Our commitments 

In general:

drastically reduce the most polluting forms of transport (planes, petrol/diesel vehicles), and only fly when a project clearly justifies it: for example, when there is no real alternative transport by train, several concerts will be given, and the organiser is engaging in local educational projects and ways of involving new audiences

favouring the development of local projects, aiming for a growth of long-term exchanges and the inclusion of different audiences

raise awareness amongst colleagues, students, audiences and institutions and encourage discussions about social and environmental subjects


show solidarity towards colleagues in the most difficult situations

For organisations :

 

encourage conductors and soloists to take the most environmentally responsible forms of transport, including a financial clause, where necessary, in the contract, and reducing / limiting the number of invited artists that use the most polluting forms of transport

 

avoid transporting instruments and material which can be locally sourced 


rethinking the logistics of rehearsals and tours, favouring the most eco-responsible suppliers (local caterers that do not use packaging, those that use recyclable materials, hotels with sustainable labels…)

 

implement an environmental policy designed to reduce the organisation’s negative impact

 

- contribute to more social justice in the musical world, in particular through influencing institutions and public authorities

 

 

For those that would like to go further: (please see the contributions page for more ideas)

compensate for your carbon footprint by donating to a specialist organisation 

 

publicise your environmental engagement, in particular to your suppliers, to inspire them to engage in similar practices 

 

don’t hesitate to speak out about your lifestyle choices and to become a point of information and initiatives 

 

- implement policies to encourage the public to use greener forms of transport (replace carparks with bike storage facilities; encourage, perhaps with financial incentives, the use of public transport; organise shuttle buses, once you have researched from where your audience is coming)


submit the granting of public finances to ecological and social criteria, in particular for touring, where a charter could be used, considering the different aspects of a tour (duration, number of concerts, the possibility to travel ‘cleanly’, the local impact…) 

 

reduce the environmental impact of administrative activities by improving: the office building (e.g. insulation, heating, air-conditioning, lighting…); consumable goods (recycling paper, reducing the amount of marketing materials printed whilst making those needed with environmentally-friendly materials); the use of resources (repair instead of replace computers, smartphones, printers etc.); and the use of digital tools (reduce the size of emails and the amount of recipients, limit the amount of searches…)

 

favour sponsors whose environmental engagement is clear and coherent