LOS ANGELES (CelebrityAccess) – Live Nation Entertainment has announced that its global sustainability coalition, Green Nation, is committing to new environmental goals for all Live Nation owned and operated venues, clubs, theaters and festivals.
In a new charter outlining these goals, Live Nation has committed to delivering a 50% reduction in scope 1 and 2 greenhouse gas emissions by 2030, ending the sale of single-use plastics at all owned and operated venues and events by 2021, working to reduce or eliminate the use of fossil fuels where possible and pursue a low-carbon economy by sourcing renewable energy, aiming for their offices, venues and events to be zero waste to landfill and achieve a 50% (or higher) material recovery rate by 2030, working with partners and sponsors toward shared sustainability goals, and to transparently track, measure, and share adherence to the charter itself.
This new charter builds on Live Nation’s existing environmental efforts, which include their “Sustainability Rocks” program which inspires fans to recycle; the introduction of climate-friendly plant-based menu items like the Impossible Burger; the elimination of plastic straws across all US venues; the institution of stringent environmental guidelines for concessions and vendor partners; the addition of on-site venue compost programs; the installation of free water refill stations to reduce single-use bottle waste, and more.
“Hosting over 35,000 concerts and festivals each year, Live Nation has the opportunity and responsibility to provide our artists and fans with a live music experience that protects our planet,” said Michael Rapino, President and CEO, Live Nation Entertainment. “The adverse effects of climate change are undeniable, and we want to use our place on the world stage to be part of the solution. Together our concerts, venues, festivals, and offices around the world are setting new sustainability standards for live events.”
You can read the full charter here.