in the conversation: if everyone who attends your venue or event take a little action in their own lives, you can exponentially increase the impact of what you're doing and make a positive difference.
Talking about energy doesn't need to be boring: the most important thing is to speak about it in the way that you would speak to your audiences about your programme or any other activities you want to get them excited about. After all, there's a natural relationship between the electricity used in the house and the sound coming out of a speaker: both are just different forms of energy. By wasting less energy in our everyday lives, we can make sure that we'll be pumping sound through PA systems for many years to come.
For example, DGTL Festival encouraged their audience to 'earn back' their festival experience by cutting back on energy usage at home to save the amount of money it costs to buy a ticket, providing them with top tips on saving energy and money in a share-able video.
At EE MUSIC, we've also been working at bringing creativity, art, and energy together in our vision for a sustainable and clean energy future. For example, Mixmaster Morris, signed to Ninja Tune, has created an exclusive energy-themed mix especially for EE MUSIC. Take a listen and feel free to share it with your own audiences.
It can sometimes help to have a few facts and figures ready – so to help you, we’ve prepared the following:
Market Observatory For Energy, European Commission, June 2011; EDP – Energias de Portugal; DEFRA’s “2013 Government GHG Conversion Factors for Company Reporting”; ADENE – Portuguese National Energy Agency