We want to help reduce the impact of our activities on the environment because we care about our planet and climate change. We also want to encourage the people who engage with us to consider and positively change their own behaviour – you can help!
- Bring your own reusable water bottle and reusable drinks containers to events to reduce the use of single use plastic glasses.
- If you can, choose your method of travel to the venue in this order: walking, cycling, public transport, car share, car. Usher Hall public transport can be found info here. Queen’s Hall public transport can be found info here.
- If you have a mobile device, chose the ‘e-ticket’ option rather than opting for printed tickets.
- Sign up for our e-newsletter so we can tell you about our concerts, events, and opportunities to get involved with our projects, without needing to print flyers.
- Choose to use a more ethical internet browser which makes a positive difference to the environment, for example Ecosia which uses the profit they make from ads related to your searches to plant trees where they are needed most.
Project participants & artists
- As for concert attendees, but you could also bring your own reusable hot drink container to workshops and events to reduce the use of single use paper cups.
- If you have an electronic device, you could use this to view your music or lyrics instead of printing music.
- Members of our community choir can take part in our car share scheme, to reduce the number of cars travelling to rehearsals and events.
What Love Music is doing already
- We encourage you to do the above actions to help reduce our collective environmental impact.
- We choose recycled paper, folders, envelopes and reusable plastics where possible, and we try to avoid using plastic where possible.
- We reuse and recycle paper, cardboard, and plastic where possible.
- We reuse materials as many times as possible before replacing them (so sorry if our signage is a little scruffy around the edges sometimes!) – generally we minimise our use of materials, energy and natural resources.
- We choose printers for concert promotion that carbon balance their print and use recycled paper and paper from sustainable sources.
- We don’t print programmes anymore – you can access all our event info on our event page instead.
- We choose to book artists living locally to our touring projects wherever possible.
- We ask artists travelling from further away to take the train rather than flying.
- When we book event catering, we ensure that the crockery is recyclable or compostable and is disposed of in such a way that this happens.
- To facilitate the now larger use of electronic devices in rehearsals we offer and provide one to one or group help and training to aid with technology issues.
- We use rechargeable batteries when we need to (eg in our headset microphones).
- We ask the venues we work with what their environmental actions are and ask them to provide separate bins for recyclable materials.
- We use a green website host which is partnered with the Green Web Foundation.
- Our core team choose to use Ecosia, an ethical internet browser which makes a positive difference to the environment by planting trees.
- We use ethical banking and investment providers, with The Co-Operative Bank and Triodos Bank.
- We are members of the Green Arts Initiative.
- We regularly assess our environmental impact and review our environmental action plan to help us reduce our impact.
How can we improve? Please let us know your thoughts!