DGTL and Bye Bye Plastic Launch Climate Impact Tracking Tool
Apr 21, 2022
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In time for Earth Day, SkyNRG, CHOOOSE, DGTL Festival, Revolution Foundation, and Bye Bye Plastic Foundation announced their joined forces on a new launch of a new climate action tool named The Climate Gig.
This new application, available on both desktop and mobile, enables artists, fans, and venues to sustainably appreciate live music voyages. With the common goal of reducing the carbon footprint of journeys to and from events with Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF) and/or carbon offsets from ground transportation.
The tool was created by five leading organizations, all with the foundation of sustainable lifestyle changes to benefit long-term climate sustainability while enabling traveling freely to experience global festivals live. There are separate portals for fans and artist with different functions that give greater visibility to the environmental impact of travel.
For music lovers, The Climate Gig computes and recedes the carbon footprint of their trip based on their choices of transportation and travel destination. Fans can then pick any mix of SAF and high-standards carbon offsets to lower the impression associated with that travel.
The fans’ page differs from artists and music venues as the tool offers a more comprehensive view. Allowing artists to create a profile lets them calculate and reduce the carbon footprint of entire events, staff, transport, lodging, and more. It is also feasible to view detailed order history, including access to in-depth climate project content, and track the positive climate impact.
With more to be announced, supporters and endorsed by artists and festivals already using the tool include Deer Jade, SHARE, BLOND:ISH, and DGTL Festival.
DGTL Festival’s Artist Handler Jelle Lobbes said of the project, “When we reached out to artists about this project, we found out most of them were already engaged in more sustainable travel. Agencies already implemented offset programs for their roster and really thought about their journeys. This showed we’re all on the same page and motivated us to join forces and take the next step forward.”
To learn more about the initiative and check out this fantastic new tool, head over to their website at: www.theclimategig.com.