Massive Attack have published a new open resource on low carbon touring.
The Bristol group have long taken environmental issues seriously, attempting to make their touring activities as eco-friendly as possible.
Now Massive Attack have published a new report into the issue, crafting an open resource for the music industry alongside the Tyndall Centre for Climate Change Research.
A specialist body that offers insight into a sustainable low carbon future, the Tyndall Centre combine with the Bristol band to chart low carbon paths for touring artists.
The report can be found in full HERE, and it recommends touring companies consider emissions as an equal priority from the moment they are designed: “super low carbon practices can only be delivered if they are central from the inception of a tour. Super low carbon needs to be baked into every decision – routing, venues, transport modes, set, audio and visual design, staffing, promotion etc."
Alongside some obvious points – the elimination of the use of private jets – the report goes into more nuanced fields, such as recommending all venues switch to green energy providers, and for festivals to phase out the use of diesel energy providers by 2025.
Roadmap To Super Low Carbon Live Music emphasises the need for cooperation – change can only come at an industry wide level, where larger companies with greater resources align alongside smaller, independent endeavours.
Find Massive Attack's Roadmap To Super Low Carbon Live Music in full HERE.
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